"Keenly intelligent and accomplished on his feet."
The Legal 500 UK Bar
Jason is an experienced and energetic family law barrister focusing primarily on matrimonial finance and private children work. He is recognised as a leader at the Bar by Legal 500.
Known for his straightforward approach, he combines sensitivity to the difficult issues at play with direct, persuasive oral and written advocacy. He swiftly gains the trust of clients and judges alike.
His finance practice covers the full range of cases and he has developed significant experience in resolving disputes involving hidden assets and complex financial structures. In his private children work, his practice includes appearances in all levels of tribunal up to the Court of Appeal and representation of high-profile individuals. His expertisein both money and children make him a popular choice to provide continuity of representation in the frequent cases where issues arise in both areas.
Jason is well known to be approachable and easy to work with. His expertise and ability to explain complex matters simply to lay audiences have made him popular with broadcast media as well as with clients. He has made numerous appearances to discuss developments in family law, including on Deutsche Welle Radio, Radio New Zealand, Australian Independent Radio News, Feature Story News and others.
Jason also has also advised on family law issues in various drama series, including Mistresses and Silent Witness
Jason’s finance practice includes cohabitation disputes and applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989, and has involved cases with a considerable asset base and other complicating factors such as hidden assets, family businesses, complex pension arrangements, risk of bankruptcy, and offshore trusts, He also represents clients in international financial disputes such as those relating to maintenance obligations
Jason is regularly instructed in the most involved and demanding of private law disputes which have included issues involving medical treatment, choice of school, and parental alienation as well as all matters relating to child arrangement.
Jason deals with all matters relating to the international movement of children, with particular emphasis on applications to relocate children. He also has wide experience of cases of child abduction, forced marriage and transnational abandonment.
Jason’s child work covers the most complex and sensitive cases, including serious non-accidental injury, factitious illness and other medical issues involving parental mistreatment and neglect.
As a qualified Children Arbitrator, Jason is committed to and knowledgeable about all aspects of Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Jason is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public under the Direct Access Scheme in appropriate circumstances.
"Adept at handling both finance and children matters."
The Legal 500 UK Bar 2019
"Very approachable and authoritative; clients warm to him."
The Legal 500 UK Bar 2018