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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).

Claire is a member of the LexisPSL Family team and has almost twenty years of experience as a family solicitor. She specialises in all aspects of private family work, including resolving issues relating to property, money, and children arising on relationship breakdown between married and unmarried couples.

Claire worked as a family solicitor at Hart Brown solicitors in Surrey. She was an accredited specialist with Resolution with particular expertise in the areas of advanced financial provision and pensions. She was also on the Law Society Family Law Panel.

Tony Roe is a solicitor and family law arbitrator at Tony Roe Solicitors, Berkshire 
Melanie Barnes is a consultant solicitor, mediator and Family Matters guide at Turpin & Miller LLP
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21 Mar 2019

Elizabeth Simos and Fraser Wright outline the process for judicial separation, the implications in relation to financial provision and the alternative routes available...

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2 Aug 2018

Family analysis: Philip J Marshall QC, Stephen Jarmain and Millie Benson, of 1KBW, examine the Supreme Court’s refusal in Owens v Owens [2018] UKSC 41, [2018] All ER (D)...

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26 Jul 2018

Background Mr and Mrs Owens married in 1978 and had two adult children. In February 2015 they separated. In May 2015, Mrs Owens filed a petition for divorce on the ground...

10 Aug 2017

Rebecca Williams, client director at Brown Shipley, says that cash flow modelling can make all the difference during divorce negotiations when securing the right...

21 Jun 2016

Family analysis: A number of family and civil court forms will be revised with effect from 27 June 2016 in connection with the introduction of the 'Help with Fees' online...

17 Mar 2016

Stop press: now updated to link to the final Fees Order and the backdating of the Statutory Instrument by the Ministry of Justice. Original news: The Civil Proceedings,...

22 Feb 2016

As Butterworths Family Law Service publishes its 200th issue, founding editor Martin Parry reflects on the development of the service, changes to family law since its...

16 Jun 2015

Section 23 (1)(a) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) gives the court the power to order periodical payments. Recent decisions of the High Court and Court of...

17 Apr 2015

HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has taken the decision to create 11 divorce centres within England and Wales, with the vast majority of uncontested decree nisi...

28 Nov 2014

For updates to the Freedom of Information request referred to in this blog post see here and here. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has confirmed that regions are to be...

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