Family Law Department
My role is to support separating couples and guide them through a relationship breakdown with dignity. This is often a very sensitive and distressing time for both the parties separating and any children involved and my experience and expert knowledge allows me provide pro-active; accurate and cost-effective advice in a straightforward way.
I have a constructive; approachable and personable nature, which allows clients to feel listened to and reassured throughout the process, as each individual client has different needs and anxieties.
I always adopt as amicable an approach as possible and promote settlement without the need for Court Proceedings to become involved. However, should this become necessary I have the strength and expertise to represent you confidently. I have sound negotiation skills allowing me to achieve fair settlements and solutions, both in and out of Court, to help and assist parties resolve issues in a practical and understanding manner.
I specialise in all areas of family law including Divorce; Contested Divorce (including jurisdiction issues); Financial matters arising from a Divorce; Cohabitation; Financial matters arising from Non-married couples separating; Children matters including living arrangements, the amount of time spent with parents, issues concerning children's welfare/upbringing and applications to take children out of the jurisdiction; Enforcement and Variation of Orders and Injunctions.
I qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in December 2012, having trained at firms in Worcester and London. I have over 8 years experience within family law, having studied and trained whilst working full time.
I spent 5 years in London giving me experience of conducting cases in both The Principal Registry of the Family Division and the High Court at the Royal Courts of Justice, as well as local Courts outside London and across the Midlands.
I have experience of dealing with cases involving complex issues and financial matters with substantial and varied assets, which require both commercial awareness and a dynamic approach.
I am passionate about achieving the best outcome for clients and ensuring as far as possible that their own and their families' needs are preserved, protected and cared for.
I enjoy reading, travelling and spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy running, having completed the Great North Run half marathon in 2011 in aid of Cancer Research UK.
Meet the Team
- William Painter
- Dispute Resolution & Corporate Services
- David Howarth