I am a partner in the family team where clients value my practical and pragmatic approach to resolving complex and challenging issues, either through careful negotiation or effective use of the court process.
I have over 15 years’ experience of dealing with the ever-widening issues that arise on the breakdown of a marriage, relationship or civil partnership.
My role includes advising individuals who work in the financial sectors, media, and high net worth individuals.
My expertise is regularly sought in dealing with complex litigation where my ability to focus on the key legal issues is valued by my clients and the court.
I am frequently asked to write articles on current divorce and financial matters in the press and for online resources. I am listed in the 2022 Spear’s index of the best family lawyers for high-net-worth clients as ‘recommended’.
Areas of expertise:
- Financial claims under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989
- Overseas assets, trusts and tax structures on divorce or separation
- Pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreements
- Protection of pre-marital assets or inherited wealth
- Variation of existing financial arrangements arising from a financial settlement or under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989
- Enforcement of financial settlements
- Advising companies and trusts on the impact of divorce and financial proceedings
- Advising and representing interveners to financial remedy proceedings regarding their third party interests in property or assets
Qualifications and memberships
- Qualified in October 2003
Successfully representing the estate of a party who had passed away following contested financial remedy proceedings, where the former spouse sought to set aside the original court order.
Successfully advising a party on recovering over £160,000, where the debtor held property abroad and in the UK and had been subject to bankruptcy proceedings.
Successfully represented an intervener to financial remedy proceedings, securing their right of pre-emption to purchase the land in which they had inherited a minority interest.