Rita

Rita helps separating couples resolve disputes. She advises on all aspects that arise following the breakdown of a relationship, including divorce, financial settlement and children. She also advises on adoption and special guardianship applications.

She is committed to the Resolution Code of Practice promoting a constructive approach to resolving issues whilst considering the needs of the whole family and, in particular what is in the best interests of children. Rita’s conscientious approach to her work highlights her focus on each individual case and specifically what each client wants to achieve. This enables her to tailor the advice that is right for her clients and their family.

Rita qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 1990 and since then has practised wholly in family law. Rita joined the Child Law Partnership in 2008.

Rita is also an experienced collaborative lawyer adept at resolving family disputes away from the court process.

  • Member and Accredited Specialist with Resolution – specialisms in Complex Financial and Property matters and Children Law
  • Collaborative Family Lawyer
  • Co-Chair of the Resolution Litigants in Person Committee
  • Rita has written several articles in the Legalease Family Law Journal
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Natasha

Natasha joined Child Law Partnership in 2016. She qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and initially undertook all areas of family work until specialising in children matters in 2004.

Natasha represents parents, children, grandparents and those who are vulnerable and require additional assistance. She also has experience representing local authority’s which assists in being able to consider clients cases from all angles and provide comprehensive advice.

Natasha is an experienced advocate appearing in all levels of court to represent her clients with a high level of expertise. Her wide range of cases have included complex injury, international issues, forced marriage, domestic abuse, addiction, deprivation of liberty and adoption.

Natasha is known for her empathic and robust representation of her clients.

Natasha’s additional experience has included training child care professionals in relation to court proceedings.

Natasha is a member of the Law Society Children’s Panel.

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Justin

Justin is an experienced child care lawyer having specialised in child care law throughout his career. Having attended the Guildford College of Law, Justin qualified in 1992 moving to Southampton to set up the child care department in one of the South’s premier law firms becoming a member of the Children Panel in 1997. Justin later went on to set up his own practice before joining Child Law Partnership in February 2013.

Born in Hayes, Justin had the opportunity to travel during his childhood and lived in the United States for a short while, returning to England taking the long way round.

Justin represents parents, children and extended family members in proceedings in all courts whether the Family Proceedings, County or High Court, often receiving referrals from fellow lawyers, CAFCASS and social services, taking instructions direct from children when appropriate. He has experience in complicated care cases involving complex medical issues, as well as dealings with the press and was reported in the leading case on media publication of the details of children in court proceedings.

Justin is recognised as having an empathetic and child centred approach, giving sound and pragmatic advice.

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