My Professional Background
I joined the Family Department of Attwaters Jameson Hill in September 2019 having previously worked in Hertfordshire and London. With over twenty years of experience working in all aspects of family law my focus has been working with clients going through a divorce or separation and helping them overcome the challenges they face. Whether married or not, I deal with clients financial concerns or disputes about their children. I enjoy helping clients find practical solutions for their problems, which is key to enabling them to manage challenging, practical and emotional issues.
As every family is unique this often requires finding creative solutions to overcome conflict. I am a keen supporter of Alternate Dispute Resolution, whether that be mediation, arbitration or a collaborative approach, as its fundamental to try and resolve disputes with the minimum of conflict when possible. Should that not be appropriate then a robust approach can be pursued through the courts and a firm stance adopted, in order to achieve the best possible outcome for my clients. With vast experience in financial claims at court, often involving private and public companies, family businesses, partnerships and international issues, I have a range of expert accountants, actuaries and surveyors ready to assist and advise on all aspects of financial matters arising from ending relationships.
I have also gained a wealth of experience helping couples at the beginning of their journeys together and can prepare Living Together or Pre-Nuptial agreements in order to protect family wealth in the unlikely event of separation or divorce.
I studied Law at the Manchester Metropolitan University and completed my Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in London before initially working in general high street practice. This provided a valuable insight into all areas of general practice which is still helpful today.
Achievements and Accreditations
• LLB (Hons) • Member of Resolution • Legal 500 mentions that I ‘regularly handle high value and complex issues for London based clients’.
• I have worked with a diverse range of clients, from entrepreneurs and business men, to artists and musicians. I love learning from them about their industries and the challenges they face which helps to secure a favourable outcome.
I was raised in North London and my childhood dream job was to be an Astronaut which led me to a love of science fiction as a grown up. I am married to a Stage Lighting Designer and have a son, a half-tailed cat and an ancient goldfish.
When not working my spare time is spent managing my son’s fencing arrangements or out socialising with friends. My favourite drinks would have to be either a Pimms, enjoyed wandering around the Chelsea Flower Show or a cold beer on a sunny Cornwall beach with fresh fish on the BBQ.
I hate heights, wasps and having to go camping. If I was ever on a deserted island then my ideal companion would be my Husband as he knows how to fish