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Chambers of Jeremy Weston QC

1-3 WHITTALL STREET, BIRMINGHAM, B4 6DH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0121 236 0863
Fax:
Fax 0121 236 6961
DX:
16072 BIRMINGHAM
Email:
Web:
www.stiveschambers.co.uk

David Payne

Tel:
Work 0121 236 0863
Email:
Web:
www.stiveschambers.co.uk/barristers/david-payne/
St Ives Chambers (Chambers of Jeremy Weston QC)

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David Payne is a Barrister specialising in Family law.

Position

David is a family law specialist with who is regularly instructed in private law cases. He has wide experience in the representation of parents and children in such proceedings. These include experience of:

  • All applications under the Children Act 1989.
  • Injunctive relief under the Family Law 1996.
  • Cases involving the invocation of the inherent jurisdiction.
  • Complex factual disputes, including the determination of allegations of physical, sexual and emotional abuse perpetrated towards other parents and children.
  • Cases involving Re W determinations and where appropriate, the cross-examination of children and other vulnerable witnesses.
  • Proceedings which have current, or previous, local authority involvement.
  • Non-accidental injuries of all levels of severity, including brain injuries and where life-changing injuries have been occasioned to children.
  • Cases involving cross-jurisdictional considerations within the United Kingdom and Crown Protectorates.
  • Cases with an international element.

Career

Year of Call: 2003

David is a specialist Family practitioner who has been instructed in the full range of care cases, including those involving: 

  • Where one parent has killed another.
  • Where a parent has attempted to kill a child.
  • Terrorism, including families travelling, or intending to travel, to Syria.
  • Child Sexual Exploitation.
  • Factitious Illness.
  • Familial Sexual Abuse.
  • Non-accidental injuries of all levels of severity, including brain injuries and where life-changing injuries have been occasioned to children.
  • Substance misuse and addiction.

David has extensive experience of the many complex legal problems which arise in such cases, including: 

  • Finding of Fact hearings involving large numbers of parties and interveners.
  • Cases involving conflicting expert opinions.
  • Vulnerable parties and witnesses (including children).
  • Designated Local Authority arguments.
  • Cases involving foreign nationals and immigration issues.
  • Cases with interlinked criminal proceedings and resolving cross-disclosure issues.
  • Wardship

David has been instructed in matters before the Court of Appeal and is regularly instructed in the High Court.

Notable Cases:

Re C (Children) [2008] EWCA Civ 1331

Re V-Z (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 475 

AB (Fact Finding), Re [2016] EWFC B57

Recommendations:  

Legal 500 2018:“A thoughtful and thorough advocate.”

Languages

English

Member

Family Law Bar Association

Midland Circuit

Grays Inn

Education

LLB (Hons) Law & Politics (Cardiff)


Regional Bar: Midland Circuit

Family and children law

Within: Leading Juniors

David Payne - St Ives Chambers ‘ An outstanding trial counsel with exceptional analytical and technical skills. ’

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