Grant has over 25 years experience dealing with all aspects of family law including 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 and foreign assets); pre-nuptial and pre-civil partnership agreements; separation agreements; co-habitation agreements and disputes & change of name deeds. He is an accredited specialist in the fields of private children law and higher net worth & substantial financial provision. He qualified as a collaborative lawyer in 2007 and an all issues family mediator in 2010. He actively promotes alternative forms of dispute resolution although he is a capable advocate with wide experience in conducting children and financial remedy proceedings. He is an active member of Resolution, a national body of family law professionals committed to dealing with matters in a sensitive, constructive and cost effective way, sitting on Hampshire’s regional Committee.
Grant is ranked in Chambers & Partners in Band 2
The service I received from Grant was exemplary both legally and personally. I felt he cared about my case and worked hard to find a solution to protect my children and I. Client
Areas of Expertise
Grant recently acted for a father in an application for a Child Arrangements Order. The case involved Children’s Services due to serious concerns as to the mother’s care of the child. Although a recommendation was made by Children’s Services that the child should live with the father the case went to a final hearing as an agreement could not be reached. As a result of the proceedings, an Order was obtained which provided that the child should live with the father. It was recognised by the Court that it was in the child’s best interests to live with the father who could fully meet the child’s needs and promote his welfare and further for the child to have supervised contact with the mother.
What others say
“a pleasure to work with – a solicitor with a pleasant and easy manner.”
“an astute family lawyer who is prepared to think creatively.”
Away from the office
Grant is something of an amateur thespian; he regularly treads the boards in a variety of dramatic roles, from the sublime to the ridiculous (and sometimes downright hilarious). He is also involved in a range of community-based activities, and spends much of his free time out and about in the countryside.
Grant also names reading, theatre and cinema among his interests, and he also enjoys swimming, gardening, cooking and walking. But it’s not all play and no work; Grant attends the gym on a semi-regular basis to maintain his fitness levels.