Lee Young | Barrister

Year of call: 1991

Lee offers friendly advice to all his direct access clients, his approach is analytical, decisive and tactical and well known for his tough negotiation skills. He has experience attending all levels of Court throughout England and Wales; and other Courts in Europe.

Practice areas include:

Family Law; Care & Children
Child Abduction

Lee has a wide range of experience with matters including child abduction, both in the UK and Internationally.

Contact and Residence disputes under the Children Act 1989

Lee has a vast amount of experience in in private law children cases for parents and children in all levels of court, with varying and all levels of complexity, Lee represents parents, step-parents, grandparents and other relatives. His expertise range from representing parties where there are disputes about where children will live, contact and all section 8 proceedings as well as Prohibited Steps Orders & Specific Issue Orders (e.g. change of name, taking a child to live permanently abroad etc.)

Lee also has invaluable expertise in Special Guardianship applications and leave to remove from the jurisdiction. He is regularly instructed to represent parents, Rule 16.4 guardians and interveners in fact

Domestic violence & injunctions

Due to the nature of Lee’s cases, Applications for an injunction to protect an adult or child are often required. Lee has experience in acting for both Applicant or Respondent in teh range of these orders including: Non-Molestation Orders, Occupation Orders, Harassment Injunctions and Other injunctions.finding hearings, disposal hearings and appeal hearings

Public Law / Care and Adoption Proceedings

With over 20 year of experience of public law proceedings Lee is regularly instructed by parents, intervenors, extended family members acting for children in a wide range of complex and demanding cases . Lee is experienced in cases involving serious non-accidental injuries, sexual and physical abuse, neglect, complex expert and medical evidence.

He also has a wealth of expertise in cases with international elements such as moving children across international borders, ‘miracle baby’ cases, sexual abuse, severe neglect and mental health issues of a psychiatric and psychological nature

Family Law; Finance
Divorce & Separation

Lee also enjoys an established financial practice. He regularly represents clients in contentious financial disputes arising following separation or divorce He has a wealth of expertise in settling or contesting financial settlements of substantial value and complexity upon divorce, separation or between separating adults howsoever the relationship was formalised.

Lee also has experience under applications under the Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989

He is a strong and persistent negotiator who prepares meticulously.

Cohabitation including Trusts of Land & Appointment of Trustees Act 1996

Lee has substantial expertise in relation to property rights of unmarried couples and application brought under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act.

Inheritance Act claims

Lee is fully converse with Applications under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975

Chancery
Inheritance Act claims

Lee is fully converse with Applications under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

Trusts and Trustees

Lee has substantial expertise in relation to property rights of unmarried couples and application brought under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act.

Property
Trusts of land and proprietary estoppel

Lee has substantial expertise in relation to property rights of unmarried couples and application brought under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act.