Areas of law covered
Family law – Divorce, Separation, Arrangements for children, Finances, Cohabitation, domestic abuse, pre and post nuptial agreements
- Law Degree
- Legal Practice Course
Brief overview of your career
After qualifying as a solicitor in 2004 I worked at Fitzhugh Gates doing all aspects of family law for 10 years. I then worked at Howlett Clarke as a family solicitor for 3 years, becoming the Head of the Family Department there in 2018. After Howlett Clarke closed in January 2019 I worked at Engleharts for a time before moving to Griffith Smith.
Professional memberships & accreditations
I am a member of Resolution and am an accredited specialist with Resolution also.
What you offer your clients
I understand that going through a relationship breakdown can be very difficult and I provide reassurance to my clients as well as empathy to their situation. I am approachable and really listen to my clients to fully understand their concerns and priorities. Whilst I try to resolve matters in an amicable way, I will fight my client’s corner when necessary. I aim to provide cost effective practical solutions tailored to the circumstances.
I have practised family law as a solicitor and lived in Brighton for over 15 years and have a strong links with other professionals, such as mediators and barristers, in the area. As a resident of Brighton and a mother with children who attend school locally, I have good knowledge of the local area, schools and other factors which affect families going through a relationship breakdown.
Why you love what you do
I find it immensely satisfying when a client comes through the door desperately worried about their situation, and I am able to reassure them that we can resolve their problems, and that the solution might be easier and less complicated than they had thought. It is great to be able to arm my clients with the legal knowledge they need to have confidence in their position.
I enjoy going to fitness classes at the gym, spending time with my family, cooking and I also play the flute when time allows.