Michael is a Direct Access Barrister who specialises in certain type of family law case. In June 2011, 20% of family cases involved at least one litigant-in-person (LiP), but the advent of new laws in April 2013 further reduced the number of people with family matters who were able to afford representation by a lawyer. This forced many to represent themselves and others to ignore the courts altogether; by 2015 the proportion of cases had risen to 76%.
These days for many, representing themselves is the only way to get through the system as hiring a lawyer from the beginning can be very expensive.
Many people simply bring in a Direct Access Barrister like Michael to represent them at their Family Law hearing.
Michael can assist in the following areas.
- Cohabiting Families
- Contact Orders
- Contact Hearings
- Divorce Hearings
- Pre-Marital Agreements
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“Michael Shaw dealt with our case in the most professional manner. He was caring and courteous towards the Defendant who was a victim of domestic violence whilst displaying the utmost professionalism and giving her the advice and confidence to give evidence in the best way possible. His cross-examination technique, expertise and his confidence is what won the case in the end. Highly recommended! Thanks again Michael. Great result”