Monthly Archives: August 2000

Tina Harrington (1985)

Specialising in financial remedy, financial disputes between cohabitees, and private and public Children Act actions.
Tina Harrington has over 20 years experience in all aspects of family law. Applications for financial remedy, whether in the context of divorce proceedings or co-habitee related claims, form the major part of her practice. She also deals with public and private Children Act cases.
During her career Tina has dealt with many high profile matters, including ancillary relief for high wealth clients, cases relating to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act, and those involving ethnic minorities. Tina’s clear concise approach and her ability to help clients feel at ease with court procedures, have earned her respect amongst her peers and clients.
Responsible for setting up Trinity Chambers in 1997, Tina is now Head of Chambers …

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Rex Howling QC (1991)

Specialising in care, financial remedy, private law Children Act disputes, trusts, wills and probate.
Rex was called in 1991 having had a successful career in the Royal Navy.  He has a wide ranging family practice which has more recently had an emphasis on care work but he also has a strong following in financial remedy and private law children cases.  Those that are unusually complex, in  either law or facts, are of particular interest, as are those that involve an international element.
As well as his family practice, Rex also has a broad civil practice, which includes trusts, wills and probate, and is happy to receive instructions in the Court of Protection.
Rex has acquired a reputation for his hard work, careful planning and strong people skills, which are essential in any family cases.
More recently, Rex has been involved in the high …

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John Dagg (1980)

Specialising in Town and Country Planning, Environment, Real Property, Compulsory Purchase and Compensation, Highways, Local Government and Administrative Law.
After graduating from Durham and Liverpool Universities John Dagg qualified and practised as a town planner.  He studied law externally prior to attending the Inns of Court School of Law and pupillage in leading Chambers in the Temple.  Until 2005 he was a member of London planning, property and administrative law Chambers.
Clients have included major trading companies, medium and small businesses, local authorities (including London Boroughs), schools, a university, associations and individuals.  He advises, draft documentation and represents in courts, tribunals, public inquiries, hearings and local authority meetings.  He presents lectures and training seminars.  Advice can be g…

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John Brooke-Smith (1981)

Specialising in financial remedy, financial disputes between cohabitees, Children Act disputes, and claims for damages for personal injury.
John was called in 1981 and started his career in London before moving to East Anglia where he has been based for many years, acquiring a reputation as a robust advocate with a good manner with clients, and appearing in courts throughout the country.
He specialises in claims for financial remedy between divorcing parties and cohabitees, and in disputes relating to children and in claims for damages for personal injuries.  He has acted in many high value cases and is recommended in both the leading directories: Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500.
In 1999, John was appointed a Recorder (part time Judge), and he sits in the County and Crown Courts throughout London and the South East, hearing matri…

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Gabrielle Jan Posner (1984)

Specialising in public law children’s cases, dealing with all aspects of care proceedings, placement and adoption, and in private law children’s cases, including child arrangement orders, specific issue and prohibited steps orders, and special guardianship.
Since being called to the Bar in 1984, Gabrielle has become an authority in public law and private law children’s proceedings. With over 30 years’ experience, she regularly represents the interests of parents, grandparents and other family members in complex children’s cases and has a thorough knowledge of all aspects of practice and procedure.
Gabrielle received her LLB from The University of Southampton, before completing her LLM from Indiana University. She is currently a member of the Family Law Bar Association, the Criminal Bar Association and the South Eastern Circuit.
Repo…

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Janet Bettle (1985)

Specialising in financial remedy, private and public Children Act and VAT tribunals.
Janet is a University Laureate and Inner Temple Marshall Hall/Duke of Edinburgh Scholar. She is a former University Lecturer who made the move from academia in 1989 and still regularly delivers lectures to professionals on developing areas of law.
Janet has a very busy practice.  Whilst Janet has an impressive academic background, she is approachable and known for her practical approach to difficult family situations.  She is often approached to act in cases which span several areas of law given the breadth of her experience
She is a co-author of Bettle and Hamey’s Personal Injury Claims in the County Court and has written a number of articles for the academic and professional legal press. An article by Janet on vicarious liability was cited by Lord Clyde…

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Cherry Twydell (1985)

Specialising in matrimonial financial remedy, cohabitation disputes, all matters relating to children, child support and welfare law.
Cherry has an extensive practice in all aspects of family law, including matrimonial/ financial remedy cases, cohabitation disputes, all applications relating to children with additional expertise in child support and welfare law. She sits as a part-time judge, is trained in collaborative law and undertakes family law mediation, including issues around child support.
She is an extremely experienced and able advocate, having practised as both a solicitor and barrister, undertaken lecturing in law and advising the judiciary.
Cherry has particular expertise in negotiating matters to a settlement. She utilises her skills as a barrister, judge and family mediator to achieve this. She recently achieved an agreed orde…

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Andrew Bailey (1993)

Specialising in care work, the Private Children Act, financial relief and employment law.
Andrew Bailey has established a strong and varied practice in Essex and London, specialising in all aspects of family law, property disputes and employment cases.
Andrew joined Trinity Chambers at its inception in 1997 following his success in chambers in Chelmsford.
He has a notable practice in employment law, including dismissal claims and discrimination cases for both Claimants and Respondents. He appeared for the Essex Police Authority in a claim for sex discrimination. In addition to litigation, he has also advised in uncontentious contractual matters.
Andrew is perhaps best known for his work in family law litigation. He is recognised for his ability to assist in complicated public law Children Act cases, acting effectively and sensitively for Local…

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Josephine Spratt-Dawson (1993)

Specialising in financial remedy and all aspects of family law, Children Act applications, chancery actions including contested probate, trusts, real property, contract and negligence.
Miss Spratt-Dawson was engaged in commerce for fourteen years prior to being called to the Bar. Her business experience provides her with valuable expertise in respect of disputes arising from commercial activities.
She has practised in Chelmsford throughout her career. Born in Essex, Miss Spratt-Dawson has strong local links and brings with her practical local knowledge which is of value in many of the cases she handles.
Miss Spratt-Dawson has established a busy practice in family and civil law with a strong emphasis on ancillary relief and general chancery matters including contested trust and probate actions.
She has a reputation for her tenacious approach…

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Jeremy Simison (1993)

Specialising in Children Act actions including public law care and private law proceedings and adoptions in the Family Proceedings and County Courts and the High Court; financial relief; financial disputes between cohabitees.
Jeremy Simison’s family law practice includes particular expertise in care proceedings in which he acts for Local Authorities, children’s Guardians, parents and other family members. He has acted in large, complex and ‘high cost’ cases, split hearings, and non-accidental injury cases where parents are in conflicting positions. He also has an extensive practice in ancillary relief dealing with a wide spectrum of assets including foreign assets and pensions.
Mr Simison’s noteworthy cases include W 1-6 -v- Essex County Council and another [2000] 2 WLR 601, which considered the extent of a local authority’s liabil…

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