My role

My role at Anthony Collins Solicitors is to support fee earners in the team with attendance at CIC Reviews and other external meetings, obtaining legal aid on behalf of clients, taking instructions from clients and preparing documents for clients and court instructing Counsel at Court.

My experience

I have worked within the area of family law for over 30 years dealing initially with divorce, domestic violence and private law children act proceedings and more latterly also public law children act proceedings.

My specialisms

  • Family law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic violence
  • Childcare
Is £400m enough?
Is £400m enough?

The government announced on 16 May that it will provide a fund of £400m to cover the costs of removal and replacement of cladding to high rise residential blocks which have failed tests.

The problems with co-owned properties and attorneys
The problems with co-owned properties and attorneys

Whilst some people are under the impression that preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is simply a case of completing a form and ticking a few boxes, it is about far more than this.

What's mine is (not) yours!
What's mine is (not) yours!

A big fear for some people facing divorce and the inevitable carving up of the matrimonial assets. They seek assurances that such assets will be “ring-fenced” and retained for them.

How to avoid the PET trap
How to avoid the PET trap

When an individual is thinking about making a gift to another individual, consideration needs to be given to the Potentially Exempt Transfer (PET) trap.

Fictitious divorces
Fictitious divorces

Arising from the recent Family Division announcement, people who think they are legally divorced may in fact still be married.

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