As a family law specialist, Clare understands that relationship breakdown is one of the most challenging and emotional times in a person’s life. The way in which separation and divorce is dealt with can have a significant impact on not only the individual client but also the children of the family. Clare has built her practice with a commitment to helping her clients resolve their issues in a constructive and conciliatory way. In doing so, she will always have regard to the longterm hopes and aspirations for the family as a whole, whilst of course protecting her client’s interest.
How Clare can help you
Clare advises on all matters arising from a couple’s separation, to include complex financial and children issues. She has a particular interest in helping clients with family businesses and properties abroad. She also assists those who wish to protect and preserve their assets prior to entering a marriage or cohabiting relationship.
Clare strives to help her clients reach out of court settlements where possible. As a trained collaborative lawyer she will support her clients through this process, or in round table meetings. Where it is appropriate and necessary to use the court process then Clare will adopt the same sensitive and pragmatic approach.
From the outset of instruction, Clare will empower her clients to make their own decisions and will help them find creative solutions that fulfil their needs and those of the family.
A high percentage of Clare’s work arises from referrals from past clients who have first-hand experience of her advice, support and professionalism.
- Clare acted for the wife in divorce and financial matters involving multiple contentious issues including a family business in Italy, other international properties, inheritance and trust assets and most notably, consideration of the Italian separation of property regime.
- Clare recently acted for the mother in upholding the registration of a Swiss maintenance order which father was attempting to appeal. This resulted in mother recovering a significant amount of unpaid maintenance as well as securing future payments for their son.
- Clare acted for the husband in the collaborative process where particular sensitivity was needed due to the origin of the family wealth which was from inheritance.
Clare has been a tremendous support. Pragmatic, empathetic and personal.
I cannot praise Clare enough for her genuine support, professional advice and quick responses. Her attitude to her work is incredibly admirable and she, unlike others, actually cares and looks for the best outcome for all.