Estelle Lear

Year of call 2006

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  • Eastham Scholar, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Hardwicke Scholar, Lincoln’s Inn
  • BVC (Very Competent), Nottingham Law School
  • LLB Hons (First Class), Lancaster University
  • Family Law Bar Association

Estelle Lear has experience in all areas of family law and has appeared at all levels of court from the Family Proceedings Court to the High Court.

Areas of expertise

Estelle’s family practice includes:

  • Financial Provision: On divorce, including complex businesses, trusts, third party claims against matrimonial property, bankruptcy, nuptial agreements, cases with an international element and enforcement proceedings.
  • Property Disputes between cohabitees.
  • Financial Provision for children of unmarried parents.
  • Civil Partnerships.
  • Inheritance Act Claims.
  • Private Law (Children): Including residence, shared residence and contact, applications for leave to remove from the jurisdiction and other specific issue orders. Experience of complex and intractable disputes, alleged domestic violence and fact-find hearings, and allegations of child abuse within the private law context.
  • Family Law Act Cases: Including domestic violence and occupation of the home.
  • Child Abduction: Including Convention and non-Convention abduction cases and applications for permanent leave to remove from the jurisdiction.
  • Care Proceedings: Estelle has acted for Local Authorities, parents, family members and children in applications for care orders, supervision orders, special guardianship and adoption.

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