Specialist in family law.
I was admitted as a solicitor in 2015, having completed my training contract with Anthony Collins Solicitors. I specialise in relationship breakdowns (including divorce, financial remedy and cohabitee matters), domestic abuse and Children Act matters. I work closely with the partner and senior associates within my team to offer clients a cost effective and collaborative service.
I work on a variety of matters, with a broad range of clients, and assist both privately paying individuals as well as those entitled to legal aid. I have experience in property matters as well as wills, estate planning and probate matters, which provides me with a unique point of view when dealing with matters relating to relationship breakdowns and how the areas influence and effect each other. I have recently had success in applying for, and obtaining, Exceptional Funding on behalf of an individual who lacks litigation capacity, having been appointed by the Official Solicitor to act on their behalf.
Currently, the only ground for divorce is irretrievable break down of a marriage. Following a consultation, the Government has announced its intention to reform the legal requirements for divorce.
Can a divorce be settled in 25 seconds? We debunk the myths in the media and separate the reality from the 'fake news'.
The world of families and relationships have developed substantially over the last couple of decades with second, third (and in the case of Elizabeth Taylor eight!) marriages being a fairly normal occurrence.
Kadie Bennett, Solicitor, explores the potential pitfalls of inheritance upon the death of a parent where a parental order is not obtained following the birth of a child via a surrogacy arrangement, in this fictional case study.
The law is this area is primarily governed by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 (HFE 1990) and whilst the Act has been reviewed in both 2004 and 2007 and subsequently amended by the HFE 2008 the legislation in this area has not seen a significant overhaul since its enactment.
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