Carmel Brown



I deal with a wide range of children and family matters, often with an international element. I have particular experience in resolving complicated financial disputes, often involving nuptial settlements, off-shore assets and complex trust and company structures. My expertise also includes advising on asset preservation, cohabitation and pre and post nuptial agreements. I also deal regularly with international children matters.

What inspired you to get into law?

I am intrigued by developments in the law and the way that it adapts to an ever-changing society. Law allows us to maintain societal order and has a significant effect on our lives. I always wanted to be able to make a difference by helping people find the right way to deal with “the maze of life”. Although a cliché, I would describe myself as a  ‘people person’, and this attribute sits well with family lawyers.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?

The conclusion and resolution of a matter, be it financial or children related; I feel a sense of personal achievement and I also feel the transferred feelings of my clients, which often comprises of a mixture of emotions, including relief, happiness, closure, satisfaction and freedom. I enjoy providing driven and focussed legal support they require to lead them through the process.


I frequently comment as a family law expert in various publications and the national press, including The Times, The Guardian, The Law Society Gazette, Private Client Adviser, as well as online news sites MSN and AOL.

In addition to this, I have written articles for various journals, including:

“Restricted Assets” - Family Law Journal, December 2015/January 2016

“How Secure is a Trust?” - Private Client Adviser, February 2016

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