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Achieving the best possible outcome for clients and the people they care about is at the centre of what I do as a family lawyer. The decision to seek help and advice about the end of a relationship is often hard. I support my clients through what can be an uncertain time.

With over 35 years’ experience in the family law arena, I have a range of specialisms from financial settlements on divorce – the simple to the very complicated – and expertise in children’s disputes, including acting for children within proceedings.

I am also accredited with Resolution, a community of family justice professionals, and am a member of the Law Society’s children panel.

Outside work, I have four grown up children, geographically spread, whose company I enjoy immensely. I’m also a passionate gardener – I’m currently trying to reclaim a garden that has been left to its own devices for far too long.

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Be reasonable and fair – seeking an equitable solution will be quicker, easier and much less painful, giving you more time to get on with your life

Be open-minded – try to remember the good times and focus on your new future. This is especially important where children are involved. A positive mindset will help us develop better long-term solutions

Take time out – it’s easy to let relationship breakdown overwhelm you. Take time out to do whatever makes you happy – it will help you keep a sense of proportion.

Will I win?

There should be no winners or losers – you should be seeking a fair and equitable settlement

Will I have to sell my house?

That depends upon other assets available, but it often is the case that changes have to be made.

Will I get to see my children?

Yes, you will.

Can I use the children to get the settlement I want?

No – these are very separate issues and it is important for children to have a meaningful relationship with both parents.

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