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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).

Kirstie is a member of the LexisPSL family team and a solicitor specialising in all aspects of family law with particular emphasis on financial settlements, pre-nuptial agreements, private law children matters and financial disputes between cohabitants. Kirstie trained at Manches qualifying into their family department in 2003 where she worked for a number of years, particularly on financial settlement proceedings for high net worth clients. In 2006 she joined the family team at Charles Russell and progressed to become a senior associate in the department. Kirstie is a former member of the Young Resolution London Region Committee. She is also a regular contributor to Family Law Journal on wide-ranging areas of family law.

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 
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Family Analysis: New Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010) Practice Directions have been issued comprising a new FPR 2010, PD 36O (Pilot Scheme: Procedure for bulk...

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The Family Procedure Rules Committee has issued a new pilot Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), PD 36L to facilitate the next stage of development of the online...

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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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A new pilot scheme will commence from Monday 23rd July 2018 for six months, with the introduction of a new Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), PD 36H. The pilot...

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Family analysis: Michael Gration, barrister, of 4PB, examines the Supreme Court’s decision in Re C (children: anticipatory retention) [2018] UKSC 8 that the Hague...

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3 Jan 2018

The Ministry of Justice has announced that family forms FM1 (Family Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM)), Form B (Notice of an application to consider the...

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Family analysis: The recent Court of Appeal judgment in Norman v Norman clarified the law on anonymising reports in financial remedy proceedings. The wife had applied for...

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16 Feb 2017

Family analysis: The decision in X v X concerned the issue of anonymisation of a financial remedy judgment in divorce proceedings which had been widely reported in the...

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27 Jan 2017

Family lawyer and mediator Mary Banham-Hall, who has launched a Change.org petition calling for the proportionality rule to be made to work, says that when legal fees...

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Family analysis: Professor Nick Hopkins, Law Commissioner for the Property, Family and Trust law and Maxwell Myers, research assistant in the Property, Family and Trust...

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The Family Procedure Rules Committee has issued a new pilot Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), PD 36L to facilitate the next stage of development of the online...

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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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Family analysis: Michael Gration, barrister, of 4PB, examines the Supreme Court’s decision in Re C (children: anticipatory retention) [2018] UKSC 8 that the Hague...

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The Ministry of Justice has announced that family forms FM1 (Family Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM)), Form B (Notice of an application to consider the...

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Family analysis: The recent Court of Appeal judgment in Norman v Norman clarified the law on anonymising reports in financial remedy proceedings. The wife had applied for...

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Family analysis: The decision in X v X concerned the issue of anonymisation of a financial remedy judgment in divorce proceedings which had been widely reported in the...

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Family lawyer and mediator Mary Banham-Hall, who has launched a Change.org petition calling for the proportionality rule to be made to work, says that when legal fees...

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