Practice Overview

Alfred practises as a barrister exclusively in family law. His expertise at the Bar is in domestic and international disputes relating to finances and children as a consequence of relationship breakdown. His niche includes jurisdictional and enforcement disputes.

In the finance field, he is regularly instructed in factually complex matrimonial proceedings for financial remedies (Matrimonial Causes Act 1973); disputes between cohabitants concerning financial provision of children (Schedule 1 Children Act 1989); disputes between cohabitants concerning property (Trusts of Land and Appointments of Trustees Act 1995); and applications under the Inheritance Act (Provision for Family and Dependants Act 1975).

In children matters he is routinely instructed in complex private law cases (Children Act 1989) involving multiple parties, allegations of sexual abuse and domestic violence and issues such as drug and alcohol addiction, and mental health. He has a particular interest in leave to remove (emigration) cases.

His work has included high-profile clients and he has represented clients in the High Court and the Court of Appeal.