Partner - Family
Michelle has a keen interest in international complex cases to which often involve cross border disputes with medium to high net worth assets and has supported many families on returning to the UK to reside permanently and or assist parties with their plans to move abroad.
Although, Michelle has extensive experience of taking cases to court where required, she is also known for her conciliatory and pragmatic approach and desire to settle cases wherever possible. Thus, avoiding the further legal expense to the client which can often be a long and drawn out court process.
Michelle also has many years of expertise on advising parties prior to marriage with the drafting of a pre or post nuptial agreements and or cohabitation agreements and often refers to the process of like taking out an insurance policy with the hope of avoiding the potential risk of a messy and unnecessary separation and or divorce further down the line.
Michelle was a keen supporter of the non-fault divorce campaign and has supported Resolutions before the Houses of Parliament to promote their campaign to seek the much-needed change to divorce process and of which came in to effect on the 6th April 2022.
Michelle is recognised by the Law Society as an expert in her field and is also a member of Family Resolutions and Association of European Attorneys also called AEA International Lawyers network.
In addition, Michelle runs a small case load to support young adults in applications under the Court of Protection in respect of both welfare and financial issues. These applications flowing from her 17 years previously working in the public care sector.
Michelle has over 23 years’ experience as a family lawyer specialising in issues arising from the breakdown of a relationship, including the financial consequences of a divorce and or separation, and resolving arrangements for children, including cases involving their relocation both in the UK and abroad.