Stephen’s experience in private law children work covers contact and residence applications including
contested final hearings where there are serious allegations of sexual abuse and violence. His strength is
always keeping the focus on the welfare of the child regardless of the issues that adults in the case seek to litigate.
In relation to his public law children practice, Stephen has experience representing parents, Guardians, local authorities, grandparents and parties making special guardianship applications, and is regularly instructed in cases which involve issues of neglect, drug misuse, mental health, domestic violence, physical and emotional abuse.