I am an Associate Solicitor in Michelmores’ family team. I previously worked in another national law firm for nearly five years.
After working in Family Law for seven years, I have vast experience in financial remedy cases and disputes involving children, domestic abuse and enforcement proceedings. I am a litigation specialist focusing on complex children act proceedings and financial remedy proceedings that involve child abduction, enforcement of foreign orders and jurisdiction disputes. However, I also undertake non-contentious work such as preparing and advising clients on pre and post nuptial agreements, cohabitation and separation agreements. I frequently undertake out of court negotiations and drafting consent orders.
I have been working with high net worth and international clients in cross-border cases for the past seven years which has allowed me to develop my experience and knowledge in international family law including cases involving international child abduction, enforcement of foreign orders in England and Wales and English and Welsh orders in other jurisdictions, financial disputes over foreign assets and international relocation. I had day-to-day conduct of a case involving the enforcement of international maintenance arrears which was heard in the Court of Appeal due to the complex issues of international law raised. I also advise clients in respect of domestic violence and making applications for non-molestation and occupation orders.
Recently my article on international service was published in the Resolution journal for family lawyers (Resolution is the national organisation of family lawyers) of which I am a member.
I speak fluent Russian.
Dealing with cases involving applications made on behalf of children under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.
Successfully advising clients in relation to enforcement and implementation of final orders, even those made over 20 years ago.
Advising clients in relation to children matters including seeking the appointment of a Guardian to represent the interests of the children, cases involving change of residence, enforcement of Children Act orders, variation of previous orders, seeking orders preventing the other side from making further malicious applications to the Court and international relocation, including representing client’s during Fact Finding Hearings
Dealing with complicated cases involving Trusts and business structures, including farming partnerships.