I qualified in February 1999, and since this time I have specialised exclusively in family work. I adopt a non-confrontational approach, which is cost effective. Further, any step I take is always considered and proportional to the issues of the case.
The people I represent are quite often Company Directors, CEOs, CTOs and others that own highly successful and valuable family businesses. I represent a range of clients including those with public profiles such as internationally acclaimed authors and actors who have featured in the media. They usually have complex asset structures, trusts, with some international element.
I am a Recommended Lawyer by the Legal 500 and have been described as as “very sharp and knowledgeable.”
Partner at Hodge, Jones & Allen
Head of Department | Senior Associate at Curzon Green Solicitors (City)
Consultant at Freeman Box Solicitors (West End)
Associate Solicitor at Merrony Wall (Surrey)
“Teena provided me with great service – communication and attention to detail was always first class. Highly recommended!”
“Thank you – it was a pleasure doing business with you and I very much appreciate what you achieved on my behalf.” Steve Gough
” A very pragmatic and down to earth lawyer, who is passionate about conflict resolution and the benefits of mediation. Very knowledgeable and in-tune with the latest shifts in both case law and the professional mood generally on emerging thinking.’”(2017)
“…you always had a good grasp on my case and have been excellent.” (PO – 2017)
“I was very fortunate to be represented by Teena in 2016/17. She very quickly understood my case and I felt supported immediately. Teena’s not only very experienced and astute, but also has a warm and vibrant character. At a crucial point Teena discovered some very important key points in my case – this really helped me, and I give her my warmest recommendation.” (Anon)
“Teena has been my legal consort and advisor throughout my divorce proceedings over the past 8 years. Teena is a very able and seasoned lawyer, however what truly sets her apart is her easy, unobtrusive manner, tact and sensitivity, which made the process seamless and manageable. Teena earned my trust almost from the get-go. A highly professional safe pair of hands.” (M.Quastel 2016)
“Teena was very efficient and supportive. She made an extremely stressful situation seem much more manageable. It was reassuring to know that someone trustworthy and empathetic was looking out for you. Teena’s competence and friendly approach made all the difference.” (Nat – 2016)
“Teena was efficient throughout the six years she worked with me on my divorce. Going through a divorce is not an easy situation to experience but Teena’s understanding helped me to cope during the months it took me to reach a decree absolute. She had an ability to talk through any problems I encountered with empathy, while maintaining a very down to earth approach making me aware of keeping any communication on a professional level. She always took a personal interest in me, giving me confidence that she had my best interests at heart.” (Elizabeth – 2016)
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Accredited member of Resolution in the following areas: – Complex Financial Remedies l – Complex Financial Remedies ll – Private Children
Yesterday, the matter of Owen v Owen  EWCA Civ 182 was heard before the Supreme Court.Mrs Owen issued a divorce petition citing that the marriage had irretrievably broken down on the ground “that the respondent has behaved in such a way that the petitioner cannot reasonably be expected to live with the respondent”. The current procedure for divorce, includes a section entitled “statement of case”. In this section the party issuing the petition must detail why he/she cannot live with their spouse. Mrs Owen detailed the following:
When you go through a divorce it is commonly acknowledged that the stages can mirror that of a bereavement. People can go through similar stages which such as: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.Unsurprisingly, when a long-term relationship deteriorates and breaks down, those affected experience similar emotions. The issue which I commonly see is that unfortunately, it’s rare for both parties to reach the same stage of grief at the same time. One might be at ‘anger’, while the other has ‘accepted’ the relationship has ended. This can make it very difficult for them both to engage in constructive negotiations.
For various personal and practical reasons, the family home is generally the central and most sought after asset in matrimonial disputes. In some circumstances, the best and only solution is to sell that home for example, if it is the only asset with equity available to share or to free one or other party from the encumbrance of a mortgage, or to pay off other charges secured on the home. Cash from the sale is ultimately shared in appropriate proportions.