Michelle is a junior barrister specialising in family law.
Michelle has a keen interest in matrimonial finance and is regularly instructed to conduct hearings at all stages of the case including applications for maintenance pending suit applications and legal services payment orders, variation and enforcement.
Her cases have included:
Assets of high net value
Cases involving large pensions necessitating expert actuarial calculations
Arguments of matrimonial and non-matrimonial property
Arguments in respect of concluded agreements
Assets in overseas jurisdictions
Assets held on trust
Cases of material non-disclosure
Complex business structures.
Michelle is regularly instructed to draft documents in the case, including questionnaires, skeleton arguments and consent orders and has experience in drafting pre/post nuptial agreements. Michelle has also advised on applications for injunctions pursuant to s.37 of the MCA 1973.
Further, Michelle also accepts instructions in respect of applications for financial provision for children pursuant to Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 and TOLATA applications involving the property of unmarried couples.
Children (Public and Private law)
Michelle has experience representing parents and children pursuant to 16.4 of FPR 2010 in applications for Child Arrangements Orders and Specific Issue Orders.
Her cases have included:
Allegations of parental alienation and implacable hostility
Allegations of sexual abuse
Allegations of domestic abuse
Allegations of inflicted injuries
Cases necessitating psychological and psychiatric assessments
Leave to remove a child internally and externally in the jurisdiction
In addition, Michelle accepts instructions under applications under Part IV of the Family Law Act 1996 for Non-Molestation Orders and Occupations Orders.
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