David Payne

Call - 2003
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David is a specialist Family practitioner who has been instructed in the full range of care cases, including those involving:

  • Where one parent has killed another.
  • Where a parent has attempted to kill a child.
  • Terrorism, including families travelling, or intending to travel, to Syria.
  • Child Sexual Exploitation.
  • Factitious Illness.
  • Familial Sexual Abuse.
  • Non-accidental injuries of all levels of severity, including brain injuries and where life-changing injuries have been occasioned to children.
  • Substance misuse and addiction.


LLB (Hons) Law & Politics (Cardiff)


Family Law Bar Association

Midland Circuit

Grays Inn


Legal 500 2018: “A thoughtful and thorough advocate.”

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