Iain Large

Year of Call: 2016

Inn: Inner Temple

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Iain represents parents and other parties in applications for child arrangements, specific issue and prohibited steps orders from first hearing dispute resolution appointments (FHDRA) through to fact-finding and final hearings. He is also experienced with applications under Part IV Family Law Act 1996 (non-molestation and occupation orders). He has experience handling issues including child arrangements, permission to apply (non-parents), drug and alcohol use, 16.4 guardians, section 7 and section 37 reports, expert psychological evidence, and domestic abuse.

Examples of recent work include:

  • V v L (2020). Successfully opposed a contested application for non-molestation order at a final hearing, with further orders obtained for costs and wasted costs.
  • F v F (2020). Representation of a father at a fact-finding hearing involving numerous allegations of abusive behaviour and substantial police and local authority evidence. Successfully resisted any adverse findings being made.
  • K v N v S (2021). 4-day final hearing of complex proceedings involving extended family as parties and conflicting professional local authority welfare reports.
  • T v T (2021). Successful appeal from a fact-finding hearing conducted by a Deputy District Judge who had erred in failing to consider allegations of controlling and coercive behaviour following the Court of Appeal decision in Re H-N [2021] EWCA Civ 448.

Professional memberships:

  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Association Member of Resolution

Qualifications & awards:

  • BPTC (Bristol Institute of Legal Practice (UWE)) – Outstanding; GDL (University of Plymouth) – Distinction; MA History (Harvard University, USA); BA History (Balliol College, University of Oxford) – First Class
  • Princess Royal Scholarship, Inner Temple; GDL Exhibition, Inner Temple; Faculty of Business and Law Prize for highest overall marks (BPTC); Sweet & Maxwell Vocational Law Prize for highest marks (GDL); Newman Scholarship and Exhibition in History, Balliol College, Oxford