Simon first attended the Family Court in Medway when his ex-wife offered him one hour each month to see his children. He established alternate weekends and half of all holidays after several hearings. This experience gave him an interest in law. Simon became a McKenzie Friend and attended court with other fathers who were struggling to see their children. He later became the Chairman for a charity for mothers, who found themselves in a similar position.
His interest in law encouraged him to attend a local college and obtain entry level qualifications in Family Law. He supplemented this with a distance learning course to obtain degree level qualifications. He then saw one father make a complete disaster of managing his own case. This encouraged Simon to become qualified so that he could help others who were struggling in court. He undertook a Law Degree which having passed, led onto the Bar Vocational Course. He was Called to the Bar in 2010 as a Barrister.
When Legal Aid was withdrawn in most cases, the amount of people representing themselves in court increased dramatically. Simon started to run training courses to show people how to represent themselves, and/or to become Mckenzie Friends. The courses became, and still are very popular and they continue to this day. Simon has taught at the Welsh Assembly, for various charities and groups and to final year law students at a University.
Simon has a very extensive portfolio of cases and has appeared in all level of courts including the Court of Appeal and Child Maintenance Tribunals. He has successfully overturned orders for mothers who’s children have been removed, as well as a variety of children and finances related cases.
If you are looking for help or advice from someone who knows the court system, who can guide you properly and with care, Simon is you man. Most importantly he has been in a similar position to the one you find yourself in. He will understand your anxiety and feelings of injustice.