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Daniel Pitt joined Parklane Plowden in 2016. He was previously at Fenners Chambers in Cambridge for 16 years where he also practised exclusively in Family Law 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 and has found during Lockdown that video conferences generally work well for all participants.
“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’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 interveners 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.
Chambers & Partners - Band 3 - "He has a way of making clients feel that he is on their side and does meticulous preparation." "A very capable and knowledgeable finance practitioner."
“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
"We did it! I can't thank you enough" - RS
"I just wanted to thank you again for your brilliant work on my case and in court. The relief I feel now it is all over is immeasurable, and thanks to you, a fantastic outcome for me" - FW
"Without your practical and timely advice, robust advocacy, and good humour, I'm certain the end result wouldn't have been as favourable" - RK
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.
CB (International Relocation: Domestic Abuse: Child Arrangements)  EWFC 39 - Resisting a relocation application before a High Court judge in a case with domestic abuse allegations.
Daniel regularly delivers seminars and more recently webinars to local solicitors including:
2021 Pets and chattels in financial remedy cases
2021 Kuwan v Rattan: Maintenance Pending Suit
2019 Family Procedure Rules - Parklane Plowden Grandstand Seminar, York
2017 Schedule 1 claims - Sheffield Law Society
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, 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.