Field Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Christopher Stirling and Matthew Stott are to be appointed Recorders for the Family Jurisdiction on the South Eastern circuit.
Field Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Emma Godfrey, Adrian Davis and Matthew Stott have all been appointed as Deputy District Judges. Their practices will continue as usual.
Matthew Stott, considers the implications of the decisions in Re A, B, C, D and E (Children) where the local authority professionals involved were named by the court.
Matthew Stott writes for Jordan’s Family Law on the importance of potentially being aware of sock line hyperpigmentation (SLHP) as it mimics child abuse.
Matthew has successfully represented the Local Authority in Re Z (Children)  EWHC 1999 (Fam), a case which concerned the issue of whether or not a man is the father of children, as he claims, despite his refusal to agree to a DNA test. DNA, believed to be that of the father, was gathered at the scene of the murder of the mother, a crime for which the man is currently serving life.