I worked for another large regional firm for 10 years before moving to Neves in 2003. I am a partner specialising in family law.
All areas of family law. In recent years a large part of my work has dealt with the financial aspects of divorce and relationship breakdown. This ranges from cases where the main asset is the family home, to cases involving family businesses, complex pension sharing arrangements, representing parents where family trusts are alleged, variation of maintenance orders, applications for sale and disputes over beneficial interests between cohabiting couples.
At the same time I continue to act for parents and grandparents in disputes over arrangements for children (until recently known as residence and contact issues). I have experience in international abduction cases, and in cases alleging child abuse. I am on the Law Society's Panel of Family Law Specialist Lawyers. I am a trained collaborative lawyer and head of the Milton Keynes group of collaborative lawyers and a member of Resolution.
I drifted into law in my twenties when I realised how I relished fighting clients' corners and achieving just outcomes which made my clients feel I had spoken up for them and equipped them for whatever the future held.
My life plan was to travel and to enjoy a life of pleasure pursuing my interests associated with travel. Now I find myself with a career that I love which I would never willingly give up, Plan B involves doing as much as possible outside work. Fortunately one child shares my interest in books, theatre, art and culture. The other is into running and outdoorsy things, which suits me perfectly.
Statistics from the Ministry of Justice show that the number of applications for child arrangements orders made by grandparents has increased from 1,617 in 2014 to almost 2,000 in 2016. In addition, between January and June last year there were more …
My experience of Beth was that she was keen to understand my situation and my needs and she responded to them with warmth, compassion and understanding but also challenged me when it was needed. She helped me during a particularly stressful and difficult time in my life.