Portrait of Lee Arnot

Lee Arnot

Year of Call 1990

Professional Practice

A specialist family advocate for over 20 years with a diverse practise covering financial, private and public law cases.  From an early stage I have been against, worked alongside and learnt from some of the leading silks in family law.  With a reputation for detail and hard work, I am often instructed in complex factual and legal cases, at all levels including appellant work.  I regularly talk at seminars on all aspects of family law.  I am trained for public access and collaborative cases.  Best known for children cases, I offer a ‘one-stop’ for both the children and money elements.

  • Recommendations

    Very measured and persuasive, and cool when under pressure
    The Legal 500
    Manages a diverse practice relating to matrimonial finance as well as complex private and public law children proceedings. Some of his cases concern difficult circumstances of physical and emotional abuse and the examination of medical and police evidence. Expertise: "His breadth of knowledge is incredibly helpful, and he has an understanding of how conflict can affect clients."
    Chambers & Partners 2015
    "He really understands children work. He really gets to the heart of what the case is all about."
    Chambers & Partners 2014
    "An intelligent practitioner, with great judgement and attuned forensic skills"
    Legal 500 2015
  • Notable Cases

    • A County Council v E & Ors
      [2012] EWHC 4161 (COP)
    • Re Y (Care Proceedings)
      [2012] 1 FCR 186
    • MA v RS (Contact: Parenting Roles)
      [2012] 1 FLR 1056
    • H (Children) (Sexual abuse: fact finding)
      [2011] EWCA Civ 525
    • A London Borough Council v K & others
      [2010] EWHC 850
    • Re H (Children)
      [2006] EWCA Civ 1875
    • Re M (Contact: Long-Term Best Interests)
      [2006] 1 FLR 627
    • A v A (Shared Residence)
      [2004] 1 FLR 1195
    • Roddy (A Child) (Identification: Restriction on Publication)
      [2004] 2 FLR 949
    • Re W (A Child)
      [2002] EWHC 1483
    • Re W (Minors) (Care Order: Adequacy of Care Plan)
      [2002] 1 FLR 815.
  • Publications and Lecturing

    • Shared Parenting Family Law (2005)
    • Is Equality the New Equity: Shared Residence Family Law Journal (2004)
    • Definitive Disclosure Family Law Journal (2003)
    • Government Guidance on Investigating Complex Child Abuse Cases New Law Journal (2002)
    • Lecturing regularly for Jordan Publishing and others on both financial and children matters. 

  • Personal Information

    Married. Parmiter's School, Watford. St Catharine's College, Cambridge (MA Cantab).


  • Member of Bar Standards Board,
  • Committee Member FLBA,


  • FLBA
  • Resolution