1 Garden Court

Practice Overview

Luke practices in all areas of family law. Luke has a broad range of experience and accepts instructions to act in all levels of Court.

  • Children (public law)

    Luke undertakes all forms of care, adoption and other public law proceedings, including representing clients faced with serious allegations of neglect, abuse, substance misuse, mental health issues and physical and emotional harm. Luke has also undertaken work in proceedings involving Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders and claims under the Human Rights Act 1998. 

  • Children (private law)

    Luke also accepts instructions on all Children Act 1989 private law matters, including cases featuring domestic abuse (of all kinds), parental alienation and international relocation. Luke has represented parents in all stages of such proceedings, including final and fact-finding hearings.

  • Family finance & property

    Luke has experience of a range of financial remedy proceedings, from the first directions appointment through to the final hearing.

  • Domestic violence & injunctions

    Luke also represents clients in injunctive proceedings (under both the Family Law Act 1989 and the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 in a civil context) including where allegations of serious domestic abuse have been made and where those applications are linked to concurrent (or imminent) Children Act 1989 proceedings.

  • Modern families & surrogacy

    Luke is developing his practice in work involving modern families and surrogacy. Luke was recently led by Deirdre Fottrell QC in Re G (A Child) [2018] EWCA Civ 305, a case in the Court of Appeal involving contact between a child and his biological grandparents