I am a family solicitor and have been involved exclusively in family law since just before I qualified in 1990. I am also Partner and Head of family law for Brethertons’ Banbury office. I undertake all areas of family law with a particular specialism in International Child Abduction where I sometimes act as a trained mediator. I find this work very rewarding and try at all times to empathise with customers no matter what their circumstances, when they are clearly going through a very stressful time. As well as International Child Abduction work, I also enjoy advising customers on complex financial matters and find being a collaborative lawyer fulfilling. I have been mentioned as a leading individual in Chambers and Legal 500 for approaching 10 years and I am pleased that in the 2015 editions that my hardworking team were also recognised when they stated that my work was ‘innovative and inspires a highly competent team’! Outside work, I enjoy running when not injured and have an unpaid job as a taxi driver for my two children.