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Chambers of Richard Wright QC

6 PARK SQUARE, LEEDS, LS1 2LW, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0113 2459763
Fax:
Fax 0113 2424395
DX:
26402 LEEDS Park Square
Email:
Web:
www.parksquarebarristers.co.uk

David Orbaum

Tel:
Work 0113 2459763
Park Square Barristers (Chambers of Richard Wright QC)

Work Department

Family & Children Law

Position

David Orbaum has practiced as a barrister and solicitor for over 30 years, with a busy mixed common-law practice including criminal, family and civil work. In recent years, he has specialised mostly in family law and has a comprehensive knowledge of the subject.
He specialises in all aspects of private and public children’s work in the family field, representing local authorities, parents and related parties, and children’s guardians. He takes on work for local authorities involving potentially dangerous parties to care proceedings, and acts for potentially dangerous parties themselves where others have been reluctant to act.
He has a clear understanding of issues affecting the crossover between the criminal and family jurisdictions, particularly in relation to disclosure. In the recent past he acted as sole advocate (without a leader) for one of the parties in both the high-profile criminal and care proceedings arising out of a local kidnap investigation in Dewsbury, which attracted national media coverage.
David has undertaken a number of cases involving difficult issues of international jurisdiction relating to children, divorce and nullity.
His many years in private practice as a solicitor mean that David relates confidently and effectively to the people he represents, regardless of their background.

 

Career

1978 call

Education

1976 
Leeds University, BA History (2:1)
1978
College of Law, London, BVC Bar Exams Part 1 and 2
1982 
Leeds Metropolitan University, Solicitors’ Final Exams


Regional Bar : North Eastern Circuit

Family and children law

Within: Family and children law – Leading juniors

David Orbaum - Park Square BarristersA confident advocate who is liked by his clients.

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