Nicholas Stonor  > Chambers of Richard Wright QC > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Wright QC
Park Square Barristers
6 PARK SQUARE
LEEDS
LS1 2LW
England
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Work Department

Family

Position

Door Tenant

Career

Nick Stonor QC was called to the Bar in 1993 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2015. He is a family law Silk, as well as Court Recorder, specialising in cases involving children and vulnerable adults.

Public Law Children
Nicholas is regularly instructed in complex care proceedings. He has a particular interest in cases involving disputed medical evidence (including suspicious death, factitious and induced illness, shaking and sexual abuse), jurisdictional and international issues, cultural/religious issues, human rights issues, and interfaces
between the Family Court and the Court of Protection.

Private Law Children
Nicholas represents family members across the spectrum of private law disputes and has a particular interest in relocation cases.

Medical Treatment and ‘End of Life’
Nicholas provides advice and representation, often at short notice, for NHS Trusts, local authorities and family members where the treatment
plan for a child or vulnerable adult is in dispute.

Forced Marriage
Nicholas provides advice and representation, again often at short notice, for local authorities and family members in cases involving alleged forced marriage.

Matrimonial Finance
Nicholas has a particular interest in cases involving high net worth and/or hidden assets.

Safeguarding and Policy
Nicholas is regularly instructed by local authorities and other public authorities to advise on safeguarding and policy issues in connection with the discharge of responsibilities towards children and vulnerable adults. Recent instructions have involved serious case reviews, safeguarding adult reviews and financial support for family carers.

icholas represents vulnerable adults (by litigation friends including the Official Solicitor), local authorities and family members. He has a particular interest in cases where the Court of Protection jurisdiction overlaps with the care or forced marriage jurisdictions. In September 2015, Nicholas chaired the Court of Protection Practitioners Association (CoPPA) annual national conference in Leeds

Memberships

Family Law Bar Association
Northumbria Family Justice Council (Bar representative)
North Eastern Circuit

Education

1992
University College London, LLB (Hons)
1993
Inns of Court School of Law
Appointments:
2016
Family Court Recorder
2015
Queen’s Counsel
2014
Bar Standards Board Professional Conduct Committee