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David Bannocks was called to the Bar in 2002. His work comprises of all aspects of family law involving children, appearing at all levels of the Family Court with ongoing cases in the High Court and recent cases in the Court of Appeal.
David considers that client care is of central importance and knows that people involved in family cases may be experiencing one of the most testing and stressful times of their lives. His caring and friendly manner will reassure and this is balanced with strong and realistic advice so that the client is prepared for the outcome.
When representing professional clients, David is known for his strong support, robust and practical advice and tenacity in the most difficult and testing of cases.
Public Law, Care and Adoption
David acts for local authorities, parents, grandparents, and children’s guardians. He appears in the most complex of cases involving, non-accidental injury, addiction, mental health, allegations of sexual, physical and emotional abuse, domestic violence, neglect, international placements and adoption, deprivation of liberty etc.
Some recent cases include:
David has huge experience in representing parties where there are disputes about where children will live, contact and all section 8 proceedings, Special Guardianship applications and leave to remove from the jurisdiction. He is regularly instructed to represent parents, Rule 16.4 guardians and interveners in fact finding hearings, disposal hearings and appeal hearings. He is routinely involved in cases which contain issues of implacable hostility and domestic violence.
Direct Public Access
As a qualified direct access barrister David will accept instructions from members of the public in suitable cases. He is able to quickly build a rapport with a client and to guide them through the complexity of the court process, give clear legal advice and undertake all aspects of court negotiation, advocacy and drafting of legal documents.
University of London, Theology (BA) (1985)
University of Durham, Theology (MA) (1994)
University of Westminster, Graduate Diploma in Law (2000)
Inns of Court School of Law (2002)