Senior Associate Solicitor
Rosemary has practised family law exclusively since 1991. She is based in our Mansfield office but also works from our Nottingham office as required.
In addition to being a very experienced Family Law Solicitor, Rosemary is also a Resolution Trained Family Mediator and is working towards her accreditation as a mediator.
Rosemary advises on all, aspects of family law including divorce, civil partnership dissolution, the breakdown of relationships of cohabiting couples and the financial issues arising from those relationship breakdowns. She has many years of experience and has dealt with cases where the parties have modest assets but has also dealt with cases where the assets are substantial and can include multiple properties, substantial pension funds, investments and business interests.
Rosemary also encourages clients to consider protecting their assets as much as possible by entering into Pre and Post Nuptial / Registration Agreements as well as Living Together Agreements.
Rosemary also deals with cases where parties are in dispute regarding the arrangements for the children. She has been involved in some interesting cases involving surrogacy and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act.
Sadly, not all relationships come to an end amicably and where necessary, Rosemary can also advise and help to secure protective orders where there has been domestic violence.
She offers practical advice and is committed to dealing with her work in a conciliatory and cost effective manner. In cases where it is not possible to reach agreement, Rosemary also provides representation at court. Her vast experience helps her to identify when other professionals may be of assistance to clients and over the years she has worked closely with Accountants, Independent Financial Advisors, Counsellors and Barristers to ensure that her clients secure the best outcome for themselves and their family.
Rosemary is a Member of Resolution (www.resolution.org.uk) which is an organisation of family lawyers and other professionals who are committed to dealing with cases in a conciliatory manner. Rosemary is a Past Chair of South Yorkshire Resolution and has served on the South Yorkshire Resolution Committee for a number of years. She has also been a member of Resolution’s Legal Aid Committee in the past. Rosemary is a member of the Family Mediation Council and is working towards her mediation accreditation.