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Justin is a specialist family law barrister practising in all areas of family law. He appears in private cases about children including contested international and internal relocation cases, cases where allegations of domestic or sexual abuse are made, and cases where the local authority or a children’s guardian are involved. He appears in financial proceedings following the breakdown of relationships including contested hearings in which claims are made under TOLATA. In care proceedings he appears for local authorities, children’s guardians, parents and other family members in cases including historical sexual abuse allegations, complex neurological disorders, international placements, and other complicating factors. He has the experience and is looking to expand his practice in the Court of Protection.
Justin conducts seminars for solicitors as well as advocacy training.
Prior to coming to the Bar Justin worked in the family law department at the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia (a legal aid organisation for Aboriginal Australians), assisting on private and public child disputes and financial matters. He also volunteered at the National Centre for Domestic Violence in London.
Justin undertook a post-graduate degree focusing on international and comparative family law and policy, and undertaking research into the law and policy relating to domestic and international surrogacy. His studies at University and for the Bar were supported by scholarships and bursaries.
“Justin is conscientious and proactive. He also possesses excellent client care skills. It is always a pleasure to instruct Justin and this is a view positively shared by my colleagues and our instructing clients.” Christiana Ajilore | Senior Lawyer (Childcare & Education) For and on behalf of the Director of Legal and Governance (2021)
“Justin prepares extremely well and his attention to detail is exceptional. He has a reassuring manner whilst also being clear and direct so that the client knows what to expect from the outset.” Anita Mills – Newmans Solicitors (2021)
“Justin is an exceptionally hard-working and skilled advocate with a keen eye for detail. He provides clear and robust advice in a calm and reassuring way.” Lisa Lee | Solicitor – Clifton Ingram LLP (2021)
University of Cambridge LLM (2012)
University of Cambridge BA (Law) (2010)
University of Western Australia BEc (Economics) (2007)
City Law School – BPTC (2011)