Partner - Family
Partner - Family
I am a partner in the Family team specialising in:
I have more than 20 years’ of experience as a family lawyer, helping people who are going through a divorce or separation. Whether you’re married, living together or in a civil partnership, I can help to guide you through what at first can seem like a maze of questions and uncertainties, through the legal process and out the other side, and I do so with kindness, empathy and straightforward advice. My clients know that they are valued, individually and uniquely.
I deal both with the financial issues arising from the breakdown of a relationship, and with difficulties that may arise over the children. My approach is constructive and team-based, and I always have the needs of any children at the forefront of my mind. I like to work with my clients, their ex-partners and the other lawyers to try to agree solutions. This means that I am often able to help my clients reach agreement without having to go to court. Where however court is the only remaining option, my clients know that they are fully supported. They know that my practical advice, experience and attention to detail helps either to settle the case at an early stage or, if a final hearing is unavoidable, to get there with clear expectations and to leave with good outcomes.
I have also advised on financial claims by adult children. In a worrying world of increasing tuition fees, reducing state support and family breakdown, such claims are becoming increasingly common.
My clients expect a good service, and they get it in spades. They also get warmth, humour and understanding – whatever their circumstances.