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Tori Adams

Year of call: 2016

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BACKGROUND

Tori completed her law degree at the University of Exeter and the BPTC at the University of Law. She then worked as a paralegal, gaining experience in various practice areas including international commercial litigation involving high value disputes, crime and family.

Tori also volunteered as a tribunal representative through IPSEA, supporting and representing parents of children with Special Educational Needs.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Family Law

Financial Remedies

Tori regularly acts in family finance proceedings, including applications pursuant to TOLATA 1996. Tori has experience of successfully representing clients at all stages of proceedings, including against litigants in person, and has dealt with complex issues such as those with an International element. Tori has recently been led in an advice for a client for use in the High Court in India. Further, Tori has experience in cases whereby there is a significant dispute in relation to high value assets and whether they were acquired pre or post-marriage

Children Act/Family Law Act Proceedings

Tori accepts Instructions in private law children cases and cases under the Family Law Act, and has acted in cases involving applications for Prohibited Steps Orders, Non-Molestation Orders, and Child Arrangements Orders, including those made without notice. Her experience includes cases involving vulnerable individuals and serious allegations of serious domestic abuse, including sexual assault, as well cases involving drug and alcohol misuse and serious issues such as concerns relating to international child abduction. Tori has been involved in multi-day fact finding hearings arising from domestic abuse allegations. She has a significant interest in cases with an International dimension.

Public

Tori has experience in all stages of public law children cases, having acted in cases relating to applications for Interim Care Orders, Care Orders and Supervision Orders and has experience of representing vulnerable clients. Recent cases include significant allegations of neglect, drug and alcohol use and domestic violence. Tori has also appeared in the High Court in relation to complex issues surrounding jurisdiction.

Property and Chancery

Tori has a keen interest in matters under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and the Insolvency Act 1986 and welcomes work in these areas. Tori offers advice and representation in relation to the validity of wills, removal of executors and estate mismanagement and has recent experience of successfully applying for the removal and replacement of the Executor of a will.

Tori is also particularly interested in property work and provides advice and representation in claims including those relating to cases sale of property, leasehold disputes, including forfeiture, adverse possession, boundary disputes, easements and nuisance as well as landlord and tenant disputes. She has a keen interest in TOLATA cases. Tori has experience of advising on, drafting and representation in property cases.

Human Rights, Civil Liberties

Tori regularly advises on cases involving human rights breaches, including unlawful detention claims and claims under the Equality Act 2010. These cases generally involve vulnerable individuals who suffer with issues relating to both their physical and mental health. Tori has recently assisted in securing settlements for a number of victims of unlawful detention. Further, she has represented clients in a number of claims under the Equality Act, which is an area in which she has a particular interest. Tori also has experience of advising on, drafting grounds for, and appearing in court in Judicial Review proceedings in relation to prisoners and welcomes instructions in this area.

Crime

Tori’s both prosecutes and defends in the Magistrates Court, Youth Court Crown Court. She has acted on behalf of clients charged with various offences, including violent crime and sexual offences. She accepts instructions for both publicly funded and private clients. Tori has experience of acting for clients who are vulnerable due to age, addiction and mental health issues. Tori is CPS grade 2 and has prosecuted in a number of cases in the Crown Court.

Immigration Law 

Tori regularly acts in immigration proceedings before both the First-Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal, including in bail applications, asylum appeals, deportation appeals and appeals against VISA refusals. She often represents young clients and those with language, physical and/or mental health difficulties. Tori has experience of advising on merits of appeal and Judicial Review, as well as drafting grounds.

General Civil

Tori also has experience in general civil cases, including those involving contract disputes and claims in negligence, and she welcomes work in this area.

 

Education

·       Bar Professional Training Course, University of Law
·       LLB Law, University of Exeter (2.i)

 

Professional Memberships

·       Family Law Bar Association
·       Criminal Bar Association
·       Bar Human Rights Committee
·       JUSTICE
·       STEP
·       Resolution

 

Publications

Tori has had work published in Counsel magazine, New Law Journal and the Family Law Journal. This includes articles relating to recovering fees in Inheritance Act Claims (with Chris Bryden), youth courts and youth justice (with Kirsty Day), unlawful detention of immigration detainees (with Killian Moran, solicitor) and a review of remote hearings in a family law context.

 

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