Practice Groups: Family, Mediation
Paula advises on all aspects of family law, but specialises in Ancillary Relief (Divorce and settling the financial arrangements) and parents/family members who are in disagreement over how a child should live their life or where a child should live. Paula’s decades of experience at the Bar are clear evidence of her strong track record for customer satisfaction and that she has earned the respect of Judges and those who instruct her.
Paula works hard to ensure all clients (those on legal aid to those whose net worth is millions) receive the same professional service and the benefit of advice that is based on over 20 years of experience. Her clients are impressed at her understanding of their particular needs, how to apply and interpret the law to meet those particular needs and the fact that nothing seems to phase her.
The consequences of the breakdown of a relationship are often highly emotive and require a special set of skills, both professional and personal to help reassemble the pieces, particularly if the case involves relocating a child abroad, a family owned business or where assets are held overseas.
Family Law Bar Association, ELBA, and British Association Sport and the Law.
Further Professional Information
Paula is a member of LADR and has been a trained mediator since April 2009. Paula is an ardent advocate of mediation and conflict resolution and underpins this belief by ensuring her mediation training remains up to date and relevant.
In February 2020, Paula was featured in the Times as Lawyer of the Week. Read the full article here.
Paula is regularly invited by TV and radio producers to appear on the main channels as a family law expert and has written numerous articles that have been published in both the mainstream and professional news outlets. For example, Lawyer Monthly, Open Government Access, The Daily Mail, The Independent and Sky News, to name but a few. Paula has also passed rigorous testing to become a BBC Expert Panel Member and has appeared on the BBC many times to advise on family law.
Paula was the 1999, 2001 and 2007 British and European “Grand” Champion in the Korean martial art: Tang Soo Da, and currently holds a 3rd Dan Black Belt.
Paula undertakes work in the community; for example attending at schools to give lectures/classes on life at the bar and organising excursions to court.
Paula also enjoys lecturing to other professionals which ensures she remains up to date on the current and changing face of the law.