I am a Senior Associate in the Family team and a member of the Firm’s Private Wealth Sector.
I have worked at Michelmores for over ten years, joining as a trainee in 2012 and qualifying into the Family team in September 2014.
I act for a wide range of clients. The majority of my work is advising in relation to high net worth matters with a focus on wealth protection in the context of a relationship breakdown. I also deal with a large number cases where difficulties have arisen in relation to the appropriate arrangements for children after separation.
My clients often have very complicated and/or sensitive personal and financial matters to address in the context of their family matters. I take great pride in being able to assist with navigating people through the difficulties which may arise on their path to resolution. My primary objective in every case is to develop a bespoke strategy from the outset which is focussed on ensuring my clients’ interests are protected.
I am proud to be a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 and ranked as a ‘Rising Star’. I am a member of and regional representative for Resolution Devon. I am also listed as a Leading Lawyer by Wiselaw.
I am also a qualified Family Mediator, which means that I can assist separated couples in reaching their own tailored solution in relation to the issues they are facing.
Acting for a client in connection with financial issues in relation to his divorce, where they have a significant shareholding and founding interest in a high-profile family run business group with interests in a variety of sectors, with an overall value of over £20 million
Assisting an unmarried client in relation to their separation after a 20+ year relationship, where there have been significant issues of coercive control
Representing a client who was facing extremely serious allegations of domestic violence in the context of private Children Act proceedings and injunctive proceedings
Advising a client in the context of divorce and financial proceedings where there were complex asset structures involved, including inherited interests in offshore trusts, and unconventional pension arrangements, where the total asset base was in excess of £30 million
Acting for an unmarried client who is the economically weaker party in the relationship in connection with issues concerning contact with their children, non-molestation and occupation orders and Schedule 1 proceedings