He has particular experience of cases with—
care cases with complex medical features or forensic evidence (including murder of parents or children, non-accidental injuries, serious domestic violence, historic abuse, mental health/disability issues, forced marriage, FGM, and radicalisation
international elements (including transfer of care cases abroad or cases where habitual residence is in dispute, child abduction in both care proceedings and private law contexts, and permanent leave to remove).
complex financial remedy/property and affairs cases, including where trust or company issues arise.
court of protection matters or cases in the family court acting for clients who do not have capacity or where capacity/deprivation of liberty is in issue.
appeals, including those where another advocate may have appeared in the court below (regularly appearing before the Court of Appeal and having advised on matters before the Supreme Court).
Seminars and teaching
Stephen gives practitioner seminars on child abduction, financial remedies and cohabitation, the court of protection and childcare matters.
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