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Family Mediation

Request a Call Back Clients who want to divorce often tell me it’s something they’ve been putting off. They have dreaded the prospect of months of messy and hostile squabbles with their ex. Of having a judge unpick the details of their family life. Having to give evidence. And having to sit tight for many […]


The Post-Summer Divorce Phenomenon

Request a Call Back If there’s one thing I can be certain of, it’s that my phone will ring more often in September than in August. The weeks following the school summer holidays are always a busy period for Family lawyers like me. It’s a time when people want to start the divorce process. And, […]


Collaborative Law – In It Together

Request a Call Back The divorce process has evolved quite significantly in recent years. No longer purely court-based, it now offers couples a range of options when it comes to reaching agreement about the terms on which they’ll separate and move on from one another. Decisions about the division of assets, for example, used to […]


Interview On The Julia George Show

Request a Call Back Please click on the link to listen to Susi Gillespie’s interview on the Julia George show in Radio Kent on 9th April following the Justice Minister David Gauke’s announcement that divorce law would be reformed resulting in ‘no fault divorce’ law.  This move is welcomed by Susi who has been campaigning […]


In dealing with my divorce case

Request a Call Back In dealing with my divorce case, which was complicated because my husband and I jointly owned a business, Susi Gillespie has always been available to chat over issues I was unsure about and, on the rare occasions she was not available, and also when I sent emails, would contact me back, […]


Legal support in my divorce

Request a Call Back I engaged the services of Susi Gillespie around about March this year to provide legal support in my divorce.   Susi was recommended to me by my best friend, whom she also represented in her divorce proceedings.  In my dealing with Susi, I have found her knowledgeable professional and very client […]


Agreeing Holiday Contact

Request a Call Back With the summer holidays fast approaching, parents everywhere are starting to prepare for their biggest juggle of the year. Arranging six or more weeks of childcare, carefully balanced with work commitments – and perhaps even fitting in a foreign holiday – can take its toll on family units. And the difficulty […]


Why does Brexit impact on family law?

Request a Call Back Whether you are in favour of Brexit or not, it’s where the UK is headed in one form or other. The headlines are full of the impact this will have on business, but there are other areas that will potentially be completely changed once the UK leaves the EU – and […]


Competing applications involving children

Request a Call Back The Court of Appeal has recently reiterated that in cases where there are competing issues to be determined, decisions around who should be the carer and the child arrangements should be made first. Cases involving the relocation of a parent who is a child’s main carer, with the child, following separation […]


A realistic approach to lifestyle choices and ‘future needs’

Request a Call Back The Court of Appeal has recently considered the impact of a ‘lifestyle’ decision by one partner to stop work on any financial settlement following separation. In another recent family law case to hit the headlines, the Court of Appeal considered a claim by the ex-wife that she should have been compensated […]


So, you think you’re a genius?

Request a Call Back As Ryan Giggs seeks to convince the divorce courts that his ‘genius’ means he is entitled to more than 50% of the assets from his marriage, we look at the ‘yardstick of equality’ and consider Giggs’ chances. There are many issues for a couple to disagree over when unpicking a marriage. […]


Landmark victory for cohabitee

Request a Call Back In February 2017, Denise Brewster won her claim that she should automatically receive her late partner’s ‘survivor’s pension’, despite the fact that they were not married. The case highlights the inadequate financial provision automatically available for unmarried couples on death or separation. Translink’s Occupational Pension Scheme Ms Brewster’s legal action related […]