Grant qualified as a Solicitor in 1990. He is a Partner in the Family Team based in Southampton. He has over 30 years’ experience dealing with all aspects of family law. This includes divorce and dissolution, private law children matters (to include complex children proceedings and removal from jurisdiction cases), financial cases (to include advising medium to high network clients, cases with trust and taxation elements, business and farming interests, pensions including armed forces and police pensions and foreign assets), pre-nuptial agreements, separation agreements, co-habitation agreements and disputes & change of name deeds.

Grant qualified as a collaborative lawyer in 2007 and as an all-issues family mediator in 2010. He is also qualified in the Resolution Together Model meaning he can meet with couples together and advise them both: One Couple One Lawyer Divorce.

Grant actively promotes alternate forms of dispute resolution, although a capable advocate with wide experience in conducting children and financial remedy proceedings. In May 2023, Grant became National Chair of Resolution, a national body of family law professionals committed to dealing with matters in a sensitive, constructive and cost-effective way.

Notable work highlights

  • Acted for the Father in acrimonious contested Children Act proceedings. The matter has proceeded to a Final Hearing when the Father was awarded contact on a progressing scale to include staying and holiday contact unsupervised as sought allowing the children to spend significantly more time with him.
  • Acted for Husband in financial remedy proceedings. The case involves a property portfolio worth in the region of £1,200,000 net. In addition, there are cash assets worth £438,000 and business interests worth £53,000.The parties also have pension assets worth £593,000.
  • Acted for the Wife in divorce and financial remedy proceedings. The estimated net value of the property portfolio is £1,800,000 in addition there are further capital assets totalling £3,559,150 including a Director’s loan in respect of the Husband’s business interests.  The parties signed Prenuptial Agreement and there a determination was required whether the Prenuptial Agreement should be upheld or whether the needs of the parties to include their future housing needs and that of their child should be given priority. 

Away from the office

Away from the office, Grant is passionate about the countryside and will be found trekking about with two boisterous and not particularly well behaved terriers. He also loves the theatre and even throws his hand in with the local amateur dramatics group. Roles have ranged from the sublime (Freddie in My Fair Lady) to the ridiculous (the crocodile in Peter Pan).

Although a keen cook, he tries to keep reasonably fit with regular trips to the gym. He enjoys foreign travel both to far flung places such as Bali and Borneo as well as closer to home, especially the Greek Islands.

Accreditations & Memberships

  • Law Society.
  • National Chair of Resolution.
  • Family Mediation Council.
  • Solent Collaborative and Mediation Practice Group.
  • Hampshire Family Legal Solutions.
  • FSSH – Family Separation Support Hub member.

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