Prior to transferring to the Bar, Craig was a solicitor-advocate and a director of a specialist family law practice. Craig was admitted as a solicitor in 2009 and attained higher court advocacy rights in both civil and criminal proceedings in 2012. As a solicitor-advocate Craig became a highly-regarded advocate throughout Essex and Suffolk in public law children, private law children, general crime and motoring offences. Craig has been described as an ‘excellent advocate’ who has a ‘real hunger to achieve the best for his clients’ according to Legal 500 in their 2019 listing.
Craig is instructed in simple and complex Public Law Children matters, regularly conducting lengthy hearings often involving allegations of non-accidental injury, sexual abuse and emotional abuse. Craig is regularly instructed to act for local authorities, parents and children.
Craig regularly represents parents in applications for contact and residence of children, including numerous cases of parental alienation and cases where allegations of serious harm to a child are made by a parent.
Since transferring to the Bar in 2018, Craig’s practice has broadened. He is instructed in the following types of cases:
- Private Law Children
- Public Law Children
- Motoring Offences
Before being called to the Bar, Craig was recognised within his firm’s 2019 entry in Legal 500 as an ‘excellent advocate’ and having ‘a real hunger to achieve the best for his clients’
Craig regularly appears in the family courts, including the High Court in relation to his family practice and has also appeared in Crown Courts and the Court of Appeal in relation to his criminal work.
2006 LLB (Hons)
2007 Legal Practice Course (Distinction)
2012 Solicitor-Advocate (Criminal and Civil)
2018 Called to Bar at Middle Temple
Association of Lawyers for Children
Before being called to the bar, Craig was recognised within his firm’s 2019 entry in Legal 500 as an ‘excellent advocate’ and having ‘a real hunger to achieve the best for his clients’
‘I would not hesitate in instructing Craig to represent my clients at Court. Craig quickly gains a very good rapport with clients and the feedback has always been positive, with clients finding him very down to earth and approachable; with him taking a robust approach in the Court room.’
‘Thank you Craig for all your help. Your careful preparation and reflection was much appreciated’ – CAFCASS Guardian.