About Debra

I am a highly experienced partner specialising in medium to high value family law cases, particularly where there are property portfolios, businesses, farms, unusual or complicated assets and trusts.

I am ranked Band 1 leading individual and recommended lawyer for Legal 500 2022 and top ranked for Chambers and Partners directory 2022.

My clients are typically professionals, company directors, owner managers, doctors, dentists, joint services officers, ex-pats, farmers and landowners. They want clarity and the reassurance of knowing that their interests will be protected both on entering a cohabitation, marriage or civil partnership and in the event that their relationship should break down.

As well as supporting clients through the financial settlement process I also assist parents and grandparents to resolve arrangements for their children, including where there is an intention to move location either within the UK or abroad.

I am regularly instructed by families and entrepreneurs to set up pre or post nuptial and cohabitation agreements where protection of wider wealth is important.

I have some historic experience in dealing with personal injury and medical negligence cases and support a number of clients who have suffered injuries and who have found that their relationships have broken down as a result. This is a specialist area of family law work where I am able to use my experience in this area of work to assist clients.

 I have also led a number of successful child support appeals to tribunal.

I provide clear, robust advice that helps my clients make the right pragmatic decisions.

With more than 30 years’ experience, I confidently help clients towards an outcome which is right for them.

Accreditations and memberships

  • Accredited collaborative lawyer
  • Accredited panel member of Resolution for finances/children
  • Mediator trained (non practising)