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Year of legal qualification: 2008


  • specialist in complex divorces, often involving businesses, trusts or with an international dimension, including those involving relocation of children.  Enjoys representing people from a wide variety of nationalities, cultures and backgrounds;
  • University of Cambridge educated, a highly proficient technical lawyer, with excellent forensic skills and the ability quickly to translate difficult legal principles and complex factual matrices into choices and options for clients;
  • committed to promoting non-court dispute resolution options wherever appropriate, as she believes that these provide lower-impact solutions for the whole family, with a particular emphasis on mediation and collaborative law.

What people say:

Directories: Tricia is recommended as a Leading Individual as part of the firm’s top-tier listing in The Legal 500 (2021) where she is described as a ‘star – very able with a first class legal mind‘ and sources say she is a ‘leading light. Her advice is clear and precise, but always first rate!‘ and ‘super intelligent, gets the issues straight away and gives rock solid advice‘.

Tricia is also recommended in Chambers and Partners (2021) where she is described as a ‘rising star’ and ‘regularly acts for clients in post-divorce financial proceedings that involve complex business interests, trusts and farming assets. She also handles Children Act proceedings including international relocation cases.

Client: “I am still reeling with disbelief at the triumph on [date].  As the day dragged on, I did begin to wonder if we were ever going to reach resolution.  Thanks to the determination and skill of you and [barrister], we did.  Thank goodness, I shall be for ever indebted to you.” – Name withheld

External colleague: “Tricia is an outstanding solicitor.  She brings great knowledge as well a fantastic command of the figures to every case.  She is excellent at finding practical solutions to difficult cases and is very good at understanding what matters to clients … she is a pleasure to work with” – Michael Glaser, Barrister, Fourteen

Internal colleague: “Tricia has all the drive and enthusiasm of youth coupled with an outstanding level of understanding both of the law, and of people.  She really cares about her clients and her colleagues.  As a northerner, she’s still trying to perfect the art of making tea.” – Simon Bethel

Accreditation, achievements, memberships:

Treasurer of Cambridge and West Suffolk Resolution

Resolution member and accredited Collaborative Family Law Practitioner

Member of Cambridge Family Dispute Resolution Group

OCS Community Mediator

Assisted by: Nicky Stretton