I am a Senior Associate in the Family Law team and advise clients from all walks of life from public sector workers, to private business owners and full time parents.
I advise on a wide range of family matters including divorce, financial settlements, separation, co-habitation, pre nuptial and post nuptial agreements. I have a particular aptitude for handling complex financial disputes such as those which feature overseas assets, multiple pensions, or a family business. I assist my clients in obtaining a financial settlement by negotiating with the other side both outside of court and through the court arena.
I am particularly experienced in representing parents, carers and other family members in family law disputes relating to children’s living arrangements, time with parents/other family members, schooling, relocation within England and Wales or overseas, and social services involvement with a family.
I am empathetic to my clients’ needs, efficient and fight hard to get them the best results. I offer my clients personalised and level headed advice and guidance at all times.
I am an accredited member of Resolution which is an organisation of family lawyers who are committed to resolving family disputes in a constructive and non-confrontational way. This is particularly important when children are involved.
Joined SAS Daniels: 2016
What people say about me:
"May I take this opportunity to thank you for your extremely professional, precise and efficient advice and support over the last number of months. You’ve been hugely dependable during a really unpleasant, turbulent and unexpected period in my life so, genuinely, thank you." (R.J.J)
"I have complete satisfaction with the manner in which your company handled the divorce of my daughter. The advice and guidance provided throughout this whole acrimonious affair by Claire Porter with assistance from Pauline Counter was first class, excellent! My sincere thanks to all of the team" (Mr Ian Serjent MBE)
"I cannot praise your support and professionalism highly enough. At the most upsetting and stressful time in my life you have been my strength to get me through my divorce. Every advise you discussed with me you delivered on. I built a complete trust in you. I can't tell you how much that meant to me. Both you in the family team and Sara who dealt with my house purchase are a credit to the company and I would certainly recommend you to others." (Susan Hardaker)
"I just wanted to thank you both for your knowledge, experience and expertise during the round table meeting on Friday. For the largest part, it seemed that we were much too far apart to reach any form of agreement. To turn it around in the end and find an agreeable way forward appeared almost impossible. I'm very pleased with the outcome, so thank you once again." (Anonymous client, 2021)
Why I'm no ordinary professional:
It has often been said by my clients that I go “above and beyond” what is expected of me in order to achieve the very best results for not only my clients but also their families.
Get in touch
Phone: 01244 305926
A bit about me
What three items would you take if you were going to be isolated on a desert island?
A hammock as I love my sleep, sunblock as there would be nothing worse than being stranded on a desert island and being sunburnt, and finally, a satellite phone that I could use to call for someone to come and rescue me…probably after 24 hours!
What is your favourite sport?
Tennis: which I have recently started to play again for the first time since my late teens. I have discovered that tennis players and lawyers have a number of skills in common which transfer well from the court into the court room. These being the need to be well prepared, committed, resilient, energetic, motivated, flexible, having a good concentration, a positive attitude, good mental skills, and a drive to constantly want to better oneself. All of which combined will deliver good results.
What is your favourite quote?
Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them. (Einstein)