Allen joined Becket Chambers in February 2021. He is developing a broad practice across the full spectrum of Chambers’ expertise and is happy to be instructed for representation and paperwork in all areas of family law and general civil law.
Allen’s family law practice covers public and private children cases and proceedings for financial remedies, as well as applications under the Family Law Act 1996 for occupation and non-molestation orders. He represents clients at all stages throughout proceedings.
Allen also advises and represents clients across all of Chambers’ core civil law areas, appearing in court in small claim and fast track matters, stage 3 claims and disposal hearings, and interim applications for Claimants and Defendants.
Alongside his court work, Allen has a busy and varied paperwork practice, drafting pleadings and advices across a wide range of civil law and family law matters.
Before joining the Bar, Allen was a strategic consultant specialising in branding projects with government, corporate, and third sector clients across multiple industries. He worked with and advised high-level stakeholders and clients alongside coordinating multi-disciplinary teams, often managing projects and presenting company initiatives and proposals to clients. Allen’s diverse professional background has allowed him to develop well-rounded advocacy skills, client care expertise, and a strong sense of commercial awareness which he utilises in his practice.
He is experienced at representing clients who are particularly vulnerable, due to mental health issues, alcohol or drug abuse or educational challenges. He is also experienced in working with clients whose first language is not English and/or where the services of an interpreter or translator are required.