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Geraldine is Head of LexisPSL Family. She was admitted as a solicitor in 1992 and was in practice for 15 years, most recently as a partner and head of the family team at Hart Brown, a large Surrey firm.

Geraldine writes for Butterworths Family Law Service and is a past editor of the Resolution Review. She has been published in the New Law Journal, the Law Society Gazette and the District Judges’ Bulletin as well as in the national press including the Times and the Telegraph.

When in practice she was a member of the Law Society Family and Children Panels, and an accredited Resolution Specialist with a focus on advanced financial provision and pensions. A past Resolution regional secretary and press officer, Geraldine also contributed chapters to the Resolution publications, International Aspects of Family Law (3rd Edition 2009) and The Modern Family (2012).

Marc Lopatin is a trained mediator and the founder of LawyerSupportedMediation.com
Paul Gorman  is a chartered financial planner and founding partner of Beaufort Planning
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For family lawyers to get the latest news and analysis of market issues and family law. In a time of a fundamental change, you need to understand the trends and get real insight from market-leading experts.
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9 Oct 2017

In a lecture at Gresham College on 5th October 2017, Professor Jo Delahunty QC, of 4 Paper Buildings, addressed the issue of equality at the Bar, asking: do female...

15 May 2015

The May 2015 issue of Butterworths Family and Child Law Bulletin is available as a free download. Providing a timely monthly summary and analysis of key family law cases...

19 Jan 2015

As family practitioners are aware it is now compulsory for the majority of clients to attempt to mediate prior to issuing a court application.  Most practitioners will...

14 Aug 2014

Family analysis: Grant Howell, partner in the family law team at Charles Russell, discusses how the recent reforms have affected his practice. What are your views on the...

9 Dec 2013

So the results are in. Far from triggering a boom in family mediation, the first six months of life after LASPO have seen publicly funded family mediation massively...

4 Nov 2013

If you’re a high street family lawyer, chances are you’re becoming blithely accustomed to yet another local firm launching a range of fixed fee divorce packages. Putting...

15 Oct 2013

A babel fish is one of the oddest things in the universe. It feeds on brain wave energy, absorbing all unconscious frequencies and then excreting telepathically a matrix...

4 Sep 2013

Family law is a funny old game. We do what we do, day after day; the clients come, we find a resolution that works for them either quickly or slowly, then they go... and...

3 Jul 2013

In my experience, family lawyers tend to be exceptionally good at networking, but building business this way is time consuming and can be expensive. It's necessary of...

1 Jul 2013

Recently an article in the Guardian described family law as a “time-consuming and morally shadowy activity” and suggested that family lawyers “sleep in a bed that has...

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