Leading child advocate and specialist family arbitrator joins Setfords from Cafcass Legal

Jeremy Ford further strengthens Setfords London’s family practice, offering child-focused expertise across surrogacy, child-abduction, medical treatment and more

A lawyer who has spent 15 years dealing with some of the most contentious family disputes in the country has joined Setfords London.

Jeremy Ford comes to the firm from the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass Legal) where he specialised in acting for children in the High Court.

Providing expertise and advocacy in diverse matters including international surrogacy, leave to remove, medical treatment and same-sex parenting, Jeremy has appeared twice in the Supreme Court, and has an impressive catalogue of reported cases. Complementing this wide-ranging experience, he has invaluable links to an international network of independent social workers, therapists and medical experts. Combined, this gives Jeremy unparalleled insight into the requirements of the courts and Cafcass, while seeking outcomes that focus on the child’s best interests.

Supporting less adversarial resolutions within family disputes, Jeremy’s experience and skill has led to his appointment as an independent children’s arbitrator. The youngest ever to achieve this appointment, he helps to settle disputes through this increasingly popular non-judicial processes.

Commenting on joining Setfords as a consultant solicitor-advocate, Jeremy said, “I’ve joined Setfords to bring my child-focussed expertise to a greater variety of clients. Setford’s support structure will allow me to do what I enjoy – getting the right outcome for families.”

CEO Guy Setford said, “Jeremy is a vital addition to our expert team of family lawyers who deal with an array of matters, from high-net-worth ancillary settlements to parental alienation.”

“Jeremy’s passion is as strong as his experience,” added CEO Chris Setford. “His insight into the workings of the court, Cafcass and his network is unmatched. This will allow him to provide exceptional service within highly complex family and child matters.”

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