CQ, DQ & EQ  EWHC 3979 (Fam)
Jay specialises in family law. His work covers all areas of the law relating to children, as well as financial remedies and injunctions. Jay is instructed in both public and private law children matters; this work includes international cases involving abduction and applications for leave to remove from the jurisdiction. Jay acts and advises on financial remedies, Schedule 1, TOLATA and Inheritance Act matters
Jay is an experienced lawyer working in all aspects of the law relating to children. Jay is frequently instructed on the whole range of children matters including arrangements for where children live, and who they spend time with.
Jay is frequently instructed by professional clients including, barristers, medical professionals and people in the City.
Jay acts for children and family members in public law proceedings. So far this year Jay has done an 18 day final hearing in the High Court, and has also acted for a child in a reported case in the High Court that drew considerable media attention.
F (A Minor: Secure Accommodation Resources)  EWHC 2189 (Fam)
Jay acts mainly for professionals and high net worth individuals in financial proceedings. Jay’s recent cases include assets being hidden in companies overseas, issues relating to inherited farmland, and the valuation of businesses and partnerships.
Jay has recently acted for a Euromillions jackpot winner and has previously acted for the wives of a Premiership footballer, and the heir to a Greek shipping fortune respectively.
Jay is frequently instructed in cases of forum shopping and defended divorce and is in demand for jurisdictional cases.
Jay also acts on and advises on related areas of law such as Schedule 1, TOLATA and probate and Chancery matters.
Jay deals with abduction matters, whether under BIIR, the Hague Convention, or in respect of non-Convention countries. Jay’s recent work includes acting for a father whose young son was abducted from Australia to the UK, a returning abduction following High Court proceedings in Hong Kong, and a contested leave to remove to India.
Jay is also frequently instructed on leave to remove applications, whether temporary or permanent. In 2017, Jay appeared as sole counsel against a leading silk in a contested leave to remove application.
What the directories say
“He is both eloquent and intelligent – a class act” – tier 4
The Legal 500 2018
“A brilliant communicator, who can be trusted to make the correct tactical decisions” – tier 4
The Legal 500 2017
LEGAL 500 LEADING INDIVIDUAL
Family Law Bar Association