Mike acted for the respondent Mother in a case concerning the Father’s application for a Child Arrangements Order (contact) in respect of one child. The parties had separated when their child was quite young, and whilst the Mother and child remained in Kent, the Father moved away. The Mother claimed that the father had not … Continue reading
Mike acted for a mother and stepfather of three children in a complex case involving: applications for a Child Arrangement Order a Parental Responsibility Order to the step father discharge of Parental Responsibility for the natural father of one of the three children change of surname removal from the jurisdiction to relocate to Australia. The … Continue reading
Mike acted for a Chinese father, initially in High Court, on an urgent application to prevent the mother from removing a young child from jurisdiction to go to China, with applications for Prohibited Steps and Specific Issue Orders, followed by more applications by the father for a Child Arrangement/Shared Care Order. Central to this case … Continue reading
Mike successfully acted for a mother on an application to remove two teenage sons from the jurisdiction and relocate in Australia. The case involved close analysis of relevant case law and issues relating to jurisdiction.
Mike is currently acting for a father on application for a Child Arrangement Order in respect of his young son, who is currently living with the mother. The boy’s older, teenage sister has already chosen to live with the father. This case involved Mike in Issues of between two different sex siblings with a significant … Continue reading
Mike acted for a father with a diagnosis of Narcissistic Personality Disorder on an application for residence and contact. His client had been looking after the child, whose own mental health issues require 24/7 care, until the mother made an application for the child to be resident with her and the father to have contact … Continue reading
Mike acted for a grandmother and step grandfather on an application for a Special Guardianship Order in respect of young baby. Local authority plan was for adoption.
Mike acted for foster carers on an application for an adoption order in respect of a child with special needs. This case required Mike’s tenacity in order to obtain the best support package for his clients, with the case being adjourned several times because the local authority were not offering a sufficient financial support package. … Continue reading