Stephen Crispin

Call: 2008

Stephen’s experience across both child and financial family law enables him to provide sound, practical advice to clients across the whole range of issues arising from a relationship breakdown. He is known for the focussed, accessible and supportive guidance he offers clients, and clear, incisive advocacy in Court.

To instruct Stephen or for more information…

Call: 020 7353 6961

Practice Areas

Stephen’s expertise in applications for financial remedies includes cases involving complexities such as bankruptcy and third-party interests. He is known for working hard to achieve the best possible result for clients in negotiations, and in court through focused and determined advocacy where necessary.

Stephen has a particular interest in claims under the Trusts of Law and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA) and is able to give advice on the different evidential and procedural considerations that arise under these civil applications.

Stephen has a busy public law practice representing parents, guardians, and local authorities. He is experienced in cases involving serious allegations of physical and sexual abuse, and disputed medical evidence. He is frequently asked to represent vulnerable litigants, including children who are in conflict with the Guardian.

Notable Public Law Children cases

Bracknell Forest Council v Mother & Ors [2024] EWFC 68

Stephen Crispin was instructed by the Joint Legal Team for the Applicant Council in this fact-finding in care proceedings concerning marks found on body of child.

Re YR (Deprivation of Liberty - Care Order - Principles of Care) [2024] EWHC 564 (Fam)

Case concerning 16 year old boy. Care and deprivation of liberty orders made.

Stephen acts in all forms of private law proceedings, including residence, contact, child abduction and removal from the jurisdiction cases. He has significant experience in complex and entrenched cases between parents and offers a robust yet practical approach to the resolution of family disputes.

Notable Private Law Children cases

Re JS (Disposal of Body) [2016] EWHC 2859 (Fam)

Stephen represented the mother in this case concerning a child’s wish to be cryogenically frozen after death. An order was made giving the mother sole responsibility for the preservation of the girl’s body and dealing with who was permitted to view it.

Stephen is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public under the Direct Access Scheme in appropriate circumstances.

Related News

Matthew Brookes-Baker and Stephen Crispin have a case reported in the Local Government Lawyer

The Local Government Lawyer reported Matthew Brookes-Baker and Stephen Crispin’s recent case Bracknell Forest Council v Mother & Ors [2024] EWFC 68.

This case concerned fact-finding hearings and medical…

Matthew Brookes-Baker and Stephen Crispin in Bracknell Forest Council v Mother & Ors [2024] EWFC 68

Stephen Crispin appeared on behalf of the Joint Legal Team for the Applicant Council and Matthew Brookes-Baker was instructed by Griffiths Robertson Solicitors for the Second Respondent father in Bracknell Forest Council v…


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