My role

I am an experienced family solicitor with over 12 years of experience, particularly specialising in the practical aspects of breakdown of a relationship and children issues. I’ve also enhanced my experience by becoming an accredited family mediator, helping parties to resolve family matters in an amicable and cost effective manner.

My experience

I joined Anthony Collins Solicitors after university in 2001. I trained with the firm before qualifying into the family team in 2004. I specialise in matrimonial law and particularly practical aspects and the division of assets following separation. I also offer practical advice to parents who are seeking to resolve arrangements for their children.

I work alongside clients in trying to resolve matters in a quick efficient cost effective way whilst ensuring the best outcomes for them.

I’m an accredited family mediator with the Family Mediation Council

My specialisms

  • Matrimonial law to include pre and post nuptial agreements, divorce and financial provision
  • Advice to unmarried couples including cohabitation agreements an financial provision on breakdown of relationship
  • Arrangements and issues concerning children
  • Accredited Family Mediator
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The colour purple
The colour purple

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I have been recognised for the work I do

Accredited by The Law Society - family mediation

Member of the College of Mediators

Member of the College of Mediators

Accredited Members of Family Mediation Council

Accredited Members of Family Mediation Council

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