Mandy’s practice is focussed on the financial consequences upon the breakdown of a relationship for both divorcing and cohabiting couples. She has been repeatedly recognised in Chambers and Partners, described as “quite simply a rising star in the family field” noting her “attention to detail” (2019) and her “very cool head” (2018).
Mandy’s practice encompasses all aspect of private child proceedings with a particular emphasis on those issues that relate to her main finance practice, such as:
· Applications for leave to remove a child from the jurisdiction, and
· Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.
Mandy’s practice encompasses complex and high net worth cases involving complex business and investment structures, trusts, intervenors, hidden and offshore assets.
She has particular experience in cases with an international dimension and assets held outside of this jurisdiction. In recent years she has been instructed in substantive and in enforcement proceedings involving assets in Dubai, Singapore, China, Switzerland, Portugal and many other jurisdictions.
Mandy accepts instructions in courts of all levels, and as well as being instructed as sole Counsel, she is regularly instructed as junior counsel alongside a QC. She has appeared as a junior in a number of high net worth, complex financial remedy proceedings led by senior members of the Family Bar.
Mandy takes a particular interest in cohabitation disputes under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 and accepts instructions through all stages of proceedings from settling pleadings to appearing at trial.
Mandy accepts instructions to settle and otherwise advise on pre and post nuptial agreements.
What the directories say
“Calm and empathetic with clients, she delivers complex advice clearly and concisely.”
“She is accessible and user-friendly, and has a knack for simplifying complex areas of law.”
“Mandy is approachable and knowledgeable, especially on TOLATA issues. Her preparation is thorough and she puts clients at ease.”
Chambers & Partners 2022
“Mandy displays a charm and charisma that has even the trickiest clients eating out of her hand; combined with her razor-sharp intellect, she is able to win over judges and opponents alike.”
The Legal 500 2022
“A straight-talking barrister with great attention to detail, who is extremely good with clients.”
“Approachable, numerate, and great at cutting through the issues in finance cases.”
“A strong advocate who makes the client feel at ease. Her oral and written submissions are fantastic.”
Chambers & Partners 2021
“An excellent and thorough advocate. Her intelligence is always impressive making complex matters simple. Great preparation and dialogue with solicitors in preparation for a case.”
The Legal 500 2021
“Clients love her down-to-earth approach and she always fights their corner in the courtroom.”
Chambers & Partners 2020
“Makes complex matters sound simple.”
Legal 500 2020
“Her attention to detail is first class, and her easy, friendly manner makes her very popular with clients. She always fights her client’s corner, and is robust both in and out of the courtroom to obtain the best result for them. Quite simply a rising star in the family field.”
Chambers and Partners 2019
“She has a fantastic practice, and is a barrister with a very cool head who is great with figures and loved by clients.”
Chambers and Partners 2018
CHAMBERS UK BAR LEADING BARRISTER
Chambers UK Bar 2018 Leading Barrister
BA Jurisprudence - St Peter's College, Oxford University
Elected Member of the FLBA National Committee
South Eastern Circuit
Associate Member of Resolution