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Specialist areas
Care Proceedings
Child Arrangements
Adoption and Special Guardianship

 

Profile

Grant is an experienced specialist family law practitioner in public and private children law. Grant always fights for the rights of his clients and has the ability to disseminate the most complex cases into the key facts in a calm manner, whilst providing clear and realistic advice. Grant uses his forensic approach to complex cases and skilled advocacy whilst maintaining a calm and warm manner with his clients. Grant has the experience of working with the most vulnerable individuals who have suffered significant trauma in their lives, and regularly works with intermediaries on particularly emotionally charged and complex cases.

Grant acts on behalf of parents, children’s guardians, children and intervenors in a wide range of cases:

• Serious non-accidental injury
• Fabricated and/or induced illness
• Sexual Abuse
• Domestic Violence
• Chronic Neglect
• Drug and Alcohol Abuse (including FDAC proceedings)
• Adoption including Revocation of Adoption
• Special Guardianship
• Secure Accommodation/Deprivation of Liberty
• Child arrangements disputes, including intractable contact disputes

Education
University:
University of Leicester (BA)
Warwick Business School (MBA)

Law School:
BPP London (2005)

Memberships/Scholarships
Family Law Bar Association
Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
– Richard York Scholarship (2006)
– CPE Scholarship (2005)

What our clients are saying
Grant has a reputation for his high level of advocacy, demonstrating his forensic ability to find the ‘needle in the haystack’ and to always fight for his client. He is truly client focused and robust in his approach, whilst remaining calm in the ‘eye of the storm’. He cares about his clients and will do what is right whilst always being professional providing advice in a straightforward and direct style. Grant represents clients in the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.

Cases
[2020] EWCA Civ 1382 (Court of Appeal – Judge had erred in his approach to, and analysis of, the medical evidence and findings of fact relating to a serious head injury suffered by the child.)

Re H-B-S [2020] EWCA Civ 1027 (Court of Appeal – Judge had been wrong to discharge interim care orders in the middle of a fact finding)

Re S [2020] EWHC 217 (Fam) – (High Court – Fabricated Illness, Sexual Abuse – Finding of Fact – client exonerated)

Re T (A Child) sub nom OCC v (1) A (Mother) (2) B (Father) (3) T (BY Guardian) (4 & 5) C & D (Paternal Aunt & Uncle) (2017) (Successful challenge to Foster to Adopt – child returned to the family)

Re S [2015] (non-reported) – (Non-accidental injury (fracture) to a 6 month old baby – Finding of Fact hearing –child returned home to family)

Re P (a child) NCC v (1) LC (2) GA (3) P (a child) 2015
[2010] EWCA Crim 1348

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