I am an experienced family lawyer specialising in cases involving complex financial issues. I assist clients with a wide range of financial issues following relationship breakdown, whether married or unmarried. I represent high net worth clients with substantial assets, including assets overseas, as well as clients with lower or medium level assets
In addition to advising in divorce and relationship breakdown, I act for clients who wish to enter into pre-marital or cohabitation agreements at the outset of their relationship and marriage.
I also specialise in public law children cases and complex private children law cases, including disputes with a high level of conflict, child abduction and the relocation of children both overseas and within the UK.
I am committed to achieving the best outcome for every client. I recognise that each case has its own complexities, requiring a thoughtful and creative approach. I listen carefully to what each of my clients wants and hopes to happen, and will work closely with you to resolve your issues in the way that is most appropriate to your circumstances and priorities. I have extensive experience of acting in urgent and non-urgent court proceedings, but am equally skilled in out of court negotiations leading to binding settlements by agreement.
I am an accredited member of the Law Society’s Children panel which means I can represent children as well as parents in family court proceedings. I am trained by Resolution to practice as a Collaborative lawyer.
I read Modern History at Oxford University before studying law as a postgraduate at Northumbria University. I have been qualified as a solicitor since June 2001, since when I have practiced exclusively in Family Law.
I am ranked in Chambers and Partner 2018 as a Recognised Practitioner in the field of Matrimonial / Family law in the Newcastle and surrounding region.