Lee Young

Barrister

Date of Call: 1991

BSB Number: 27800

leeyoung@no18chambers.com

Recommended by the Legal 500, Lee is a specialist family practitioner with considerable experience. Lee offers friendly advice to all of his clients. His approach is analytical, decisive and tactical – he is as a tough negotiator. He has extensive experience in the Family Proceedings Court, County Court ,High Court and Court of Appeal.

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Expertise

Family: Care & Children

Public Law / Care and Adoption Proceedings

With over 20 year of experience of public law proceedings Lee is regularly instructed by local authorities, parents, interveners, extended family members  and by solicitors acting for children in a wide range of complex and demanding cases . Lee is experienced in cases involving serious non-accidental injuries, sexual and physical abuse, neglect, complex expert and medical evidence.

He also has a wealth of expertise in cases with international elements such as moving children across international borders, ‘miracle baby’ cases, sexual abuse, severe neglect and mental health issues of a psychiatric and psychological nature.


Contact and Residence disputes under the Children Act 1989

Lee  has a vast amount of experience in in private law children cases for parents and children in all levels of court, with varying and all levels of complexity, Lee represents parents, step-parents, grandparents and other relatives. His expertise range  from representing parties where there are disputes about where children will live, contact and all section 8 proceedings as well as Prohibited Steps Orders & Specific Issue Orders (e.g. change of name, taking a child to live permanently abroad etc.)

Lee also has invaluable expertise  in Special Guardianship applications and leave to remove from the jurisdiction. He is regularly instructed to represent parents, Rule 16.4 guardians and interveners in fact finding hearings, disposal hearings and appeal hearings


Domestic violence & injunctions

Due to the nature of Lee’s cases, Applications for an injunction to protect an adult or child are often required. Lee has experience in acting for both Applicant or Respondent in teh range of these orders including: Non-Molestation Orders, Occupation Orders, Harassment Injunctions and Other injunctions.


(International) child abduction

Lee has experience attending all levels of Court throughout England and Wales; and other Courts in Europe – advising other European Advocates on the British Law as it relates to Wardship and International Child Abduction, Brussels II and Hague Convention applications.


Family: Finance

Divorce & Separation

Lee  also enjoys an established financial practice. He regularly represents clients in contentious financial disputes arising following separation or divorce   He has a wealth of  expertise in settling or contesting financial settlements of substantial value and complexity upon divorce, separation or between separating adults howsoever the relationship was formalised.

Lee also has experience  under applications under the Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989

He is a strong and persistent negotiator who prepares meticulously


Cohabitation including Trusts of Land & Appointment of Trustees Act 1996

Lee has substantial expertise  in relation to property rights of unmarried couples and application brought under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act


Inheritance Act claims

Lee is fully converse with Applications under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975


Chancery and Commercial

Traditional Chancery

Court of Protection

Lee has experience in cases at all levels of complexity, from District Judge to High Court Judge. He undertakes advisory and advocacy work at all stages, including contested trials in the Court of Protection. He has full understanding of the issues relating to the Court of Protection Rules, costs, publicity, deputyship including both welfare and property and affairs deputies. In property and affairs cases Lee has extensive experience of dealing with contested deputyship and LPA applications, applications for statutory wills, and cases involving allegations of financial abuse

Lee’s expertise includes:

  • Property and Affairs matters generally
  • Trusts
  • Gifts
  • Statutory wills
  • Allegations of financial abuse
  • Settlement and administration of personal injury awards
  • Deputyship issues – property and affairs and welfare deputies
  • LPAs and EPAs
  • Welfare/best interests decisions
  • Medical treatment
  • Welfare decisions relating to care, residence, family contact
  • Deprivation of liberty issues

Inheritance Act claims

Lee is fully converse with Applications under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.


Trusts and Trustees

Lee has substantial expertise  in relation to property rights of unmarried couples and application brought under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act.


Property

Trusts of land and proprietary estoppel

Lee has substantial expertise  in relation to property rights of unmarried couples and application brought under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act.


No 18 Resolution

Membership

Lee is a member of FLBA and of the Western Circuit.

Personal Info

Sailing, walking and listening to music. He is a qualified RYA Day Skipper and a PADI Advanced scuba diver.

Cases of note


Re T [2015] EWCA Civ 606 - Care and placement orders set aside and case remitted back for re-hearing


 

Re E [2015] Care proceedings involving extensive expert evidence.  Instructed on behalf of LA.  Final Order made.


 

Re A [2015] 6 day Finding of Fact hearing concerning alleged physical and emotional abuse instructed on behalf of a LA.  Findings made as sought by the LA.


 

Re C [2013] 8 Day Final Care and Placement for Adoption Proceedings, representing a very young Mother in care proceedings concerning alleged NAI by way of alleged skull fracture to a young baby.  Alleged skull fracture not proven.


 

Re H (Care Proceedings: Intervener) [2000] 1 FLR 775


 

Re F (Contact: Restraint Order) [1995] 1 FLR 956


 

Langley v Langley [1994] 1 FLR 383


 

What others say

Professional, reliable, and conscientious

(Legal 500)

A reliable barrister, who gets results.

(Legal 500)

Lee has a very robust approach in what are often difficult or protracted matters which is his strength but may not suit every individual client. His tenacious attitude wins the confidence of clients yet he will provide a realistic opinion to manage clients expectations.

(Legal 500)

Steadfast and committed to his cases

(Legal 500)

Active in all areas of family law

(Legal 500)