Roger specialises in Matrimonial Finance, especially involving substantial asset cases. He regularly appears in, and advises on, cases including complex issues of inherited property, pensions and disputed family business valuations. He stresses the importance of providing user-friendly schedules of assets so that both clients and District Judges can readily and easily comprehend the whole financial picture.
Description of practice / areas of expertise
His practice covers:
- All aspects of ancillary relief
- Disputes between unmarried couples
- Setting aside agreements and consent orders
- Schedule 1 applications under the Children Act 1989
- English orders after foreign decrees
- Enforcement both here and abroad
- Family provision (Inheritance … Act 1975)
- Non financial applications concerning children
- Disputes arising out of Civil Partnership.
Roger is closely involved in the Family team's programme of seminars, commonly dealing with recent developments in the rapidly evolving case law.
Academic background and professional qualifications
Big asset case (£23 million). Difficult valuations of property development company involved.
Big asset case involving a family owned shipping company dating from 19C. Issues of inherited wealth and standard of living as well as unusual medical aspects.
Substantial earnings case with large component of bonus. Custom built solution to suit parties based on percentages with considerations of financial ceilings and floors.
Substantial earnings case with large component of bonus.Foreign nationals. Consideration of schooling of children with consequent impact on housing in UK or home country. Percentage solution.
Large assets based on foreign property investment and development. On-going developments of high risk involving planning potential at a time when more orthodox home based business assets going into liquidation.
Difficult case involving entrenched mother who needed every sort of assurance re children leaving jurisdiction for contact. Bonds put in place as well as liaising with Singapore lawyers in order to obtain Mirror orders there (first use in Singapore) to allow father's contact to go ahead.
Trained as a Mediator 2008.
Roger is a member of the Family Law Bar Association and the Western Circuit.