I am a Consultant within the Family Team in London. I have specialised in this area of work since 1986; prior to that I specialised in property work, which has consequently assisted me in advising clients in relation to their family matters. I have extensive experience representing both clients with substantial assets and those with more modest means, whether married or cohabiting. I also advise and represent clients in connection with children’s matters (residence, contact, prohibited steps and specific issues as well as relocation). I have significant experience in preparing pre and post nuptial/civil partnership and cohabitation agreements. I have an interest in ensuring the religious side of the divorce is also addressed by securing the Get (Jewish bill of divorce).
I provide advice (pro bono) on a quarterly basis to Singular Challenge a support group (which is part of Jewish Care) for those undergoing divorce and separation and have provided advice to similar groups on a voluntary basis.
"I was well looked after. They helped me as much as they could and I came out of my divorce with a favourable settlement which was difficult to imagine at the start."
"When I recommended Deborah I said she was very good, she knew what she was talking about and was very straight forward and I always knew where I stood."
"Throughout my engagement with you and your team, I have experienced utmost professionalism when dealing with my case."
What inspired you to get into law?
I had a burning ambition to pursue a career in the law from a young age: it runs in my family. My grandfather was a Judge in Germany and both my cousins went into the law (one is a Judge, the other a Solicitor).
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
I enjoy helping clients with what can be one of the most stressful times in their life and seeing them come through and move on. My interest in people and relationships helps in understanding the dynamics between the couple and how best to approach seeking resolution, tactics and strategy - particularly where this might not be readily apparent.
What do you do away from the office?
I love cooking, Pilates, cinema and theatre.
- Held to account – Family Law Journal – January 2015
- Family Practice after Sharland and Gohil – Solicitors Journal – November 2015
- Prenuptial agreements – Sebra News magazine(South East Bayswater Residents’ Association) – 2010
- Not settling for less – published in Private Client Practitioner following the case of Myerson 2009
- How to make marriage and divorce work – Jewish Chronicle
- Is it time to give Bubbe and Zeide their due? – Jewish Chronicle
- Are current laws outdated for the modern woman – published in Cutting Edge, distributed at the Women in the City awards