Miriam is an experienced solicitor who advises on a wide range of family law matters including divorce, dissolution of civil partnerships, financial relief, nuptial agreements, unmarried partners, children disputes and domestic abuse.

She has a keen commercial awareness, honed during her time as the Director of a commercial litigation firm, which makes her a natural choice for those with company assets, complex trusts and off-shore interests.

Miriam brings a forthright and sensible approach to children’s living arrangements, contact and parental decision making. Inevitably there are issues of domestic violence and coercive control in a proportion of these cases, which require a compassionate and robust approach.

With a keen interest in mental capacity law, Miriam brings pragmatism and technical expertise to those with issues covered by the Court of Protection.   She also advises a diverse client base on deputyships, challenging attorneys and statutory wills.

Miriam is known for being perceptive, sensitive and thorough.  She acts for high-net-worth clients, people in the public eye and those with more modest means, offering effective solutions at a time of significant disruption in their lives.

Having spent most of her professional career resolving disputes, Miriam is adept at actions involving Court.  She does however prefer to minimise her client’s stress and is an advocate of all forms of protection designed to keep people out of Court, including Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements, Cohabitation Agreements and Lasting Powers or Attorney.

Examples Of Her Work Include

  • Successful financial claim against a family company where most assets were held in trust and the family home was subject to third party interests.
  • Pre-nuptial agreement to ensure provision for Wife and children from a substantial inherited family estate.
  • Acting for a Wife where there were highly sensitive cultural issues as well as issues regarding NHS pensions.
  • Acting for a Father to successfully contest allegations of domestic violence and his neglect of children.
  • Applications to Court of Protection after the owner of a substantial commercial property portfolio was in an accident and incapacitated.
  • Challenge a parent’s will in the Court of Protection and successfully instituting a statutory will to benefit the daughter.

A Little More About Miriam

Miriam qualified originally as a Barrister and then worked overseas in environmental law.  After completing a Masters in International Legal Studies at the American University in Washington DC, she decided she wanted to work more closely with clients and returned to the UK to become a solicitor specialising in family law and Court of Protection.

Miriam later set up and worked in a successful commercial litigation practice, returning to family law with renewed enthusiasm and a wealth of experience in commercial issues that sets her apart from most family solicitors.

Miriam is a trustee of Nisa Nashim – the Jewish/Muslim women’s network. She loves yoga and cheese and onion crisps.

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