Partner - Family Law
Valerie is a family lawyer with over 30 years’ specialist experience. She was, for many years, head of the family department and managing partner of a well known and highly successful Surrey based family law practice.
No case is too big or too complex, including high net worth cases with international and offshore assets, and disputes as to the jurisdiction of the English Courts.
She has handled a number of challenging children cases in all relevant courts, as well as Schedule 1 of the Children Act claims. She is equally as experienced in dealing with disputes between cohabitees.
She offers decisive advice at all stages, always mindful of the realities of family finances. She will always explore alternative dispute resolution methods where relevant but will equally be prepared to take a case to court, if that is what is required to get the right result for the client.
She has a good rapport with her clients and is known for her high standard of client care.
How the Courts deal with finances within divorce proceedings
If parties are unable to reach an agreement on how to divide their finances through solicitors on a voluntary basis or the case...Article | Posted: 10 Jan 2022
Form E within Family Court Proceedings
A Form E is the financial document, used within Family Court proceedings, which each party is required to complete to evidence...Article | Posted: 13 Dec 2021
Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) In Family Proceedings
In most cases, people prefer to attempt to settle their financial and children matters out of court in the first...Article | Posted: 6 Dec 2021
"Thanks for your good humour and excellent advice. I shall certainly be recommending you to any of my friends and colleagues that face the same journey."
Family law, international and offshore, children cases, cohabitees