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Gayan Samarasinghe | Fourteen

Gayan Samarasinghe

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Gayan acts in both private and public law children proceedings. He has acted in a broad range of cases including those with an international element, in fact-finding hearings concerning serious allegations of harm and recently acted for a national children’s charity on a strategic litigation project.

He has a particular interest in cases involving children with special educational needs. As a representative of the Independent Parental Special Educational Advice (IPSEA) service, Gayan advocates pro-bono in the First-Tier Tribunal on behalf of parents who feel their children do not have the right support or educational provision in place.

Gayan acts in both private and public law children proceedings. He has acted in a broad range of cases including those with an international element, in fact-finding hearings concerning serious allegations of harm and recently acted for a national children’s charity on a strategic litigation project.

He has a particular interest in cases involving children with special educational needs. As a representative of the Independent Parental Special Educational Advice (IPSEA) service, Gayan advocates pro-bono in the First-Tier Tribunal on behalf of parents who feel their children do not have the right support or educational provision in place.

Gayan is frequently instructed in family finance cases and has acted at all stages of proceedings. His recent cases have involved the sharing of complex public sector pensions, disputes over a limited liability company, a TOLATA claim involving undue influence between cohabitants, and a case where significant assets were located outside the jurisdiction.

Gayan originally trained as an economist and gained experience working in the litigation department at Linklaters before pupillage.

Education

BA (Hons), Leeds University, 2008
LLM (and Qualifying Law Degree), Leeds University, 2010
BPTC, City University, 2016 (Very Competent)

Scholarships & Awards

Inner Temple Exhibition Award, 2015
Inner Temple Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award, 2015
Winner of the Pepperdine Moot, 2014

Professional Memberships

Inner Temple
Family Law Bar Association
Resolution

Languages

French
Arabic
Sinhalese

5th October 2018
New Pupils