James accepts instructions in respect of all matters arising out of public law proceedings and regularly accepts instructions on behalf of local authorities, parents and guardians. His work includes dealing with cases involving:
- Non-accidental injuries,
- Genetic disorders and conditions
- Sexual abuse
- Domestic violence
- Psychiatric and psychological conditions
James is instructed all forms of parental disputes including parental alienation and child arrangements. In addition, he also has experience in dealing with cases involving:
- Modern families including same sex relationships and known sperm donors
- Cases involving allegations of domestic abuse
- Disputes about schooling
- Changes of children’s names
- Forced marriage
- Claims for child maintenance under Schedule 1 of the Children Act
- Private law cases which intersect with public law proceedings
- Acting for guardians and children as parties to private law cases.
- Re H (Care and Adoption: Assessment of wider family)  EWFC 10
- JB v. JF + 2 Others – representing the Father in an application for a Child Arrangements Order where the biological Mother was in a same sex relationship and the Father a known sperm donor. Addressing the legal basis upon which known sperm donors may acquire parental responsibility and child arrangement orders, pursuing an application for the Child to be joined as a party to proceedings and dealing with substantial allegations of sexual abuse and parental alienation.
James may accept Public Access work, where he can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a Solicitor.
Contact James’ clerks
Arnela Siranovic on 0113 213 5212