My practice focuses on Family Law, and I have particular experience in cases involving children.
I began my career owning and running children’s day nurseries, one of which I still own, while bringing up my own four children. It was this experience which inspired me to become a Barrister, as I realised my main wish was to protect the rights and wellbeing of children.
I enjoy meeting my clients, and building relationships with people that enable me to fight the corner for those who are vulnerable. If you’re finding the prospect of court action daunting, you can trust me to help you have a voice in difficult circumstances. My experience as a parent and nursery owner gives me considerable insight into the situations you might be facing, and informs my pragmatic and non-judgmental approach.
I pride myself on taking what I think of as a very ‘human’ approach to Family Law. My first priority is to protect the rights of children, but I’m very conscious of the emotional impact that legal procedures can have on both children and their parents. Sometimes there have to be tough conversations to ensure that you understand the realities of your situation – and I’ll work with you to ensure that you have the information you need to make the necessary decisions.
I act for clients in all types of cases involving children in Public and Private Law proceedings – and have specialist experience including both accidental and non-accidental injury to children, especially head injuries, broken bones, blood disorders, abnormalities and sexual abuse.