Hamish takes instructions in Family and Civil law.
Profile to follow.
Re: R – acted for local authority in the removal of 5 children from parents found to have committed non-accidental injuries on a 4 week old baby with evidence over 10 days.
Re: G – represented and advised a vulnerable mother in a care proceedings who separated from the father during the fact find after accepting there were longstanding issues of suspected coercive and controlling behaviour.
Re: P – represented the Guardian in proceedings where local authority would only return the a vul-nerable child to his grandparents under a Supervision Order and Child Arrangements Order where a Care Order was necessary.
Re: A – represented a mother during private law proceedings where father was alleged to have pro-jected his extreme religious views onto the children during contact, resulting in the child making dis-closures to the school. The court directed there be a psychological assessment of father with his contact only to be supervised by the local authority until determination of this issue.
Re: B – represented a vulnerable mother during private law proceedings at a final hearing to determine father’s application for contact with the children, following the concluding of previous proceedings where he was found to have committed sexual abuse and coercive behaviour towards mother. Fa-ther’s application was dismissed, with the court making a s91(14) direction for 3 years and continu-ing a non-molestation order.
Chris Kantaris v Pillbox 38 UK Ltd (Totally Wicked Ltd) – acted for one of the UK’s leading pro-ducers of vaping products defending a personal injury claim attributed to an alleged ‘exploding bat-tery’. Resisted a last minute application to add a head of loss, dealt with challenges in relation to non-compliance with EU Directives for the supplied lithium ion battery, and established negligence by the claimant in failing to follow manufacturers instructions regarding safe battery storage. Claim was dismissed, with the transcript ordered by the client for use with any other potential claims of a similar nature.
Moss v Criminal Injury Compensation Authority – represented a police officer who had been re-fused compensation for an injury sustained while arresting a violent offender. The Appeal was al-lowed as the Tribunal agreed with the submission that physical acts of violence, even when an of-fender was under arrest constituted a ‘violent crime’ under Annex B and Para 4 of the 2012 Scheme.
2005 BA (Hons) Classical Literature and Civilisation (University of Birmingham)
2006 Graduate Diploma in Law (London South Bank University)
2007 Bar Vocational Course
2009 LLM Criminal Law and Criminal Justice (University of Birmingham)