Jeremy is ranked by The Legal 500 2021 as a “Leading Individual” for Family Mediation and by The Legal 500 2020 as a “Recommended Lawyer” for Court of Protection work.
He qualified as a solicitor in 1983 and has worked in the West End or the City since 1986, before joining Dawson Cornwell as a partner in 2011. He is experienced in most areas of family law, both as a lawyer and a mediator. Frequently he is asked to deal with financial questions or issues of child arrangements, often for the wealthy or those with international backgrounds.
Jeremy is a respected mediator with 25 years experience, both in sole and co-mediation. He is a former Chair of the Family Mediators Association and a mediation Professional Practice Consultant. He has conducted training courses on behalf of the Family Mediators Association and was involved in the early development of its Code of Conduct. He is accredited by Resolution, and is approved for direct consultation with children. In addition he qualified as a Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings) in 2017.
Jeremy also has a litigation practice specialising in contentious trusts and probate disputes in a family or commercial context, acting for individuals, charities and trust corporations. He is a member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists, Resolution, the International Bar Association and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
As a result of his interest in issues of mental capacity and disability Jeremy also acts as a Court of Protection Deputy in complex financial cases and is a trustee of several private trusts. He is a member of the Office of the Public Guardian’s deputy panel, providing deputies in circumstances of last resort for those in need of assistance. In addition he has recently been appointed as a Panel Guardian in proceedings brought under the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 where the High Court considers it to be in the best interests of a missing person for guardianship services to be provided.