I lead the Irwin Mitchell's family law team in Bristol and have an extensive client base across the UK, most notably in London.
I have over 30 years' experience as a family law specialist with extensive experience in financial and children issues arising out of separation. I have particular expertise in dealing with business and trust interests. I was involved in the leading case of Hart v Hart, acting for the wife as she went through her separation. I'm also collaboratively trained and have built up a substantial practice in this alternative way to resolve the issues faced on separation.
"She is a pleasure to work with because she takes a realistic approach but wants the best possible outcome for her client." – Chambers & Partners, 2020
"Simply brilliant" - Legal 500, 2018/19
"Nice client-handling skills", and also point out her "very good breadth of knowledge." - Chambers & Partners, 2019
Praised for her "sensible and straightforward" manner; "She has a calm and unflappable presence, and is always available. Clients find her really reassuring and a constant support. - Chambers & Partners 2017
What inspired you to get into law?
I became a lawyer because I was interested in using my academic skills in a practical way. I moved into family law because I enjoy the challenge of enabling people to deal with the difficulties of separation.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
It's rewarding to advise clients from the early difficult days of separation to a successful conclusion.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
I enjoy being part of a substantial national team with all the support and resources that this brings. I also enjoy the local aspects of being in Bristol. We have the best of both worlds, being local but also having that national backing.
What do you do away from the office?
Away from the office I enjoy time with my family and friends. I have two adult sons who keep returning home to live with me!
I keep calm and fit by teaching and practicing yoga.