French speaking family law barrister
Being bilingual, Anne-Marie provides particular expertise in financial remedies upon divorce with a foreign element; she also advises on and drafts pre-nuptial and post-separation agreements, including where assets are abroad. Anne-Marie’s international children law practice includes applications to remove from the jurisdiction, Brussels II Revised proceedings and international child abduction.
Anne-Marie regularly lectures in issues of international family law and has prepared course material and taught key components of the LPC course for solicitors in child law.
Anne-Marie read Law at Queen Mary, University of London and was an Erasmus Scholar at Université de Paris II, Panthéon-Assas where she studied French Law and Language. Following her undergraduate studies, Anne-Marie completed an LLM Masters of Laws at University College, London, achieving a Merit classification.
During her studies, she worked as an outdoor clerk in family proceedings for a large firm of solicitors in London, which gave her an insight into the concerns of solicitors.
Anne-Marie was a participant in the Paris-London Bar Exchange, sponsored by the Pegasus Trust, where she worked for an international family law firm in Paris. Having studied and worked as a Paralegal in Paris, she is particularly interested in children and financial remedy cases with a foreign element and is happy to conduct client conferences in French.
Anne-Marie is regarded as an approachable advocate who balances empathy with lay clients with a practical and realistic approach to her advice.