Case synopsis – Divorce & Finance

Love is a wonderful thing. But it can cloud judgement. A lady came to Direct Access Barrister Paul Ashwell for advice. She had sold a share in her home to her former partner for less than it was worth. She had signed a one-sided agreement about their rights that he had written. A solicitor had given her what should have been independent advice though it wasn’t. The former partner, who had sometimes been violent, sued her. She risked losing her home.

Paul met her and she explained what had happened. He advised her about the court procedure, drafted a court document for her, advised her on what the court would do if the dispute reached a trial, and on the advantages of negotiation. He explained that, although she would need to employ solicitors, he would remain “on-call” if needed. Paul is recommended in the 2019 editions of the leading legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

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