“Our client’s feedback [was that] he was very happy with the representation made by Reiss yesterday”

Instructing solicitor


Reiss is a pupil barrister specialising in family law, particularly proceedings involving children. He is committed to a career in this area and is looking forward to being on his feet in October 2023 acting for children, parents, guardians and local authorities. To instruct Reiss in any family matters, please contact Jay Dorton

Prior to coming to the Bar, Reiss worked as a paralegal at a large firm of family law solicitors where he developed both his legal experience and his skills at dealing with clients in stressful and emotional circumstances. He quickly built up a caseload of exclusively private and public law children matters, commonly assisting clients who are/were victims of domestic abuse and also those accused of the same. Reiss has been involved in all aspects of the preparation of cases and is keenly aware of the role of solicitors in family cases and the pressures which that involves, and is therefore in a very good position to provide effective support. 

Reiss has experience of advising clients on the law, their prospects and possible outcomes; taking their instructions; drafting their statements; preparing a variety of court documents; attending advocates meetings and conferences with clients. He has negotiated successful resolutions to private children disputes and represented clients throughout the Public Law Outline (PLO) process. During pupillage, he has attended a wide range of hearings in private and public children cases, as well as financial dispute resolution hearings. 

Reiss has presented the law and procedures surrounding domestic abuse, Legal Aid and Family Court proceedings to those supporting victims of domestic abuse in the community, receiving positive feedback from attendees.

He is committed to pro bono work, and volunteered for the University of Nottingham Pro Bono Society, leading one of its Projects and ultimately being elected President in his final year. He has also worked on death row cases in Texas, and mentored numerous law students. 


  • Law with American Law (LLB)(Hons) University of Nottingham. Reiss spent his 3rd year as a student attorney at the University of Texas working on pro bono cases.
  • Bar Practice Course with a Masters in Pro Bono (Very Competent in the BPC and a Distinction in the Masters)


  • Family Law Bar Association


  • Azlan Shah Prize from University of Nottingham School of Law for outstanding contribution to the life, work and wellbeing of the School as a multicultural community
  • Richard and Ginni Mithoff Pro Bono Program Award from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law for commitment to pro bono activities
  • Pro Bono Achievement Award from the University of Nottingham School of Law
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