11 Staple Inn
Partner and Head of the Children Department at Dawson Cornwell, the only firm in the country to be awarded the highest ranking as Band 1 by Chambers & Partners for Children: Cross Border Disputes. Has acted in many leading cases and been involved in landmark decisions in the field of international children law, including cases in the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights. A dual qualified Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and Spanish Abogado. Specialises in jurisdiction disputes (divorce and children), child abduction, registration and enforcement of foreign contact orders, applications for leave to remove the jurisdiction, applications for residence and contact, public law cases (specifically with cross borders issues with Spanish speaking countries), surrogacy (both domestic and international), family formation, assisted reproduction and LGBTQ+ rights. A frequent lecturer and author on family law. Vice President of IAFL Executive Committee.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Italian
Practice Areas: Appeals, Child Care/Public Law, Child Custody/Residence/Visitation/Contact, Domestic Abuse/Violence/Protection Orders, Emergency Procedures/Injunctions, Enforcement: Child Custody, Hague Convention/Child Abduction, Modification/Variation: Child Custody, Parentage/Paternity, Relocation/Removal from Jurisdiction