I am a family solicitor with over 25 years experience in all aspects of relationship breakdown relating to both children and financial matters. I have also been a collaborative lawyer since 2010.
I am committed to helping my client’s and their families achieve fair and practical solutions to benefit both them and their families. I genuinely believe that the collaborative process enables my client’s to achieve this in a conciliatory and amicable way.
I have a friendly, calm and down to earth approach which puts my client’s at ease whilst helping them to understand the legal issues easily whilst focusing on the future.
I am also an advanced accredited specialist in both financial and children matters.
I am a qualified collaborative practitioner with specialist expertise in providing support and assistance to both families who are supporting children on the autistic spectrum as well as individuals supporting an autism diagnosis. I am able to carefully guide my client’s through the collaborative process whilst drawing on my in depth knowledge and understanding of this unique and complex condition. I adopt a bespoke approach to each case which is congruent with the individuals needs of my clients and their family.
Having practised exclusively in family law for over 20 years, Karen is empathetic and sensitive in her work as a leading local family solicitor, collaborative lawyer and accredited mediator, and able to offer child inclusive mediation. Karen employs a constructive approach, to help and support clients in reducing conflict, and finding solutions to all issues arising on separation.
Farhat is a specialist family solicitor, a Resolution trained Collaborative Lawyer and Mediator.
Farhat has over 22 years of experience in family law issues including divorce and separation, financial disputes between married couples and cohabitees, children’s arrangements, separation agreements. She has experience of dealing with complex cases for financial remedies between married couples, cases where matrimonial assets have been transferred to third parties, requiring these dispositions to be set aside to ensure a fair settlement for both parties, and experience of cases in the Court of Appeal.
She has assisted couples to reach settlements using the collaborative process and has also assisted couples as a mediator.
Aaron is a family and collaborative law solicitor with over 30 years experience of finding solutions for clients with family law problems. He has been a partner at The Wilkes Partnership LLP since 1996, the firm he joined as a trainee solicitor in 1987. He is a member of the Law Society’s Family Law panel. He is a member of the national Family Law organisation Resolution’s regional committee of which he was regional chair from 2013 to 2016. He sits on the Birmingham Family Court sub-committee. He played a key part in setting up the Birmingham Litigants in person scheme for users of the Birmingham Family Court.
Experienced family law solicitor dealing with all aspects of relationship and marriage breakdown concerning divorce, financial assets and child arrangements. Able to understand the needs and objectives of clients and advise clearly from the outset to resolve matters proactively and effectively to give individuals confidence and dignity to move forwards financially and emotionally.
Sian uses her skills and expertise to help people going through divorce or separation, including dealing with their finances and the arrangements for their children. She assists clients who are married or not married but living together and works with them to find the right solution.
Sian will always provide clear, realistic advice to enable clients to plan for the best possible outcome to suit their circumstances. She is recommended in the Legal 500 Directory 2020 as being a ‘clever, popular and kind lawyer who provides realistic advice to her clients and really looks after them.’
Kathryn qualified as a Solicitor in 2000 and as a Collaborative Lawyer in 2011. She believes passionately that the use of the collaborative process means clients avoid acrimony giving themselves the best chance of achieving an amicable resolution. She is the current chair of the Collaborative Family Law Group West Midlands.
Kathryn is experienced in all aspects of financial disputes but has particular expertise working with mid to high net worth clients who are separating after a long marriage.
Kathryn also advises on matters concerning children including arrangements following separation.
Catherine was previously a Partner in a large Midlands firm before joining Carla Hull Solicitors in January 2018. Catherine has significant experience dealing with all aspects of private family law work including high-value divorce cases and disputes concerning children. She is used to dealing with unusual and complex family situations involving businesses, property portfolios, farms, trusts and inherited wealth.
Catherine acknowledges that each family is unique and that relationship issues understandably have an emotional dimension. She offers no-nonsense, sensible advice and seeks to maintain a constructive and conciliatory approach to promote settlement and to maintain good relations between parties whenever possible.
Catherine is a member of Resolution, Birmingham Law Society and the Law Society of England and Wales.
I came into the profession to work alongside individuals who needed a reassuring, guiding hand at an emotional and financially vulnerable time in their life. This may not be the end but also the beginning of a relationship when you want some pre-nuptial guidance. As an experienced family solicitor and collaborative lawyer, I have had the privilege of helping many clients to address and resolve challenges in their lives. It may be a family business, specific health needs, involving children or countless other facts specific to your family. In person or with the use of digital platforms, the focus for me is to ensure the best possible outcome for your family.
For me it’s not just a job, it’s a passion, as for over 12 years I have run a course, outside of work that helps with the practical and emotional challenges that individuals can face following a separation.
Resolution’s 6,500 members are family lawyers and other professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Our members follow a Code of Practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems. Our members encourage solutions that consider the needs of the whole family – and in particular the best interests of children.