London, United Kingdom
Mary qualified in 2001. She initially worked as a legal executive and then as a solicitor, company director, head of private client and, now, consultant solicitor.
Mary has practised family law, in particular high net worth matters for over 26 years, initially as a Legal Executive then as a Solicitor.
She is passionate about private client work, in particular acting for the elderly and vulnerable adults.
She has been appointed Deputy by the Court of Protection in numerous cases and also act as Trustee/Attorney and Executrix in a significant number of cases.
Consultant Solicitor/Head of Private Client
Company Director and Solicitor
Mary has almost thirty years of experience as a family law solicitor on the Fylde Coast, specialising in all aspects of family law but with a particular emphasis on matrimonial finance. Mary was previously a partner in a leading local firm of solicitors but decided two years ago to become self-employed to enable her to principally focus on matrimonial finance litigation.
Mary’s work focuses on the very highest value and most complex financial proceedings involving high net worth individuals, company directors, entrepreneurs and those with extensive property portfolios. Mary is experienced at penetrating elaborate corporate structures and trusts to ensure her clients receive their fair share of the assets.
Mary has a reputation for hard-hitting and effective litigation, a strategic commercial vison and fearlessness against any opponent, though is able to adopt a conciliatory, negotiated approach when required to achieve the desired outcome for her clients. She has an informal no-nonsense style coupled with gritty life experience and a passion for her cases.
Mary acts as a deputy appointed by the Court of Protection or as an attorney under a Lasting Power of Attorney, to manage the property and affairs of persons who lack the necessary mental capacity. Mary also acts as an executrix to administer the estates of many of her deceased clients.
1992 - 1996
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Law
I deal with sensitive Court of Protection and Family Law matters. As such client confidentiality is among my paramount concerns.
Organisation of family lawyers and other professionals who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters. Campaigns for improvements to the family justice system.
Independent national organisation of lawyers providing specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families, and carers.