Nigel Taylor is an experienced family law advocate. His practice includes public law care proceedings, private law matters and financial disputes. He is an accomplished advocate and an experienced negotiator, passionate about getting the best outcome for his clients.
He has an expert understanding of local procedures in the family courts in Sussex, Surrey and Kent as well as being thoroughly familiar with the Central Family Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.Children (Public Law)
In public law cases Nigel is experienced at representing local authority clients as well as parents and children. His practice in this area includes:
- unexplained / non-accidental injury to children,
- injuries to babies including Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS),
- allegations of sexual abuse to children
- fabricated illness (FII).
In respect of the above issues he is familiar with procedure concerning the involvement of registered intermediaries in the pre-court and court process and the evidence of medical experts.
In addition, he has experience of care proceedings which have an international dimension including Brussels IIR and Hague Convention. These cases include applications to allow media reporting of a High Court decision for the return of children abducted outside the UK.
Nigel has experience of representing a wide range of parent’s interests in private law representing both parents and children:
Child Arrangements Order issues:
- intractable or hostile parent
- Parental Alienation
- transfer of care for a child between parents
- involving an international element including both Hague and non-Hague countries
- Parental disputes about the education of a child including choice of school and school fees
- Relocation inside the jurisdiction and leaving the jurisdiction.
He is an accomplished advocate and an experienced negotiator, passionate about getting the best outcome for his clients.
Nigel appears at both without notice and on notice (contested) hearings for both non-molestation and occupation orders. He has acted successfully for both applicants and respondents in such applications at final hearing.
Seminar: Article 15: Determining in which country to hold care proceedings - Nov 2014