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Finola has practised almost exclusively in family law since she came to the bar in 1988. Before commencing her practice as a family law barrister, she was a teacher and historian.
Finola’s practice covers all areas of family law from international child abduction, international relocation cases, care cases where she acts for parents, local authorities and children’s guardians where there are allegations of sexual and physical abuse to private law disputes over contact and where and with whom the children should live.
Finola also enjoys financial cases whether under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 or settling or contesting financial settlements of substantial value and complexity upon divorce, separation or between separating adults howsoever the relationship was formalised.
Finola is developing her practice to include Court of Protection work.
Finola is able to accept instructions direct from members of the public via direct access rules.
Her skill set includes a genuine concern for the welfare and happiness of her clients, a tactfully humourous approach to negotiation where appropriate, direct advice to clients where required, clear analysis of the case and issues arising therefrom and knowledge of the applicable law. Courageous in representing her clients, she ensures that the court is fully aware of her client’s case but seeks to persuade and develop the legal framework of the case to secure a successful outcome for her clients.
University of Southampton, History, BA
University of Southampton, Medieval Studies, MA
Oxford Brookes University
Inns Of Court School of Law
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Bath University