I specialise in all areas of private family law work, including relationship breakdown, divorce, financial settlements and the arrangements for children.
I have particular expertise in providing advice in respect of divorces involving complicated financial issues, including businesses and pensions, which can be the highest valued assets in a marriage. Expert consideration is needed when analysing the income which pensions are likely to produce and how they should be divided.
Between 2012 and 2016, I practised as a pensions’ lawyer. My previous experience includes advising employers on the impact of their pension obligations on their business, supporting them to achieve their corporate goals such as restructuring, scheme merger, benefit change and funding. I have a good understanding of how businesses work and how this may affect the clients with whom I work.
I build strong relationships with my clients. I work closely with them to help them achieve their objectives. I provide pragmatic, strategic and outcome focused advice, with a view to resolving matters in a cost effective and timely manner.
I work very closely with Ros Bever and Nathaniel Groarke, especially on high net worth finances, matters with an international element and complex children matters.
What inspired you to get into law?
My passion for law began as a teenager when I shadowed my parents (who were both Queen’s Counsel whilst I was growing up), in court. Watching those proceedings revealed to me just how significant the lawyer’s role is in these delicate situations. I consider the role of a family lawyer to be a facilitator helping people to resolve matters during one of the most emotionally difficult and complicated times of their lives.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
I enjoy being able to provide a human touch whilst engaging in technically challenging matters.
What do you like about working for Irwin Mitchell?
Irwin Mitchell is a forward thinking and dynamic firm. I work with an enthusiastic and talented group of lawyers who promote a collegiate and inclusive working environment.
What do you do away from the office?
Whilst I enjoy running, cooking and cinema, I have two children and my time outside the office is often spent in the park and at soft play!
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