John is an efficient, trusted and respected advocate with a vast amount of experience in children cases. He represents local authorities, parents, extended family members, intervenors, the Official Solicitor and children (including separate representation of competent children) in both areas of public and private law.
John has particular expertise in cases relating to complex medical and factual issues in respect of possible fabricated or induced injuries, non-accidental injuries and allegations of serious sexual or physical abuse.
Previous experience practising in criminal law has provided invaluable insight, particularly when acting in cases with a concurrent criminal investigation or previous criminal proceedings.
Complex private law cases
Care proceedings with parallel criminal investigation or proceedings such as non-accidental injuries, neglect and sexual and physical abuse
Fabricated or Induced illness
Complex medical issues
Adoption with an international element
Child cruelty / chastisement with an international or cultural dimension
Parents with learning or physical disabilities
Parents with severe mental health issues.