Member of the life stage planning team and an Accredited Family Mediator.
I am a Partner in the life stage planning team at Anthony Collins Solicitors. I predominantly deal with divorce and financial matters, as well as associated children issues. I am a resolution accredited specialist, for both financial matters and those involving children, as well as being an accredited family mediator and authorised to conduct Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMs).
I have particular experience of dealing with complex financial matters arising from divorce, especially those where there are business assets pension or trust assets. With regard to child matters, I have acted in a number of parental alienation cases as well as those where allegation of violence have been made against a parent or child.
As an accredited family mediator I have mediated numerous financial and child related matters. I receive most of my instructions from other solicitors as well as directly from the court.
Accredited Members of Family Mediation Council
Member of, and accredited, with Resolution
Chris Lloyd-Smith and Maria Ramon, Accredited Family Mediators at Anthony Collins Solicitors, discuss the benefits and limitations of mediation.
Chris Lloyd-Smith and Maria Ramon discuss mediation, what it is and why they chose to train as mediators in their first of 3 mediation focussed podcasts.
The Government response to the Covid-19 pandemic is unprecedented. For the first time, the vast majority of the population is being forced to remain indoors for an unknown period.
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As family solicitors we see many cases such as these and some which boil over into legal disputes and court proceedings.
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Since the introduction of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, the police have routinely dealt with low-level ‘harassment’ by issuing a Police Information (Harassment) Notice (PIN).
The post-Brexit fall-out has been noticeable by the number of 'unknowns' and 'what-ifs?'. We're not any clearer on what the UK will look like, nor how our European neighbours will see us after we leave the EU.
Evidence suggests that more than one in four parents make an effort to hide relationship problems at Christmas and stay together for the sake of their children.
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