Jim deals with all areas of family law, including co-habitation and financial disputes within divorce, often involving business assets. Jim has extensive experience of acting for parties within complex financial claims, involving pensions and the full range of assets from the substantial to modest. Jim also has experience of complex children cases, including representing children in such disputes. Jim is an experienced advocate and undertakes much of his own advocacy.
Jim is a trained collaborative lawyer and formerly an accredited member of the Law Society Children’s Panel. Before qualifying Jim worked for 15 years in the Family Division of the High Court.
Jim is committed to adopting a firm but pragmatic approach to resolve family disputes. His areas of expertise include:
· international child abduction;
· Children Act proceedings involving residence and contact;
· Schedule 1 Children Act financial proceedings involving non-married couples;
· financial settlements involving both large and limited assets;
· pre-nuptial agreements;
· domestic violence.