Collette is a Partner in the Family Team at Gardner Leader. She has wide professional experience in all aspects of family law and specialises in: –
The financial issues resulting from a breakdown of relationship through/divorce/cohabitation dispute or civil partnership.
Acting for children or parents in care proceedings or providing representation in cases involving children including leave to remove a child from the jurisdiction.
Collette is an accredited specialist with Resolution (the professional body for family lawyers) and the Law Society in both these areas. She is an experienced collaborative lawyer and has resolved many cases through the collaborative process.
She has a particular interest in assisting and supporting more mature people through negotiations to enable them to move on with their life. Their feedback shows they particularly appreciate her pragmatic and proactive approach to resolving issues.
Collette is also the partner responsible for HR within the practice and is part of the firm’s management board. She has a keen interest in people management and helping to develop professionals careers.
In her spare time Collette is concentrating on trying to improve her golf game and learn Spanish.