What’s your area of expertise?
I am a principal at Blanchards Bailey and head of our family law department. I am a collaborative lawyer and mediator and have more than 20 years' experience of dealing with relationship difficulties that include children or financial disputes. I use a wide variety of skills I have built over the years to help clients reach an end point from which they can rebuild their lives in their changed circumstances.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I enjoy the variety of work the most. No two separation cases are the same and I never know what someone is going to bring in terms of complexity, challenge, emotional distress or even humour.
What makes you tick?
I love seeing cases through from the beginning when people are usually fraught, despairing and unable to see their way forward, to the end point when people realise there is life after divorce and they really can handle the future. As a divorcee myself, I completely understand the varying steps in the journey and how hard it is to keep going when nothing seems certain any more. I feel very privileged by being allowed to share that journey.