Andrew Bond

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Child Abduction

Andrew only gets involved in more complex private law proceedings, usually involving extra-jurisdictional issues, guardians for the child or children, significant allegations of domestic violence or abuse.  He is also instructed in removal from the jurisdiction cases.

Children Private Law

Andrew only gets involved in more complex private law proceedings, usually involving extra-jurisdictional issues, guardians for the child or children, significant allegations of domestic violence or abuse.  He is also instructed in removal from the jurisdiction cases.

Children Public Law

Andrew’s main instructions come from parents, although he also represents local authorities. He regularly encounters cases of neglect, physical, sexual and emotional abuse. However he also has experience of cases involving placement outside the jurisdiction and is aware of the practical problems, such as international social work assessments and immigration issues, associated with those types of cases.

Family Finance

Andrew is instructed regularly at all stages of the financial settlement (ancillary relief) process, from First Directions Appointment (FDA) through to final hearings. His cases range across simple transfer of tenancy cases to medium asset cases involving self-employed earners, small limited companies, farms and family trusts. He has experience in enforcing injunctive orders and final orders out of the jurisdiction. He has a particular interest in those cases involving bankruptcy elements, usually acting for the insolvency practitioners/trustees in bankruptcy but not exclusively so. He has undertaken advisory and drafting work on pre-nuptial agreements.

Insolvency

Andrew undertakes advisory and litigation work on personal bankruptcy issues. His work in this field together with his ancillary relief practice makes a valuable combination in those mixed jurisdiction family and chancery cases where both elements are at issue.

Overview

Year of call: 1999
Areas of specialism:
  • Child Abduction
  • Children Private Law
  • Children Public Law
  • Family Finance
  • Public Access and Direct Access
Qualifications:
  • LLB (Hons) 1994
  • LLM (Dunelm) 1997
Professional associations:
  • Family Law Bar Association
Notable Cases:
  • Re W [2010] EWCA Civ 57: compellability of child witnesses in public law proceedings