Darren is a Recorder and is 'ticketed' to hear private and public law family proceedings. Darren also sits as a Deputy District Judge hearing civil proceedings, domestic violence and harassment cases and ancillary relief applications.
Degrees and other qualificationsUniversity of Hull LLB (Hons)
Darren is an ADRg trained Family Mediator
Approved by the Ministry of Justice to under Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings
Professional associationsMember Family Law Bar Association (FLBA)
South Eastern Circuit
ADRg Family Mediation
Darren specialises in the whole range of children related disputes. Darren regularly appears in complex public law cases concerning sexual abuse and non-accidental injury to children. Darren has a particular interest in the international movement of children and in alternative families, namely domestic and international surrogacy arrangements. Darren represents parents and children in private law cases including internal relocation cases and intractable contact disputes.
Marshall v Rubypoint  1 EGLR 69, (1997) 29 HLR 850
Re B - L (Children) (Care Proceedings: Responsibility for Injury)  All ER (D) 345 (May)
Re M (Children)  All ER (D) 46
Re G (Surrogacy: Foreign Domicile)  1 FLR 1047
Re L (Care Proceedings: Removal of Child)  1 FLR 575
Re T (Abduction: Rights of Custody)  2 FLR 1794
Re E (Abduction: Intolerable Situation)  2 FLR 485
Re S (Parental Order)  1 FLR 1156
A County Council v K and others  2 FLR 817
Re T (Care Proceedings: Drug Testing)  EWHC 4081
Removal of Children at Interim Hearings  Fam Law 321
International Surrogacy - A Country Tale, Family Law January 2008
Expert Evidence in cases of Alleged Non-Accidental Injury, Family Law October 2007
Seminars and Lectures
Darren has delivered many lectures within chambers, for external providers and local authorities on specialist subjects within his expertise, including such topics as adoption, care planning the Public Law case management protocol, paediatricians as expert witnesses, parenting orders and international surrogacy.
Personal, including interestsWalking the dog, travel, theatre and music