Who I am

Experience

  • Since Nov 2009 Consultant for Elizabeth Muirhead Solicitors, family law, London.
  • Mar 2008-Jun 2009 Assistant to Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE at Dawson Cornwell, family law, London.
  • Jan 2006-Jul 2006 Internship with Michael Nicholls QC, Barrister at One Hare Court, family law, London.                                         
  • Nov 2004-Jan 2006 Associate Lawyer at Béatrice Weiss-Gout and associes, family law,   Paris.
  • May 2004-Jul 2004 Internship with Sir Justice Peter Singer, the High Court, family law, London.
  • Nov 2003-May 2004 Trainee Lawyer with Véronique Chauveau, family law, Paris,
  • Oct 2001-Sept 2003 Justice Assistant for Mrs Mondane Colcombet, President in the family law division of the Court of Appeal, Paris.

Qualifications

  • 2010 Collaborative law training with Resolution
  • 2009 Qualification Lawyers Transfer Test (Solicitor)
  • 2004 CAPA equivalent to the LPC/ BVC, Paris (Avocat).
  • 2003 Achieved eligibility for Entry into the National School for Judges (ENM).
  • 2002 Admission for Entry into the Paris Bar School.
  • 2001 DESS, Post-Graduate study, equivalent to an LLM in Litigation, Arbitration  and Alternative Dispute Resolution, University Paris II Assas.                   
  • 2000 Masters degree in Law, with Honours, University Paris II Assas.
  • 1999 Bachelor’s degree in Law, with Honours, University Dijon (Burgundy).

Membership

  • Member of International Association of Young Lawyers.
  • Member of Resolution.
  • Member of the French association for collaborative law ADPDC.
  • Member of Franco-British Lawyers Society.
  • Adviser for “the consultations gratuites”, a legal advice centre in Islington.

Profile

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I am qualified in both France and England. I first gained my expertise in France.

After my post graduate study in alternative dispute resolution in 2001 I was the Justice Assistant of a President in the family law division of the Court of Appeal in Paris. I gained valuable experience in ruling and explaining the reasons for a decision.

I have been registered on the Paris French roll since 2005. I trained in Paris with Veronique Chauveau, an expert in international family law and I was then an associate lawyer for BWG and partners, a family law firm in Paris.

I moved to London in 2006 and while starting my English training I carried on working on French matters.

In England I first worked with Michael Nicholls at One Hare Court chambers in international children matters. I was then the associate of Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE at Dawson Cornwell, a law firm specialising in international family matters. I was admitted on the English roll of Solicitors in 2009.

I joined Elizabeth Muirhead as one of her consultants in 2009 to give advice and act on all aspects of family law and not only children issues. Elizabeth Muirhead is a mediator and a collaborative lawyer and has 40 years of practice in family law matters.

I work with Elizabeth Muirhead on English matters along with Counsel when needed. On French cases I work on my own and represent clients in front of French Courts.