Called in 1998
Greenhill Convent SA
Greenhill Girls School SA
B Architecture UOFS SA
Beverly specialises in Family Law. Beverly is instructed in a broad spectrum of family matters. She is known for her strong advocacy skills and tenaciousness. She has a pragmatic approach to dealing with difficult cases. She is friendly and approachable, and both the clients and solicitors highly recommended her.
She is regularly instructed in Children Act proceedings, for both private and public law applications. She is known for giving well thought out and firm advice in relation to contact matters. She is realistic, forceful, and child focused.
She has dealt with lengthy findings of fact hearings, dealing with amongst other issues, sexual abuse, and non-accidental injury to children.
She is proficient in dealing with both lay and expert witnesses in complex cases.
She is often instructed in intractable contact disputes which sometimes involve international elements, and her negotiation and advocacy skills serve both her and the clients well.
Beverly’s public law practice includes both care proceedings, and adoption. She acts for parents and extended family members, as well as for the children themselves.
Leave to remove/Abduction
Beverly has appeared at all court levels, in relation to international children cases, including abduction work (both Hague and non-Hague Convention cases, and abduction, both within and outside the UK), placement of a child outside the jurisdiction, location orders and other Tipstaff orders.
Beverly also deals with Schedule 1 and TOLATA claims arising out of cohabitation, or joint purchases of property. She is able to provide well thought through advice at an early stage to try and settle such claims, but is not afraid to advise and proceed with the matter to Court if settlement is unachievable.
She has experience in all ranges of financial remedy matters.
She advises prior to the issue of applications, through to final hearings.
She has experience with intervenes, matters involving foreign elements, company accounts, and trancing hidden assets.
Beverly is qualified to accept instructions under the Bar Council Direct Public Access to Barristers scheme.
What Clients Say
" Beverly came just at the right time but most difficult one too. She read almost thousand pages and went through every order that has been made in last 3-4 years. She is extremely professional but also very caring, understanding and non judgmental.
She will fight for the right and fair outcome and she will stand by her client until very end.
Beverly has a lovely personality and sense of humour, she will always give you right advise. Beverly is direct and will ask all the necessary questions, she will get familiar with your case and know it inside out. Beverly has years of experience within family matters toand her experience really came through when she represented me."
"What can I say about Beverly?? What an amazing woman! My ex partner took me to court for the 3rd time last year the latest one was issued with just a weeks notice right before the Christmas period. Beverly was an absolute star having such a short period of time to try and understand and very complex family case, within moments of speaking to her it was very clear she had total understanding of my case and the situation I was dealing with. During court she was nothing but professional but certainly wasn’t taking any other the nonsense from the apposing barrister and stood her ground to achieve what was best for my son. Thanks to Bev we have finally reached the end of a very long drawn out court battle with fantastic results. I would highly highly recommend her for any kind of family law. She is worth her weight in gold!"
Bev picked up the bundle, absorbed it in an instant and never took no for an answer. She is fearless and certainly knows her business. She tackled and crushed bias and has turned everything round for my son, granddaughter and I so that our ‘normal’ family life can at last return. On top of all that, she has a wicked sense of humour which helped us remain calm in the most painful of situations. We cannot thank her enough."
Karen Upfield - Direct Access Client
Being the Opponent and litigant in person in a family law matter, I met Beverly who was representing the Applicant. I was extremely fortunate to find that Beverley made me feel at ease, took the time to listen and explain the procedure. Moreover, she was extremely attentive, very approachable and down to earth. Thank you for all your help.
Direct Access Client
“Beverly is a remarkable person. Not only in her profession, but in character. With ease and not many words of explanation needed, she understood the circumstances and details of my case and began to act swiftly and with the necessary force, always being one step ahead, considering action-reaction and, at the same time, all other possible ways forward. Beverly struck me as an exceptionally hard working, honest, loyal and down-to-earth person, readily giving straight forward advise and truly "jumping-in" whenever needed. With Beverly on one's side, one feels in safe hands. I highly recommend her."
“Also I would like to comment that she was brilliant and it's refreshing to finally find someone who knows the legal situation and I was amazed how quickly she picked it up and whizzed through the calculations! In addition she was a nice character which enabled me to relax somewhat in a very difficult situation.”
'Bev literally changed my children’s lives and mine. Bev cut through the mire of false allegations and nonsense being thrown in my direction and convinced the court to concentrate on what really mattered and that was my children were being alienated from me and unless something was done immediately they would grow up essentially without a dad. The result was common sense but far from guaranteed after the first two hearings which I struggled through unrepresented. Without Bev my children wouldn’t be in the happy position of having me as an integral part of their lives. I’m emotional writing this and still can’t thank her enough. Simply outstanding and without question the best decision I have ever made in my life to secure her services.'
'Beverly was fantastic, full stop. What impressed me is that she had only a day with the complete case file of 8 months and she came in knowing things that I'd already forgotten about. She did exactly what was necessary to finally help me secure a better future for my daughter. She was my barrister for only one of my hearings, but without doubt I would recommend her services, she was brilliant.'
Member Family Law Bar Association (FLBA)
Beverly is an Advanced Advocacy Trainer, Middle Temple
She trains the Trainers, Middle Temple
Travel, enjoys seeing animals in their natural habitats, loves good food (any food really)!