Gail is a Partner in the Family team.

She is a collaboratively trained family lawyer with over 12 years’ experience in all family/matrimonial matters.  She understands that no two clients have the same needs and ensures that everyone she advises benefits from a sensitive and tailored service.

She is regularly instructed by high net worth individuals who require advice and assistance following the breakdown of their relationship.  She has experience in dealing with the distribution of matrimonial assets which are complex by nature, many of which include companies, trusts, property portfolios and international elements. 

Gail also regularly advises cohabiting couples on financial issues arising from separation, as well as those who are looking to preserve their assets through a nuptial or cohabitation agreement.

In addition to the above, she also represents a number of clients who require support in determining the best arrangements for children following the breakdown of a relationship.

As a member of Resolution and a collaboratively trained family lawyer, her focus is to find the most efficient and beneficial way to resolve matters for clients outside of the courts; this includes working closely with mediators, other collaboratively trained lawyers in round table meetings, and various alternate dispute resolution methods.

Recent examples of how Gail has supported clients include:

  • securing financial provision for a wife whose husband had attempted to ringfence matrimonial assets to put them beyond her reach, achieving close to a 50/50 split of three properties, a family business and a multi-million-pound pension pot;
  • achieving an equal shared care order for a father in relation to the time spent with his children and obtaining an order giving him permanent custody of their passports, in order to counter the efforts of his former wife to turn the children against him, reduce their time with him to supervised visits only and to prevent him from taking them on family holidays;
  • negotiating the settlement of financial arrangements for a wife where the matrimonial assets were significant but heavily mortgaged and where the terms of the settlement needed careful structuring to mitigate their respective capital gains tax liabilities; and
  • supporting a client in the negotiation of a prenuptial agreement with her fiancé who had sizeable assets in his sole name, on terms that ensured she and the couple’s child would be well provided for if the marriage should fail.