I am a barrister and mediator based at Winckley Square Chambers in Preston. My practice is in civil and family law. I have wide experience in divorce law and financial claims, cohabitation and property ownership and building issues. I am also instructed by local authorities in relation to building contract and planning issues. My work takes me throughout the northwest from Manchester, Liverpool, Lancaster and the Fylde and up into Cumbria.

I feel passionately that lawyers should offer their clients the best service available. There have been many recent changes affecting legal services and people are faced with ever increasing choice. As lawyers we can carry on as before and think of every change as a threat or we can embrace change and find better ways of working. The needs of every client are different and we must consider all of the alternatives and decide what is best for our client in their particular circumstances, whether that is the traditional route through solicitor, barrister and the court process or a form of alternative non-court dispute resolution such as mediation, arbitration, collaborative law, direct access or early neutral evaluation. I am working collaboratively with other professionals to translate all of the recent changes into better service for our clients.

I hope you find this web site helpful and informative. If you need any further information contact me by direct email or use the contact page of this web site.