Stephen Lue is a specialist family law barrister. His practice covers a wide range of cases including children law, financial settlements and domestic violence. He also acts in Court of Protection cases involving vulnerable adults.
Stephen's experience in children law covers cases involving contact with children and their residence, including hearings where there are serious allegations of sexual abuse and violence. His strength is always focusing on the welfare of the child regardless of the issues that adults in the case seek to pursue.
Stephen has experience representing parents, Guardians, local authorities, grandparents and those making special guardianship applications. He is regularly instructed in cases which involve issues of neglect, drug misuse, mental health, domestic violence, physical and emotional abuse.
Stephen represents wives, husbands and civil partners in financial disputes and settlement cases. He represents those with modest assets as well as those who hold more complex assets in multiple countries. Stephen also handles court proceedings involving financial provision for children. He regularly advises and represents clients with property and land claims.
Stephen is member of the Court of Protection Team at Garden Court Chambers. He is ideally placed to work on all cases concerning vulnerable adults in the Court of Protection, drawing on his expertise in children and family law for families and local authorities. Both areas of law deal with vulnerable people who need the protection of the court.
Stephen has dealt with cases involving contentious and sensitive issues including those concerning forced marriage, the giving of medical treatment, deprivations of liberty, care, contact with family members where there are allegations of sexual or physical abuse and/or neglect, access to the community unescorted, injunctions to e.g. remove persons from their home or prevent family members returning them to the family home.
"A conscientious, calm and focused advocate who is a sensible, reassuring presence in court." - Chambers & Partners, 2021 (Family: Children)
"Has a calm, yet authoritative manner which means that he is able to remain professional even in the face of difficult or aggressive clients. He is a knowledgeable and confident advocate." - Legal 500, 2021 (Children Law)
"Stephen's kindness, sensitivity, compassion and understanding enabled me to feel safe and supported. He ensured he covered everything that was necessary. His strength, clarity, knowledge and personable manner have been unwavering and his ongoing support has been an invaluable source of strength. I would unequivocally recommend Stephen." - Anonymous Client
"I really want to thank Mr Stephen Lue. I cannot give this charming young man enough credit. He never gave up. He fought my case with utmost professionalism." - Anonymous Client
"He was very aware of how I was feeling, showed empathy and understanding during both my visits to court. He was determined to make sure I received the best possible settlement and what he achieved was far beyond my expectations." - Anonymous Client
"Never lose this barrister, hang on to him, you all make a great team." - Anonymous Client
"Thank you Stephen for all of the work you have just completed on my case. It was my first experience working through the public access scheme and you were helpful and sensitive in the navigation of the difference in approach." - Anonymous Client
"This talented and remarkable man was a pleasure to work with. Stephen is highly skilled and sensitive, but tenacious. I was confident my children and I were in safe hands. Once you have worked with Stephen you will want no one else." - Anonymous Client