I qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 1996, having worked whilst studying and training for a variety of firms, from Magic Circle City of London firms to local legal aid practices. A Chartered Legal Executive is a fully qualified lawyer who specialises in a particular area of law, having passed degree-level exams whilst working, and then training to the same standard as a solicitor.
Since qualifying, I have specialised in all aspects of family law, including financial consequences of relationship breakdown, domestic abuse and difficult issues involving children. I have a particular interest in assisting victims of controlling and coercive behaviour.
I aim to help my clients to reach resolution to family conflict in a constructive and effective way so that all involved can move forward with their lives. Having worked in Tunbridge Wells or nearby for most of my career I have a wide network of local fellow professionals, such as accountants, counsellors, family therapists and IFAs who I can rely on to provide a holistic support service to clients at what is probably the emotionally testing time of their lives.
Away from work, I am kept busy by my four children and two border collies. I am a keen genealogist and often give talks to local history or wider interest groups on this. I love quizzes – both participating and also writing quizzes for my children’s schools’ PTAs or other local charities eg, Kent Air Ambulance, Tunbridge Wells Youth Football Club. I also enjoy swimming and running my dogs at agility. I have also recently volunteered to help DAVSS (a domestic abuse charity based in West Kent) with their volunteer training programme and fundraising.
Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Legal Executives
Member of Resolution
Training as a Family Law Supervisor with FLiP Faculty