I adhere to the Resolution - First for Family Law, code of conduct, which requires all members of Resolution to approach every family case in a constructive and cost effective way. Therefore, I explore with every client whether it is possible to reach an agreement by way of mediation, arbitration or collaboration. If none of these avenues are suitable, then I act for my clients in court proceedings.
I believe in the wisdom of cohabitation, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, where these are appropriate, and have advised many clients in relation to these.
I qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX) in 1996, having trained with CILEX whilst working for a firm of solicitors in Aylesbury.
I became a member of Resolution in 1996.
In 2003, I became an Accredited Specialist with Resolution, with my specialties being Complex Financial cases, and Pensions.
I make a point of maintaining and expanding my knowledge of the treatment of pensions in divorce, given that pensions can be the most valuable assets a couple may have, and how these are divided on divorce will substantially affect both party’s financial futures.
I qualified as a Collaborative lawyer, with Resolution, in 2011.
My aim is always to arrive at a settlement for my clients, as quickly and as constructively as possible, whatever route to settlement has been followed. Achieving that, whilst maintaining the dignity of my client and myself, is hugely rewarding, and is why I am so committed to this area of the law.
Experience and Accreditations
- Qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX) in 1996
- Became an Accredited Specialist with Resolution in 2003
- Qualified as a Collaborative lawyer, with Resolution, in 2011
- Appointed a member of the Resolution Committee on Pensions, Tax and Financial remedies, in 2022.