Please find below brief details of all the legal experts who generously give their time to support Restored Lives experts evening.
FLiP is a specialist family law firm. It takes a unique approach to family law, guiding you with exceptional legal expertise, integrity, and specialist emotional and practical support. Grace advises on all aspects of private family law including financial and children’s matters and pre and post nuptial agreements. She combines an empathetic and diligent approach, with a strong technical ability. Grace was named as a Rising Star by Legal 500 UK 2022 which commented “Grace Lawrence is a delight to deal with and on the way up”.
Kirsty has over 12 years’ experience advising clients going through the breakdown of a relationship. She advises clients who are attending mediation and those who wish to negotiate a financial settlement or arrangements for children out of court. When necessary, Kirsty also advises clients in either the court process or another form of private dispute resolution such as arbitration or private hearings.
Clients have praised Kirsty’s calm, supportive and positive approach. Kirsty is recognised in the Legal 500 as ‘very impressive’. Her excellent client care skills and fantastic judgement enable her to offer sensible, pragmatic advice to clients’ and she is described as ‘intelligent and robust. Gives clear and realistic advice’ (2019).
Kirsty’s CPCAB Counselling Studies certificates have given her the ability to deal sensitively with the emotional issues associated with relationship breakdown.
Kirsty also advises unmarried clients when a relationship breaks down following a period of cohabitation. She is up to date with the latest developments in this growing area and sits on Resolution’s Cohabitation Committee. She also drafts cohabitation agreements and separation agreements.
True North Mediation
Venetia is a fully accredited family mediator working with separated and divorcing couples, as well as those already divorced. She helps clients resolve the many issues that arise when a relationship breaks down. She is committed to helping families navigate the difficult transitions that can take place on separation.
Venetia focuses on helping clients settle issues whilst recognising the need for co-operation as parents. She is a passionate advocate of mediation and its ability to keep families out of the court system and work towards a positive future. Venetia’s approach is practical, constructive and insightful with an eye on the need for a sustainable and workable solution.
Venetia’s background is in law, having practiced as a solicitor with a firm of top London divorce lawyers. She has also spent over 10 years lecturing family law at post-graduate level and continues to train newly qualified mediators in the subject.