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

Lance is an experienced Family Law practitioner with a busy practice encompassing all aspects of children law, both public and private related.

Lance prides himself on his meticulous preparation, acquiring an in-depth knowledge of his cases which enables him to effectively identify the pertinent core issues and present them eloquently in court.

He is personable and articulate, with a sensitive approach when required, all of which he is able to put to appropriate use both in and out of court to meet his client’s needs.

Lance regularly delivers seminars to legal and non-legal professionals working within the field of family law, and is available on request for lectures on areas of interest and recent developments within the family law arena.

Children (Public and Private law)

Lance is highly regarded for his public law children work, and is regularly instructed by local authorities, guardians, parents, other relatives and intervenors, and appears at all levels up to and including the High Court, dealing with cases at all stages including regularly conducting finding of fact and final hearings.

Lance has experience of complex and varied cases involving allegations of serious sexual abuse of children, serious non-accidental injury to children involving complex facts and medical evidence, serious domestic violence, physical abuse, emotional harm, and long-standing parental neglect. He also has experience of cases involving the Court’s inherent jurisdiction.

Lance’s private law children practice covers parental alienation and specific issue applications including relocation of children both within and outside the jurisdiction of England and Wales, change of school and change of a child’s name.


Appeared with Joseph O’Brien KC for the Third Respondent in a unique case at the High Court concerning the need for a paternity test for a child who was conceived when a man used a mixture of his own and his father’s sperm to get his then-partner pregnant following issues with conceiving.

The judgment is available here. This case also received widespread coverage on BBC News, Sky News, ITV News, the Guardian, the Telegraph and the Star.



  • Family Law Bar Association
  • North Eastern Circuit
  • Resolution


Lance read law at the University of Durham achieving a Master’s degree in Law.

He was called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of Middle Temple in 2007.

Lance completed the Vulnerable Witness Advocacy Training in 2023.