Head of Chambers
Gavin is a former Solicitor-Advocate with almost 30 years of court experience. He specialises in family law, particularly regarding children. He has represented parties before the Magistrates, County and High Court, in the Court of Appeal, Employment Tribunal, Coroners Court, Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and Schools Admission Appeals Panel.
He previously qualified as a member of the Law Society Family Panel and Children Panel, and has dealt with cases involving non-accidental injuries (including subdural and retinal haemorrhages; skull fractures; scalding and biting injuries), sexual abuse, international child abduction and forced marriage. He has represented ‘Gillick’ competent children and Children’s Guardians in care and private law proceedings including appointments under S. 16(4). He is noted for identifying issues from substantial and complex material, and is able to narrow issues constructively.
Gavin is noted for his easy manner and ability to communicate complex issues. He has been described as having a “calm, assured and personable manner” with a “clear and succinct” style of advocacy.
Call 2016 (admitted as a solicitor 1996)
Inn of Court – Lincoln’s Inn
‘Gavin (Button) is a very well-prepared advocate who is respected by advocates and Judges alike. I have instructed and worked alongside Gavin on numerous public family law cases and find him to be a reassuring presence in and outside of the court with a down to earth and approachable manner that means he is able to manage nervous and vulnerable clients with great skill.’