My role

I primarily act for children, parents and other family members in public law children proceedings, often involving complex issues of non-accidental injury, neglect and sexual abuse. I carry out adoption and special guardianship work and provide independent representation for children within the court process when contacted by judges or other professionals. I also manage the firm’s legal aid contracts.


My experience

I have specialised in children law, primarily cases involving the local authority, for over 30 years and have been a member of the Children Panel since 1988. I also have a Diploma in Child Protection. I headed up the family team at my previous firm where I was also managing partner.

My specialisms

  • Adoption
  • Special guardianship
  • Children law
  • Independent representation for children within the court process
I have been recognised for the work I do
Contracts – paying the price for unachievable targets

The Lifeline Project was a well-regarded charity. Failure to carry out the targets within the contracts led the charity into insolvency and resulted in a personal, 7-year disqualification order.

Contract management pitfalls – payment
Contract management pitfalls – payment

In the second part of our series on contract management pitfalls, we look at the risks and opportunities presented by payment mechanisms in construction contracts.

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