Ashleigh joined the family department in 2017. She advises applicants and respondents in domestic abuse cases including advising on non-molestation orders, occupation orders, protection from harassment act injunctions.
She advises parents and other relatives in relation to private law children cases including living and contact arrangements cases, prohibited steps orders and specific issue orders.
She provides legal advice which is accessible for clients and takes a holistic approach to ensure survivors of domestic abuse are fully supported and receive advice on the full range of legal and practical options available to them. She also works with other agencies to ensure clients are fully supported.
When and why did they become interested in the area of law in which they practice?
I have worked in the legal sector for four years, and have experience of both the public and private sector. Prior to this, I studied Law at University, and my interest arose from wanting to assist people; especially following the significant cuts to Legal Aid following the introduction of LASPO.
Particular areas of expertise: Domestic abuse cases; private law children cases particularly where there are allegations of domestic abuse and high parental conflict cases.