Simon Craddock

Partner & Head of Practice Area - Family

        • Simon Craddock
        • Partner & Head of Practice Area - Family
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    Simon Craddock

    Partner & Head of Practice Area - Family

    I am a family solicitor and have been involved exclusively in family law since just before I qualified in 1990. I am also Partner and Head of Practice Area for Family.

    I undertake all areas of family law with a particular specialism in International Child Abduction where I sometimes act as a trained mediator. I find this work very rewarding and try at all times to empathise with customers no matter what their circumstances, when they are clearly going through a very stressful time. I am a member of the Child Abduction Lawyers Association.

    As well as International Child Abduction work, I also enjoy advising customers on complex financial matters and find being a collaborative lawyer fulfilling. I have been mentioned as a leading individual in Chambers and Legal 500 for approaching 10 years and I am pleased that in the 2015 editions that my hardworking team were also recognised when they stated that my work was ‘innovative and inspires a highly competent team’!

    Outside work, I enjoy running when not injured and have an unpaid job as a taxi driver for my two children.

    Experience and Accreditations

    • Qualified as a Solicitor in 1990
    • Studied at Liverpool University, graduating in 1987
    • Studied at Chester Law College and got a first time pass in 1988
    • A Resolution trained Mediator and Resolution trained collaborative Lawyer
    • A Resolution accredited specialist in Private Children Law and International Child Abduction Law
    • Law Society Advanced Family Panel member
    • A founding member of the Child Abduction Lawyers Association (CALA)
    • A member of the Ministry of Justice Hague Applicant Panel since 2001
    • A member of the International Bar Association (IBA)
    • A Leading Individual in Chambers & Partners since 2006 and the Legal 500 since 2008
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    Partner & Head of Practice Area - Family

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