James specialises exclusively in the law as it concerns children and he is committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for children, young people and their families whatever their backgrounds and circumstances may be.
He doesn't miss a thing, he organises cases to get good results and he gives clear, balanced advice.
Arranging for children when parents separate (who children live with and how they spend time with separated parents and other family members) and all other issues there may be between parents including when allegations are made by one parent against the other and applications to move overseas or within the UK with children
Public law care proceedings brought by social services in which he represents both parents and children and is committed to securing the best outcomes possible for clients who are often vulnerable
Applications to adopt children and issues that can follow adoption
Grandparents and extended family members caring for children including the financial and other support that may be available to them
Applications for emergency orders to protect adults and children from abuse
Social services investigations when there are concerns about children’s welfare
Disputes between foster carers and fostering agencies and helping parents secure the right placements and support for children in care
James is a very good solicitor who is forensic, thorough and hard-working.
- Member of Resolution and Resolution accredited specialist in private law children and adoption
- Member of Law Society Children's Panel since 2013
- Member of the Association of Lawyers for Children
- Deputy District Judge on the South-Eastern Circuit
James has a sharp intellect, coupled with a rational and reasonable approach.