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Deborah specialises in complex and high net worth financial remedy disputes, often with an international element. She also undertakes cohabitation (including trusts of land) disputes, Schedule 1 claims and advises in relation to nuptial agreements, as well as private law children matters. These include contested residence and specific issue applications as well as those for permission to remove children permanently from the jurisdiction.

Selected cases

  • M v F (Travel to Non-Convention Country)
  • P v P – A financial remedy claim worth £7 million in which we succeeded on disputes about a £700,000 tax liability and financial misconduct issues.
  • F (Children) – A Children Act matter whereby the court of appeal upheld the judgment of a Circuit Judge who made an order (in accordance with our submission for mother) that fathers parental responsibility should be so severely curtailed that he didn’t think it was worth having.

Other information

Deborah’s experience of judicial review led to her 5-year appointment by the Privy Council to be the sole lawyer member of the first General Osteopathic Council. She enjoyed the dual function of promoting and regulating that profession, sitting on appeals and conduct hearings and most importantly, enabling the public to receive osteopathic treatment from the NHS.

Areas of Expertise


Professional memberships

  • The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
  • Family Law Bar Association

Education

  • Deborah successfully completed the dancers course at the Royal Ballet Upper School from which she gained an appreciation of music, Benesh notation and anatomy. Her career path changed following an accident, after which she gained experience in sales before obtaining an LLB (Hons) and being called to the bar.

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