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 as a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 for 2020. I am also a top-rated lawyer in Chambers UK 2020.

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)