I specialise in family law and qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2009. I initially practised in Yorkshire and then overseas in Gibraltar. I was subsequently called to the bar in Gibraltar in 2015. I relocated to St Albans in late 2016 and worked for a local firm as head of their Family Department before joining Neves on the 23rd September 2019 as a Senior Associate.
I have significant experience in all areas of family law advising on divorce, nullity, unmarried couples, financial remedy, children disputes, relocation of children and injunctions. A large part of my work deals with financial matters on divorce or with unmarried couples and complex children disputes with parental alienation allegations. I act for clients in obtaining pension sharing orders when a divorce has taken place overseas, or where there is a family business or a party is seeking to vary a spousal maintenance order. I have vast experience with cases where a parent has been implacably hostile to contact and sort to alienate the other parent.
I advise on relocation cases where a parent wishes to relocate to a foreign country with a child and have contributed towards the publication of International Relocation of Children whilst I practised in Gibraltar.
I am a member of the Law Society Children Panel, Resolution and hold a Specialist Accreditation in Complex Financial Remedies and Children Law.
I have been involved in two reported and notable cases:
A & B & C (children) 2014 EWFC B75
T & S DDM No 56 of 2014 (Gibraltar Jurisdiction)
Since joining Neves Solicitors, I have been a regular contributor to the Hertfordshire Living Magazine and have featured in their Women in Business supplement. I have also had editorials published in both The Guardian & The Times newspapers.
When I'm not giving legal advice, like many of my clients, I enjoy going on holiday, relaxing in Sotogrande, attending one of the grand slam tennis events and working my way through the top 50 restaurants in the world.
I have had several cases during my time as a Divorce Solicitor where I have had to advise clients in relation to joint accounts. Usually, I find there are two scenarios:
Heidi Fleming took over my divorce file in October 2020 and provided an excellent level of service with prompt and well explained communications to the outstanding issues that were required for agreeing the financial arrangements to have the Consent Order agreed by both parties. Since this time, Heidi was effective in completing the settlement to the point of decree absolute. In addition to the financial matters, Heidi provided very sound advice on child matters. Working with Heidi definitely helped take some of the practical stresses out of a very challenging time personally, when dealing with separating from my ex-wife by being so efficient.