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Daniel Pitt joins Parklane Plowden from Fenners Chambers in Cambridge where he practised exclusively in Family Law from 2000 and was head of the Family Team from 2010-2013.
Daniel understands that Family Law cases are emotionally stressful and financially costly. He safeguards his clients’ interests while adopting a sympathetic approach and searching for a solution.
Daniel is happy to see clients in conference before a hearing whether at his Chambers or at solicitors’ offices.
“Despite this being your profession and the high numbers of cases you advise on, you never made my client feel like 'just another' client...and it was appreciated”Client Testimonial
Daniel’s children practice involves applications for Child Arrangements Orders, prohibited steps orders, specific issue orders, removal from the jurisdiction, internal relocation, fact-finding hearings in domestic abuse cases, cases involving Rule 16.4 guardians and enforcement. Daniel is often instructed to assist in resolving disputes both in respect of the parties’ children and their finances.
Daniel also represents local authorities, parents and Children’s Guardians on applications for care and supervision orders, special guardianship, placement and adoption orders, fact-finding hearings.
Daniel’s family finance practice includes attendance at First Direction Appointments, Financial Dispute Resolutions, Final Hearings, s37 injunctions, applications for maintenance pending suit and enforcement applications. He is happy to advise in writing or in conference.
He has experience of cases involving intervenors seeking to protect their beneficial interests, valuations of business assets, valuation of pensions, dissipation of assets and “add back” cases and different treatment of non-matrimonial property.
He has experience of cohabitation disputes including financial applications pursuant to Schedule 1 Children Act and applications in respect of property under the Trusts of Land and Trustees Act (sometimes linked claims).
Daniel represents clients on contested Family Law Act applications for occupation orders and non-molestation orders. These applications are often linked with Children Act and Financial Remedy applications.
“I thank you both from the bottom of my heart for all your effort, advice and professionalism in bringing this to the best result possible” RP
“Despite this being your profession and … just another client, you never made her feel that way, and it was appreciated” CM
“..a big thank you for your heroic efforts on …’s behalf. While the outcome was not what we had hoped for we really appreciated your work to get the very best out of the situation” MT
Private law Children Act applications: Child Arrangements Orders, prohibited steps orders, specific issue orders, removal from the jurisdiction, internal relocation, fact-finding hearings in domestic abuse cases and enforcement.
Re B (Premature Order)  EWCA Civ 632 – A successful appeal in the Court of Appeal against the Circuit Judge’s decision to order a transfer of residence at a preliminary hearing
Daniel regularly delivers seminars to local solicitors and barristers including:
2016 Financial Remedies Update for Cambridge and West Suffolk Resolution
2015 Financial Remedies Update for Peterborough Family Justice Board
2014: The Family Court and Child Arrangements Programme.
2014: Financial Remedies Update for the Bedford and District Law Society
2013: Family Law Update for the Association of District Judges South Eastern (North)
2013: Financial Remedies Update for the Cambridge and District Law Society
2012: Appeals in Family Cases.
2011: Claims under Schedule 1 Children Act for the Cambridge and District Law Society
2011 Shared residence orders.
2010: Development in Constructive Trusts seminar Fenners Chambers
BSc (Hons) University of Bath, CPE Anglia Ruskin University, Inns of Court School of Law.
Daniel was called to the Bar in 1995 and is a member of Inner Temple. He is a member of the Family Law Bar Association and was Secretary of the East Anglian Family Law Bar Association 2013-2016. He qualified to accept Direct Access instructions in 2013.