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David is an Associate in the Matrimonial Team based in Manchester. David receives instructions from clients seeking advice on a wealth of issues which can arise following the breakdown of a relationship. David also advises clients in relation to fertility law, particularly connected with surrogacy.

David joined Ward Hadaway in March 2020 having qualified into a leading family team in Manchester in 2014. He receives instructions from clients or various backgrounds including teachers, armed service personnel, business owners and other professionals seeking advice following the breakdown of a relationship.

David advises in relation to divorce and civil partnership dissolutions including advising on the financial aspects of the separation. He also represents parents seeking to regulate the arrangements for their children following a separation as well as advising parties to an unmarried cohabiting relationship how to formalise their financial and living arrangements as well as the implications following their separation.

He also represents parents and prospective parents who are considering growing their family through alternative methods such as through surrogacy either domestically or internationally.

 

Experience

Particular highlights for David include:

  • conducting his own advocacy to successfully persuade a court set aside a transaction and require his client’s ex-wife to return funds she unilaterally removed from a company, and securing those assets before they could be dissipated
  • representing a client who sought to re-establish his relationship with his young son who he had not seen since birth. His ex-partner was particularly resistant to their relationship but David successfully secured an unpaid-work requirement for the mother from the court to encourage compliance with the terms of the order requiring her to facilitate and encourage the relationship.

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