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"I am a newly qualified family lawyer who puts my clients at the centre of everything I do.”

I joined the family law team as a newly qualified solicitor in March 2023, further to training with the firm for the previous two years.

Since joining the team, I have dealt with a wide range of work with a particular focus on divorce and financial matters arising from separation. I have also assisted on wealth protection matters, including nuptial and cohabitation agreements.

I am a member of Resolution and strive to resolve cases outside of court and adopt a constructive and non-confrontational approach.

I am a member of the firm’s Inclusion Committee as I believe that everyone should be able to bring the most authentic versions of themselves to work.

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Reading, swimming and spending time with friends and family.

Favourite place

Lake Garda in Italy

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Beauty and the Beast

"Higgs LLP works to the highest standard, working collaboratively with its clients, ensuring that they understand every step of the process. Providing timely and measured advice. The team is very client focused. The team is tactically astute and gives great levels of service. The team will fight the difficult cases"

Legal 500

"Personal qualities that we perceive have been instilled across the whole team…the support clients get is honest, to the point, will not be “dressed up” and will be truthful even if it isn’t what you want to hear, but most importantly will be delivered to you in a way that is both supportive and positive."

Legal 500

"Qualities are instilled by Phil Barnsley, head of the family law team. When negotiating on behalf of clients, the team is highly skilled and knowledgeable. The focus is to obtain the best outcome for the client but, importantly, they are mindful that the best outcome also includes avoiding unnecessary cost"

Legal 500