Choosing your family law solicitor is an important decision and should only be taken once you have thoroughly researched your options. You will be spending significant time discussing some of the most personal and sensitive areas of your life, so you need to feel comfortable, supported and listened to.
My approach has been described as "firm but fair".
I understand that my clients don't just expect me to understand and advise them on the law, as they need and deserve additional support to make their way through a difficult period of their lives.
Some cases can de dealt with in a collaborative way and others will require a firm court based approach. A good family lawyer will have both the experience and judgment to identify the best approach for each client.
I am an experienced family solicitor specialising in complex finances and children issues on relationship breakdown/divorce.
In 25 plus years of practice, I have represented many people who have found themselves divorcing sometimes overly controlling, difficult and obstructive spouses and who have required an extra level of support throughout the process.
I have given keynote talks on narcissism in the context of divorce, spoken on Radio 4 Woman's Hour about Parental Alienation, on Talk Radio about divorce generally and on Channel 5 News about pre-nups.
Most of my work has an international element. I have connections to South Africa in particular, having practised there. I am dual qualified here and in South Africa.