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Dan Beattie, Managing Associate, Family

Dan Beattie

Of Counsel

Personal Profile

Dan is Of Counsel in Mishcon Private, specialising in all areas of Family law. He is an accredited Resolution Specialist in complex financial remedies and private children law.

Whilst Dan works on matters involving all aspects of contentious and non-contentious family law, including cases with an international element, he has particular expertise in complex financial remedy cases and private children matters (including domestic and international relocation, education issues, living arrangements and paternity). He also has particular experience with litigating cases where "conduct" and "add back" are central aspects in a matter and has significant experience with cases involving a wide range of addictions and certain mental health issues. His emotional intelligence is of great value in matters which are sensitive and / or involve complex fact patterns.

In addition, Dan has previously been involved in a variety of cases involving issues such as substantial family wealth, gender discrimination in financial remedy proceedings, relationship generated financial disadvantage, personal injunctions and the validity of Pre-Nuptial Agreements. He has also written legal opinions in respect of international wealth protection and the validity of a marriage.

Dan is a keen advocate and practitioner of Arbitration via the IFLA scheme in financial remedy matters and is a former member of Resolution's London Regional Committee.

Key Experience

  • Acting for high net worth individuals in both financial remedy and Children Act proceedings.

  • Acting for a number of wealthy clients in financial remedy proceedings where there have been significant issues with alcohol, recreational and hard drugs, gambling and third parties.
  • Advising and acting for third parties in relation to their interests in the context of matrimonial proceedings.
  • Successfully obtaining and defending various types of personal injunctions.
  • Acting for a number of parents in highly contentious litigation concerning their children's day to day living arrangements.
  • Successfully negotiating an agreement for a child to relocate to Sweden from London and similarly for a child to relocate to Switzerland from London.
  • Successfully defending an application for permission to relocate a child from London to Ireland.
  • Using Arbitration as an effective method of dispute resolution in financial matters.

Career History

Of Counsel, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Managing Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Solicitor, Jones Nickolds
Trainee Solicitor, Manches (now Penningtons Manches)
College of Law, BA (Hons) Law
Previous career in Human Resources for a number of multinational businesses and Banks
University of Leeds, BA (Hons) International History and Politics

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