Daniel Pitt

Called 1995

He is thorough and has good rapport with clients.

Chambers & Partners 2022 (Band 3 Matrimonial Finance)

About

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.

 

Areas of Expertise

Accolades

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 2022 - Band 3 - Matrimonial Finance  -  "He is thorough and has good rapport with clients."

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

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.

  • Matrimonial finance:   First Direction Appointments,  Financial Dispute Resolutions, Final Hearings, s37 injunctions, intervener cases, applications for maintenance pending suit and enforcement applications.
  • 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.
  • Cohabitation disputes:  financial applications under Schedule 1 Children Act and applications in respect of property under the Trusts of Land and Trustees Act.
  • Family Law Act applications: occupation orders and non-molestation orders.

 

Reported Cases

Re B (Premature Order) [2012] 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) [2017] 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  

2020 Relocation

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.