She has over 30 years experience in dealing with all aspects of family law for both married and unmarried clients. Sue specialises in the financial aspects of marriage and relationship breakdown including the division of business assets and pension sharing as well as child related matters. She also has an interest in assisting couples in planning and avoiding the consequences of dispute by entering into written agreements at the start of a relationship. These are particularly relevant for those who are embarking on the purchase of a home with unequal contributions to make, going into business together or individually, in a second or subsequent relationship and there are children from a former relationship to protect financially or where there is a significant discrepancy in assets.
To this end she has acquired various skills over the years in conducting non adversarial litigation by means of mediation, collaboration and negotiation. Since qualification Sue has been a member of Resolution, an organisation of family lawyers committed to resolving disputes in a non-confrontational way. She deals with disputes in a constructive way designed to preserve people's dignity and to encourage agreement.
Sue finds that people are happier having control over their own destiny and making decisions on what is important to them and their children as well as an opportunity to minimise conflict and costs and thereby maximise emotional wellbeing and preserve the assets they have worked hard for. However, if this does not result in a satisfactory conclusion Sue is experienced and confident to assist throughout the court process.
We understand that you when you come to us it has not always been an easy decision and may have been forced upon you as a result of the actions of others. It can be difficult talking about your situation. We take the time to understand you, what is important to you and what your needs are. We ensure that you receive advice which is practical, straight forward and in non legal jargon and which looks at all your options and the implications of taking any of those steps not only from a financial perspective but also how it might affect your emotional wellbeing.
My experience with Sue was excellent especially when I had mixed reports of other practices a few friends had through their divorces. Sue was excellent at calming situations and offering excellent strategic advice. I felt safe in her hands.
Sue represented me for over seven years continuously both regarding my divorce and child arrangements. Sue has always guided and reassured me and dealt with any situations with great professionalism. Sue doesn't believe in having an aggressive approach, Sue believes in honesty, and this has had a positive outcome with my divorce and child custody. I would highly recommend Sue in any part of family Law.
Sue represented me during the saddest and most challenging time of my life when I was going through a divorce. I chose Sue as my solicitor as she was not only an expert in this field she is empathetic, kind and above all supportive. Sue dealt with the challenging circumstances around my divorce and kept me calm in the most emotional situation I have ever been in. She was clear, uncompromising and steadfast in her approach allowing me to continue my new life. Sue 's professionalism, heartfelt warmth and attention to detail makes her the solicitor of choice when facing such a devastating time like divorce. I have no hesitation in recommending her.