Justin has been a solicitor since 1992. He specialises in assisting those seeking solutions when family relationships breakdown.
He has many years’ experience in this field. It involves, but is not limited to, assisting those who are experiencing the breakdown of their marriage and guiding them through the divorce process, advising and assisting in resolving the financial issues that arise and negotiating settlements, guiding clients through the court process when negotiation fails; advising in connection with disputes surrounding arrangements for children
Justin has been involved in many cases where financial issues have involved consideration of complex assets such as trusts, cases involving farms, multiple properties, businesses, overseas properties, complex pension arrangements and nuptial agreements.
He also has experience in drafting both pre and post nuptial agreements and advising in connection with the law applicable to these agreements.
Justin is also a qualified collaborative lawyer. The collaborate process is an alternative to court based solutions, mediation and traditional solicitor led negotiation. It offers clients an option to seek to resolve issues with their former partner collaboratively rather than in a confrontational manner
Justin has acted for a broad range of clients to include husbands’ wives, fathers, mothers, grandparents and civil partners, whether professionals homemakers, senior academics, professional sportsmen; managers; business owners; and farmers
He also advises and assists those individuals whose relationship breaks down but are not married. He is a keen supporter of campaigns to secure legal rights between unmarried couples where their relationships break down.
- Acted in a case involving a contested pre-nuptial agreement with assets in excess of £5m.
- Acted in a case involving pension assets in excess of £3m.
- Acted in a case involving business assets and complex tax consideration where overall assets in excess of £5m.
Justin qualified in 1992. He was a partner in his own firm based in Birmingham between 1996 and 2003 specialising in family law work. He joined Wright Hassall in 2003 and became a partner in 2006.
Justin is also a former pupil at Solihull School.
- Resolution (formerly known as Solicitors Family Law Association)
Justin has the burden of being a supporter of Birmingham City Football Club. He is still playing football (slowly) and enjoys the occasional round of golf.