Clerking team

Tim Booth
Tim Booth

Senior Clerk Sheffield

Suzanne Heron

Lead Clerk, Family and Court of Protection

Jayne Harper

Family and Court of Protection Clerk

Andrew practises in all areas of family law.

Andrew read law at the University of Durham. From there he undertook the Bar Vocational Course at Nottingham Law School. Whilst at Nottingham he won the prize for ‘Best Advocate’. He was called to the bar 1999 and is a member of Gray’s Inn.

He does on a regular basis provide training direct to solicitors and to Local Authorities. He is happy to tailor his training directly to what solicitors request.

Children (Public and Private law)

Andrew’s experience of public law proceedings, in both the county and high court is extensive. This ranges from care/supervision proceedings but also applications in respect of the revocation of placement orders and opposing adoptions. This has lead to Andrew also acting in judicial review proceedings arising out of matters relating to children.

Andrew often deals with cases involving serious injury to children and ones that involve complex factual or medical evidence.

In private law proceedings he mainly represents clients in either fact finding or final hearings. Again his forthright approach leads to practical solutions for his clients.


A Local Authority v B: High Court – issues of jurisdiction and foreign adoption.

A Local Authority v M: High Court – issues of jurisdiction and child exploitation.

A Local Authority v P: Complex medical evidence and drafting of schedule of findings.

Family finance

Andrew has extensive experience of representing many different parties within the areas in which he practises. He is known for his forthright practical approach to solving his clients’ legal problems.

Andrew specialises in financial remedy proceedings and also TOLATA proceedings. He acts for husbands, wives and interveners in almost equal measure. His busy practice encompasses medium to high value cases. He likes to be involved at an early stage providing advice both on paper and in conference.

At Court his forthright practical approach and his tough negotiating skills often bring cases to a cost effective and successful conclusion.

His cases often involve hidden assets, ones requiring the application of section 37 of the Matrimonial Causes Act, inherited wealth and overseas assets.

He has advised on Barder events.


W v W: Financial remedy proceedings involving multiple interveners, assets held on trust and companies.

H v H: Financial remedy proceedings involving expert accounting evidence, partnership and inherited wealth.

YvY: Financial remedy with section 37 argument involving multiple intervenors and substantial assets.


  • Family Law Bar Association