Andrew Lorie

Year of Call: 1996
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Telephone: 01962 868884

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Andrew is an established family law practitioner on the London and Western circuits with wide experience in all areas concerning children, both public and private law, financial issues on separation and divorce, and domestic violence.  Andrew is also fluent in Spanish.


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    Financial issues
    Andrew acts in the full range of financial applications arising out of the breakdown of relationships between married and unmarried couples including:

    • Financial orders under s25 of the Matrimonial Causes Ac t 1973
    • Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996
    • Interlocutory applications for maintenance pending suit and s37 injunctions to prevent dissipation and to recover hidden assets
    • Transfer of tenancy
    • Overseas assets
    • Third parties, usually in-laws, intervening in ancillary relief proceedings
    • Applications for provision for children under the Children Act 1989 Sch 1; Inheritance
      (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975.

    Private law
    Andrew is instructed in cases involving the full range of child arrangements including where
    the child lives and how much time the child spends with each parent, prohibited steps and
    specific issue orders, removal of children from the jurisdiction, abduction and financial
    applications for children. He deals with domestic violence, emotional, physical and sexual
    abuse allegations, and has acted in cases involving parents, the children themselves,
    grandparents, step-parents and transgender applicants.

    Andrew also deals with cases that have an international dimension, and wardship.

    Public law
    Andrew is instructed by local authorities, respondents (both parents and grandparents) and
    children’s guardians in public law cases. He deals with cases involving significant harm from
    neglect and failure to protect through to severe emotional abuse causing psychological
    damage to children, as well as cases of serious physical harm (such as alleged shaken baby
    cases) and sexual abuse of children (level 5 on the Copine scale).

    He is regularly instructed in cases involving parents with mental health difficulties, including
    Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome (Factitious Disorder by Proxy) and paranoid schizophrenia,
    personality disorders and severe learning disability. As well as parents who have criminal
    convictions for serious offences of violence, including sexual assault and murder.
    Andrew is also instructed by applicants for special guardianship orders and adoption.

    Domestic violence
    He is instructed by both applicants and respondents in applications for injunctions under the
    Family Law Act 1996 and committal proceedings. He has also dealt with associated
    applications for financial orders within Family Law Act proceedings.

    Recent cases:

    • D (a child) [2014] EWCA Civ 315 – the only Court of Appeal case on the termination of parental responsibility
    • GW v MW [2015] EWFC 56 – concerned the enforceability of consent orders granting
      temporary removal from the jurisdiction.

Academic qualifications

  • BA (Hons)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law (University of Westminster)
  • BVQ (now called the BPTC)

Professional bodies

  • Family Law Bar Association

Direct Access

Andrew Lorie is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.

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