Barristers

Jeremy Lindsay


Called: 1986

Summary

Jeremy is a very experienced advocate who has dealt with a wide variety of cases involving the mental, physical, psychological and sexual abuse of children and the mentally frail. He has regularly been called upon to represent parents and other family members, among others, accused of perpetrating such acts. He has been commended by some members of the Bench for his style which combines effectiveness and thoroughness with diplomacy and, when appropriate, a light touch of humour. He has never been afraid to fight hard for unpopular causes and individuals.

A frequent participant in Ground Rules Hearings and in pre- and post-hearing discussions, Jeremy has repeatedly demonstrated an ability to speak with clients clearly and without patronising them and, if they are due to give evidence, encouraging them and exploring ways of getting the best from their performance.

Jeremy is a very experienced advocate who has dealt with a wide variety of cases involving the mental, physical, psychological and sexual abuse of children and the mentally frail. He has regularly been called upon to represent parents and other family members, among others, accused of perpetrating such acts. He has been commended by some members of the Bench for his style which combines effectiveness and thoroughness with diplomacy and, when appropriate, a light touch of humour. He has never been afraid to fight hard for unpopular causes and individuals. A frequent participant in Ground Rules Hearings and in pre- and post-hearing discussions, Jeremy has repeatedly demonstrated an ability to speak with clients clearly and without patronising them and, if they are due to give evidence, encouraging them and exploring ways of getting the best from their performance.

Public Law Children

Jeremy has advised and represented both local authorities and family members in cases where examination of voluminous material, extensive medical and psychological records and those with a fabric of complex family interactions call for incisive reasoning and careful examination of expert witnesses.

Injunctions

Jeremy's background is in Criminal Law, where he learned the transferable skills required to persuade and to prosecute or defend which he now uses to positive effect in family proceedings. He has regularly been in demand, both on and off Circuit, to represent those accused of serious sexual assaults and violence and to advise and represent them in the family proceedings they face, too.

Memberships

Family Law Association
Grays Inn
North Eastern Circuit