Profile submitted by Fiona Read
Solicitor, arbitrator, mediator and collaborative lawyer; undertakes all aspects of family work for married couples, civil partners and cohabiting couples. Deals particularly in international divorce cases, cross-border disputes, substantive financial claims following breakdown of relationship and removal of children from jurisdiction. Fiona is experienced in all forms of dispute resolution from mediation, collaborative family practice to arbitration in children and financial matters.
Member of Resolution (International Committee); Law Society Family Law Panel; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb); Association of Women Solicitors and Judges; Family Mediation Council.
Trained JP Malnick & Co 1986-88; assistant solicitor Russell-Cooke, Potter & Chapman 1988-95; partner 1995, Resolution-trained mediator (all issues 1997); recognised mediator for Legal Aid Board Pilot Project 1999; Qualified as an accredited mediator for Family Mediation Council in 2015; Trained as a collaborative lawyer 2003; Qualified as a Family Law Arbitrator (finances in 2011 and children 2016); Appointed as deputy district judge in 2005 and continues sitting part-time.
Born 1962. Resides in London and Cornwall. Interests include sailing, walking, food and wine.