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About Michelle

Michelle is an approachable tenacious Family Lawyer, Chartered Legal Executive and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives operating from our Bournemouth office.

Michelle has considerable experience in dealing with all family matters which arise as a result of separation. These include divorce, dissolution of civil partnerships, injunction proceedings, cohabitation, financial settlements and children disputes. She offers clear and precise advice ensuring that all parties stay focused on fair outcomes, which is particularly important as Michelle regularly deals with family matters that involve children.

Michelle is also an experienced Mediator and can, where it is considered appropriate, consult with children within the mediation process endeavoring to limit the impact of the separation upon all members of the family.

In addition, Michelle is a Resolution accredited specialist in both Child Law (Private) and Cohabitation and TOLATA (The Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act). Achieved through the Resolution Lawyers Accreditation Scheme, Michelle’s qualifications are described by the organisation as ‘a mark of excellence in practice, which is recognised by the public, Resolution members, the judiciary and the Legal Aid Agency and demonstrates the outstanding level of skills and expertise of the members who achieve it.’


  • Divorce & Separation

    Divorce and separation including the dissolution of civil partnerships

  • Children

    Child disputes to include the time that the child spends with their parents/grandparents 

  • Family Finance

    Financial issues on divorce and separation to include financial agreements for the children

  • The Unmarried Family

    Cohabitation to include cohabitation agreements

  • Pre-nuptial and Relationship Agreements

    Pre-nuptial, pre-registration, post-nuptial, post-registration and cohabitation agreements

  • Family Mediaton

    Qualified family mediator, helping separated couples with children and financial matters outside of court

In Practice

  • Michelle is a member of Resolution, the national organisation of family lawyers (committed to non-confrontational divorce, separation and other family matters) for finances and cohabitation. Michelle is also a family mediator accredited by the Family Mediation Council.

  • Her aims:

  • to provide constructive advice that is clear and supportive

  • be available and accessible at all times

  • help you to resolve difficult issues with minimum of anxiety and delay

  • take a pragmatic and robust approach when needed

  • where possible resolve matters through discussion and negotiation

Recommendations for Michelle

"It was clear that I had the better legal advice so thank you very much for all your hard work, I really appreciate it. Credit where credit’s due."

Family client, Southbourne.

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