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Peter qualified as a solicitor in 1987 but has been working in solicitors’ practices since 1984. He started to specialise in the field of Family Law shortly after qualifying and is now a well-known and respected figure in that field. His specialism and expertise is such that he represents children in wide ranging Children Act cases (being a member of the specialist Children Act panel). He represented parties in the cited Court of Appeal cases of Re W (A Child)  EWCA Civ 772 and Re D (A Child)  EWCA Civ 1000, as well as other noted cases such as Re R (Children)  EWHC 1202 (Fam). He undertakes his own advocacy in the High Court/County Court and deals with the following cases:
- Child protection;
- Removal of children from their parents by social workers;
- Care and supervision orders;
- Disputes between parents relating to their children;
- Child abduction;
- Emergency protection orders;
- Parental responsibility orders and agreements;
- Contact with children;
- Special Guardianship Orders;
- Divorce and financial matters arising;
- Pre-nuptial agreements;
- Separation agreements;
- Disputes between cohabitees.
Senior Associate/ Legal Aid Billing Manager
Andrea is a qualified Chartered Legal Executive. She joined the firm in 2001 and having dealt with a range of family related issues since 1988. Andrea dealt with a broad spectrum of issues such as divorce, complex children matters and intricate financial disputes when relationships break down until October 2022 when, after over 34 years of practising family law, she decided it was time for a change of career direction and that she should use her skills in a new role.
Since October 2022 Andrea has taken up the role of Legal Aid, billing, and file manager in our busy family department. Although currently non-practising Andrea retains her Legal Executive qualification and undertakes her continuing professional development training and is able to train more junior members of the department and generally assist the family team due to her extensive knowledge and experience in family law.
Legal Executive (FILEX)
Hollie specialises in all matters relating to children, children’s welfare and domestic abuse/violence. In 2017 she was nominated and shortlisted for the Legal Executive of the Year in the National Family Law Awards held in London, and in 2016 was nominated and short listed for Worcestershire Women of the Year for the work that she does in relation to children and domestic abuse/violence.
Hollie also offers advice and assistance in relation to divorce, separation, and financial matters arising from separation or divorce. Hollie is a member of Resolution and the Advanced Family Law Panel.
In her spare time Hollie is also the Regional Welfare Officer for British Gymnastics in the West Midlands, assisting with any allegations of harm or abuse of children. She is also the secretary for her local church PCC.
Donna joined the firm in July 1987 and has been working in various departments. For the last 7 years she has been the Administrator for our very busy Family & Childcare department. She regularly attends upon on clients, local authorities and colleagues in the legal profession. She loves the diversity of the role and says “no day is the same”. In Donna’s spare time she enjoys aqua-aerobics, Pilates, yoga and walking.
Tatiana joined the firm in late 2023 after completing her Law Degree and Legal Practice Course, Tatiana is currently gaining experience in our Family department and her next goal is to become a Trainee Solicitor. Tatiana is very active within the department and will often attend upon clients both on the telephone in meetings and in Court. In her spare time will often be found spending time socialising with friends and family.
Angie joined the firm in 2003, she has a wide range of experience in all legal matters her abilities enable her to be flexible within the firm. She is married with two young children and they occupy what free time she has. Angela does enjoy a trip to the cinema occasionally too.