Roland handles all aspects of family law including divorce and financial matters and has significant experience of complex and high-value cases as well as those with a business or agricultural element. He also deals with private-law children disputes and has expertise in intractable and difficult child arrangements issues. In addition, Roland deals with child maintenance litigation and civil partnership and cohabitation property matters as well as nuptial agreements.

Roland specialises in:

  • Divorce & Civil Partnership Dissolution (and associated financial settlement)
  • Child Arrangements Matters (including parental responsibility and paternity disputes as well as alternative family structures)
  • Nuptial Agreements
  • Child Maintenance Litigation (including CSA/CMS tribunal matters)
  • Unmarried Separation Issues (civil cohabitation and property disputes)
  • Injunction Proceedings (domestic violence and harassment)
  • Private individuals
  • Preparing and advising on nuptial agreements with trust assets of circa £8million and cash assets in excess of £20million
  • Representing a same-sex relationship client in complex proceedings about the legal principles concerning length of relationship
  • High-value financial relief proceedings regularly involving assets of millions and annual income in excess of £750,000 per annum as well as cases involving agricultural property and complicated land holdings and property and title issues
  • Dismissal of circa £35,000 in CSA child maintenance arrears at appeal tribunal
  • Successfully acting for the father in a complex child arrangements matter involving an intractable mother and where the client faced serious allegations of sexual abuse of his daughter (when 3)
  • Legal 500 (2016) Recommended Lawyer
  • Legal 500 (2015) Recommended Lawyer
  • Legal 500 (2014) Recommended Lawyer
  • Chamber & Partners (2013)
  • Nominated For National Family Law Award (2013)

Previous Law Firms

  • Slater & Gordon
  • Walker Smith Way Legal

 

Education

  • Chester College of Law, GDL & LPC (Distinction)
  • University of York, English Literature (BA Hons)

 

Professional Memberships

  • Resolution
  • Cheshire & North Wales Law Society

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