Family

It is a sad fact of life that relationships break down. Whether you are married and considering divorce or living with your partner and wishing to separate, we will guide you through this difficult time in your life, with support, sympathy and above all an expert knowledge of the law.

We will advise you as to how the law on children and finances is likely to be applied to your individual family circumstances. This will enable you to make an informed decision as to how to achieve the best result for you and your family, whether through mediation, conciliation, negotiation through solicitors or as a last resort, if agreement cannot be reached, through the Courts.

If you have received a Court application or a divorce petition as a result of a relationship breakdown, we will act promptly to help you resolve matters in the fairest way for you and your children.

Do you need to apply to the Court for an order for contact (access) to your children or for residence (so that the children can live wholly or partly with you)? We will discuss these matters with you in detail and advise upon the right steps to be taken – whether through the Courts or mediation – according to your particular circumstances.

We have considerable experience of high net worth cases and have dealt with these promptly and with discretion to achieve settlements that we and our clients believe are fair. We also have experience of “digging out” hidden assets in cases where disclosure has been less than frank which has resulted in favourable settlements for our clients.

Our matrimonial team has cross jurisdictional experience and expertise and can act promptly in order to bring proceedings in England even where you do not currently live in England. We can also liaise successfully with lawyers of other nationalities using our team’s linguistic skills.

If you instruct us to act for you, we will help and support you through this difficult period to enable you to find “light at the end of the tunnel”.

Caroline’s expertise provides a comprehensive knowledge of divorce, both defended and undefended, children matters arising from separation and in particular high net worth ancillary relief matters, the financial issues arising from the breakdown of the relationship. She is also able to offer impartial advice to parties with cohabitation and Paternity issues.

Her career history has been built on a solid understanding of the needs of her clients, and whilst providing a friendly and approachable service, she ensures that a fair and equitable conclusion is achieved on their behalf preferably through negotiation but where this is not achievable as a result of court proceedings.