I am an associate solicitor in the family department of the firm. I studied Law in Manchester and then the LPC at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. I qualified in 2000 having trained in a North East High Street firm primarily undertaking family law work. I worked for 13 ½ years in the family department at Ward Hadaway in Newcastle undertaking all areas of family law before joining the firm in January 2017.
I advise clients in all family matters including divorce and financial disputes between married, unmarried and same sex couples, private law children matters including residence and contact issues, domestic violence injunctions and issues regarding child maintenance.
I regularly advise clients in areas of wealth and asset protection such as pre and post nuptial agreements and co-habitation agreements.
I am a Resolution (formerly Solicitors Family Law Association) Accredited specialist in financial matters and private law disputes regarding children. I am a committee member of North East Resolution.
I am also a trained collaborative lawyer. Collaborative family practice is a form of dispute resolution which enables parties to meet face to face with their lawyers to negotiate. It aims to resolve family disputes without going to court.