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Chambers of Susan Hunter

101 VICTORIA STREET, BRISTOL, BS1 6PU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0117 923 4700
Fax:
Fax 0117 929 4821
DX:
743350 BRISTOL 36
Email:
Web:
www.stjohnschambers.co.uk

Andrew Commins

Tel:
Work 0117 923 4700
Email:
Web:
www.stjohnschambers.co.uk
St John's Chambers (Chambers of Susan Hunter)

Work Department

Family

Position

Andrew is a family law barrister specialising in all matters of family finance including financial remedies on divorce and the dissolution of civil partnerships, cohabitation disputes, Schedule 1 applications and related professional negligence claims. Andrew has experience of cases involving farming partnerships, discretionary and constructive trusts, bankruptcy, company interests, nuptial agreements, inherited wealth, allegations of conduct and the variation of complex nuptial settlements.

He also accepts instructions in related matters under the Children Act 1989 involving allegations of sexual, physical and emotional abuse, parental alienation, grandparent applications and expert evidence.

Andrew is a contributor to the The Family Court Practice (Red Book), recently published by Jordan Publishing. His remit covers all law and procedure governing financial remedy on divorce, Schedule 1 application and claims pursuant to TLATA 1996.

Alternative dispute resolution (‘ADR’)

Andrew offers solicitors of represented clients two bespoke forms of ADR in family finance disputes: the Represented Mediation and the Private Financial Dispute Resolution Meeting. These forms of ADR offer cost-effective, quality and responsive alternatives to lengthy and costly court proceedings.

Career

Called 2004; pupillage St John’s Chambers 2005; has given seminars on the following topics in recent months: domestic violence and children, ancillary relief, maintenance and capital provision, The Civil Partnership Act 2004, cohabitation, public law children issues.

Languages

Fluent German.

Education

Exeter University (Law); Universität des Saarlandes, Germany (second degree in German Law); UWE, Bristol (Bar exams).


Regional Bar : Western Circuit

Family and children law

Within: Family and children law – Leading juniors

Andrew Commins - St John's ChambersFiercely bright, personable and determined.

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