James Picken

Call - 2004
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Private Law Children

Private Law Children

James is instructed in all areas of private law and particularly in cases of legal and factual complexity.  Such issues often involve applications seeking the international relocation of children, whether on a permanent or temporary basis to non-Hague Convention countries, disputes as to the habitual residence of children, or relocation within the jurisdiction.

James’ private law practice regularly involves intractable disputes and implacably hostile parents, where there are allegations of violence, non-accidental injury or sexual abuse and where the court is considering transferring where a child lives from one carer to another.

James regularly acts in applications for specific issue orders relating to children undergoing medical procedures, where matters of religion or schooling are in dispute, and where there are issues as to the name by which a child should be known.

In private law proceedings James represents parents, other family members and children through their rule 16.4 Guardian.

James is able to accept instructions on a Direct Access basis.

Qualifications

LLB (Hons)

Memberships

Family Law Bar Association

Appointments

James was appointed as a Recorder of the Family Court (Midland Circuit) in January 2016.

Recommendations

Chambers & Partners 2019:  “Renowned for his attention to detail in financial matters.” “A reassuringly excellent barrister. You know that the case is immaculately prepared and his understated demeanour means that he engenders trust easily.” “He grasps issues quickly and has fantastic drafting skills.”

Chambers & Partners 2018: “He is softly spoken but has steel running through him; he is so effective and really impressive.”  “Displays fantastic attention to detail and his technical drafting is excellent.”

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