Profile

Zoe is a family practitioner with a particular interest in private and
public law and is known to give both proactive and practical advice. Although
her approach towards clients is relaxed she has built a reputation as a
tenacious advocate. She accepts instructions in applications under section 8
and enforcement proceedings and also undertakes fact finding hearings and
matters of preliminary issue. 

Zoe has undertaken many hearings involving physical, emotional and
sexual abuse representing victims, perpetrators and children.  Zoe has
also been involved in numerous cases that involve parental alienation and
complex expert evidence. She regularly acts in cases that involve assessments
of mental health, drug and alcohol dependency and risk. She has worked on a
number of cases where the Official Solicitor is involved. Zoe has also worked
on cases involving cultural considerations. She will accept instructions involving
issues of removal from the jurisdiction and the Hague Convention. 

Expertise

CHILDREN PUBLIC LAW

Children Public Law

Zoe's has experience in all areas of
public law children work including care, adoption, Special Guardianship and
contact with a child in care. She has undertaken work on behalf of the parents,
local authorities, interveners, additional family members and the children,
either through their Guardians or when separately represented.  She has a
particular interest in cases involving non-accidental injury including skull,
ribs and limb fractures and burns. Zoe has worked on cases involving
allegations of fabricated and induced illness. She has experience in difficult
perpetrator hearings, which include issues such as conflicting medical expert evidence.
She has a particular interest in matters involving mental health, personality
disorders and learning difficulties.  Her work has also included cases
involving immigration issues and allegations of international child
abduction. 

FAMILY FINANCE

Family Finance

Zoe has expertise in litigation
involving financial settlements following the breakdown of marriage or civil
partnership from the First Directions Appointment through to final hearing. She
often advises in cases prior to commencement of proceedings in order to assist
in facilitating an early resolution. Her practice involves cases at all levels
from debt and transfer of tenancies to big money cases. She has experience in
disputes involving personal property, business interests and those including
third party interests. She has been instructed in cases concerning foreign
assets and division of pensions. Her practice includes civil partnership
disputes and Schedule 1 Children Act 1989 applications. In addition Zoe has
experience of successfully bringing and defending applications for enforcement
and variation of ancillary relief orders.

More information

QUALIFICATIONS:



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LLB (Hons) 2002

PROFESSIONAL
ASSOCIATIONS:

Western Circuit , Family Law Bar
Association

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