Byron’s work covers the range of private client situations, but his particular expertise is in matrimonial finance cases. His broader practice encompasses Inheritance Act cases, disputes about children, proceedings where there are insolvency issues, cohabitation disputes and trusts.
Byron appears as an advocate in courts from the County Court through to the Court of Appeal. He is frequently retained in an advisory capacity, especially with regard to Inheritance Act and Trust of Land matters. He recognises different people assimilate information in different ways: some clients want an issue dissected in a written opinion; others prefer the interaction that comes from a face-to-face conference. For Byron, the approach taken is always client-led – it is the one with which his client is most at ease, which best helps them take control of their case and feel empowered in working towards its resolution.
Educated at Bedford School and King’s College London, Byron was called to the Bar in 2006. During his training, he was awarded the Mould Scholarship and the Prince of Wales Scholarship, each given to trainee barristers of exceptional merit. In 2011, he was named Hershman Young Child Lawyer of the Year by the Association of Lawyers for Children. Byron was also the winner of the 2013 Pegasus Scholarship which involved working for two months with a chambers in Wellington, New Zealand.
Away from the Bar, Byron is a season ticket holder with Arsenal FC and volunteers with both Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and the RSPCA.
AppointmentsFormer elected member of the FLBA Committee
HMCTS Surrey Advisory Committee
What the directories say
“An extremely competent practitioner” – tier 4
The Legal 500 2017
“He’s a very intelligent and talented advocate. He will always go the extra mile to ensure a client’s case is presented and advanced in the best way possible. He will achieve great things.” Chambers and Partners 2017
“He has an excellent manner with clients, and his preparation is always good.”
The Legal 500 2016
“He has uncommon knowledge over a wide range of areas and a robust style that clients love.” The Legal 500 2015
Byron was ranked as a leading junior in The Legal 500 2013 for matrimonial finance, and noted for his “first-rate” legal knowledge.
LEGAL 500 LEADING INDIVIDUAL
CHAMBERS BAR UK LEADING BARRISTER
Legal 500 Leading Individual 2017
Chambers UK Bar 2017 Leading Barrister
Legal 500 Leading Individual 2016
Legal 500 Leading Individual 2015
Family Law Bar Association
Chancery Bar Association