Lisa is ranked as a Leading Junior in Children Law in the Legal 500 2022 edition:
‘ Lisa is clever, committed and sees the strengths and weakness in her case. Lisa knows her clients and can be empathetic and yet robust in her advice. Her instincts are very good and she is a very able practitioner. She can read her tribunal and is not afraid to stand up to them where the case demands. ’
Lisa heads the Family Team in Chambers. She is in her 30th year of practice and specialises in all aspects of Family Law. Lisa has extensive experience, a first class legal background and qualifications, and advocacy skills honed practising criminal law in her early years at the Bar. These attributes make Lisa a tenacious, meticulous yet pragmatic advocate with solid judgment and a high degree of credibility with judges and opposing advocates.
Lisa’s main areas of practice are: care proceedings, private law children proceedings and financial remedies claims.
In care proceedings Lisa is frequently instructed to represent
- parents accused of physical or sexual abuse and/or or with significant addictions, mental health issues and learning disabilities;
- children through their Children’s Guardian; and
- teenagers where a conflict with their Guardian has arisen.
Lisa has particular expertise in representing young and vulnerable parents and is known for her ability to communicate with and win the trust of clients from all backgrounds in the most sensitive and stressful situations. Lisa will always try her best to ensure she is available for every hearing to see the case through to resolution.
In private law children proceedings Lisa often acts in the most complex cases, frequently
- securing contact for parents in high conflict cases;
- acting for parents wishing to relocate abroad or oppose relocation;
- assisting grandparents and/or other family members; and
- acting in specialist cases involving parental alienation, FGM, forced marriage and separate representation of children
In financial remedy proceedings Lisa acts in both big and small money cases and has been praised for her keen attention to detail, analytical rigour and persuasiveness in putting her client’s case.
Lisa has a broad and loyal following of leading solicitors across all her areas of practice. She is also qualified to accept instructions under the Bar Council Public Access scheme.
Testimonials from recent clients:
‘Thank you for helping us through our darkest night and for believing we could make it right. What you have given me and my family is the biggest gift of them all, our daughter home. I can’t thank you enough and you are in our thoughts always.’
‘Your experience and knowledge helped me to be a consistent figure in my children’s lives. The court went with your proposals, which was amazing. As a father, who’s heard so many horror stories about family courts, I can truly say that my experience was positive and I felt safe throughout.’
‘I honestly want to thank you for your support over the last few days. Although I understand this is your job, you have really put my mind at ease.’
MA in Law (Cambridge University)
Cassel, Mansfield and Hardwicke Scholar, Lincoln's Inn
Family Law Bar Association
Association of Lawyers for Children
Areas of Practice
Private law children proceedings
Financial remedies on divorce
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