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5 CRANWOOD STREET, LONDON, EC1V 9GR, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7608 1227
Fax:
Fax 020 7250 1786
DX:
36614 FINSBURY
Email:
Web:
www.goodmanray.com
Goodman Ray, Kevin Skinner, London, ENGLAND

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Kevin Skinner

Tel:
Work 020 7607 1227
Email:
Goodman Ray

Work Department

Family and children.

Position

Partner; specialises in family and children law, particularly international child custody, abduction, surrogacy and international relocation/leave to remove applications. Association of Lawyers for Children Outstanding Newcomer in the Field of Children Law (2013); regular speaker and trainer; reported decisions include, EG v JG [2013] EW Misc 21 (CC) (01 December 2013); Re G (A Minor); Re Z (A Minor) [2013] EWHC 134 (Fam); LB of Islington v Al Alas and Wray [2012] EWHC 865 (Fam); and Re PW (Adoption) [2012] EWHC 3793 (FAM).

Career

Trained Goodman Ray, qualified 2009. Partner 2015. Publications of note: Adoption, public policy and integrity; Re PW: – Jordan Family Law, May 2012, volume 42, p577; Confidentiality in Children Cases after Doncaster MBC V Haigh – Jordan Family Law, December 2011, volume 41, p1348; The Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007: Two Years On – Jordan Family Law, January 2011, volume 41, p76.

Member

Law Society Family Law (Advanced) Private Children Law and Child Abduction; Resolution; Association of Lawyer for Children.

Education

Les Quennevais School; Hertfordshire University (BA Hons 2001); Sussex University (CPE 2003); College of Law (LPC 2005).

Leisure

Travel, skiing, literature and tennis.


London: Private client

Family

Within: Family

Goodman Ray  is a ‘leading firm in the area of children’s law with a wealth of excellent lawyers who have particular expertise in same sex relationship breakdown and fertility law’. Kevin Skinner  has particular expertise in alternative family structures; ‘he is able to provide clarity in what is often a complex and opaque area of law and is very much in demand’. Jemma Dally  ‘goes beyond the call of duty to ensure that her clients receive an excellent service’. Peggy Ray  ‘remains at the top of her game and pulls in extremely interesting and complex cases’. Other standout individuals include Trudi Featherstone, who handles a significant amount of financial and Schedule One work and ‘has a fantastic manner with clients’. Consultant Ann Thompson  is ‘vastly experienced in international children law - a steely fighter and a master strategist’. Janet Broadley (also a consultant) is ‘extremely experienced in international children work; she has a real eye for detail and a calm and reassuring manner’. Senior associate Emma Sherrington  ‘knows how to build a winning case’.

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