I am a family solicitor at Paris Smith LLP, having qualified into Neil Davies’ team within the department in October 2018 following the completion of my training contract at the firm.
I now undertake all aspects of family work, including divorce, the resolution of finances on breakdown of marriage, private children matters, cohabitation, pre and post nuptial agreements and domestic violence.
Whilst I am newly qualified, I already have the benefit of a year of experience following two seats in the Family department during my training contract. Throughout this time I have been lucky enough to assist on a number of high value and complex matrimonial matters including offshore and family trusts, companies, significant pension provision and cases with an international element. I have also experienced a number of private children matters ranging from standard applications to formalise arrangements for a child to cases involving complicating factors such as mental health issues and addiction such that there is Children’s Services involvement.
During my training contract I also spent a significant amount of time in court, giving me invaluable insight into family litigation. Whilst I am therefore confident in the court arena, I do appreciate the uncertainty of litigation and I am committed to resolving matters for my clients in the most cost effective and constructive way.
I pride myself on attention to detail but couple this with looking at the bigger picture and focusing on solutions. I also aim to guide and support my clients throughout the emotional time that they are typically experiencing with straightforward but empathetic advice.