David Sykes

Family Executive


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I am a member of the family team at the firm’s Bury office and have been with the firm for over 6 years.

I have in excess of 25 years experience in dealing with family law cases, having previously worked in legal practices in Trafford, Manchester and Lancashire.

I undertake the following types of work on a regular basis:

  • Divorce
  • Cohabitation disputes
  • Distribution of assets upon separation or divorce
  • Disputes between parents and other family members in relation to arrangements for children
  • Protective Injunctions
  • Cases in relation to social services involvement with children
  • International child abduction

Perhaps unusually for the Bury area, I have dealt with a number of international child abduction cases and have a good working knowledge of the Hague Convention and Brussels II in relation to international arrangements to secure the return of abducted children.

I undertake both privately paid work and Legal Aid cases.

A significant number of my cases come to me through referrals from satisfied former clients. I hope that my friendly and down to earth approach helps many of my clients to get through difficult and stressful family law disputes.

Away from work, I enjoy watching live sport, particularly football and rugby. Middle age has brought an end to my rugby playing but I now use my experience from the sport to assist in the administration of an amateur club.

Specialist Areas

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Family Law