Stuart Barton (Head of Department)
Stuart qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and has practiced in family law ever since then. He joined Cyril Morris Arkwright in 2008 and is a committed member of Resolution. Resolution members follow a Code of Practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems. Stuart has been assessed by Resolution as an Accredited Specialist in the areas of Cohabitation, Advanced Financial Provision and Domestic Abuse. His family law practice is diverse, ranging from pre-nuptial agreements to claims over unmarried family property and complex aspects of matrimonial finance including business assets and pensions.
Paula has over 20 years experience as a family executive and joined Cyril Morris Arkwright in 2008. She specialises in children matters, representing parents in both applications for contact and residence, and parents where there are allegations of neglect and abuse by a local authority. She has considerable experience in the areas of non-accidental injuries, drug/alcohol abuse and fabricated illness. Paula has also represented parents when applications are made to remove children outside of England and Wales to countries such as Australia and the United States. She is an experienced advocate, frequently appearing in the Family Court throughout the North West.