Teresa Davidson

Partner

Biography

I lead the family team in Leeds and advise clients on how to protect family assets through cohabitation agreements and pre-nuptial agreements.

My practice mainly involves advising clients who need assistance in resolving financial issues following a relationship breakdown.

I also regularly work with clients to resolve issues relating to the care of their children and have handled complex disputes such as where families with children are moving to other countries.

What inspired you to get into law?

I started young – as a child I watched Crown Court avidly, which shows my age too.

On a serious note, I feel strongly that anyone entering into a legal agreement or dispute should have equality of arms, which often means having as good a lawyer as the other party. It is a matter of fairness and justice for me.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?

I most enjoy seeing a client who starts in a very dark place at a very sad and difficult time of their life and seeing them come through that and look to the future. I also constantly fascinated at the range of human experience and life stories that come out of our work.

What do you do away from the office?

I am a keen cyclist and I try to get away skiing once a year. When I am being less active I enjoy browsing the art and shops in my favourite city, Florence.

Publications

I have appeared in The Times and The Telegraph as well as the legal publication Solicitors Journal.

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  • 22/03/2016
    Saudi Billionaire's Diplomatic Immunity Appeal Rejected In On-going UK Maintenance Battle

    "This is another case where the English Courts have had to grapple with complex jurisdiction issues before getting to the real financial issues. “While the facts here are unusual and will not be relevant to many other cases directly, they show the Courts in this jurisdiction have immense power to resolve financial disputes between divorcing couples once they end up in Court rather than resolving matters by negotiation. Today’s ruling now allows his ex-wife to press on with her claims ‘for an appropriate and fair settlement'."

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  • 06/01/2016
    New Partner For Irwin Mitchell’s Market Leading Family Team

    “I’m delighted to join be joining Irwin Mitchell and excited by the prospect of working with a strong national team who share my values in putting their clients first. The team here has been involved in some of the most important family law cases of the past few years and it’s fantastic to be working at such an innovative law firm. With Irwin Mitchell’s resources behind me I look forward to working with my clients to resolve their problems.”

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