“Yolanda has empathy with her client and is passionate about their case. She explores all possibilities and communicates well”
Yolanda specialises in family law with a particular emphasis on cases involving children. She is highly experienced in all aspects of children law and frequently acts for parents and children in care proceedings.
Yolanda started her legal career at one of London’s leading solicitors’ firms before qualifying as a barrister. Because of that she has a better insight and understanding than most of the particular challenges that routinely crop up for solicitors as well as barristers, and is able to establish very effective working relationships with those instructing her.
One of Yolanda’s particular strengths is in dealing with her clients with tact, care and empathy. She is regularly instructed in cases involving vulnerable clients and those with learning difficulties because of her sympathetic approach. She is clear and calm, delivering advice in a straightforward style and demystifying the legal process for her clients.
Yolanda is regularly instructed in care proceedings, and is experienced at acting for parents and children through their guardians. If acting for vulnerable clients Yolanda is sensitive to their needs, taking instructions and giving advice in a client appropriate manner. She always ensures that her clients understand the process and the potential outcomes so as to represent them effectively.
Yolanda has experience of acting in cases with an international element. She acts for clients from a diverse range of backgrounds and communities. She has an interest in minority cultures, different belief systems and how people are treated in the care system, by the courts and local authorities.
Yolanda is often brought in at a very early stage in cases, to guarantee a consistent strategy throughout. She is regularly instructed in complex cases and is used to acting in long running cases and lengthy hearings. She is good at working with instructing solicitors to effectively manage litigation, and to make the process as straightforward and comprehensible as possible for her lay clients.
Yolanda has gained a huge amount of experience at dealing with allegations of domestic violence and abuse over the course of her career. Fact finding hearings are a staple of her practice wherein her scrutiny and attention to detail can prove invaluable. She is very good at building trusting relationships with vulnerable clients.
- LL.B. (Hons), London South Bank University
- Family Law Bar Association
Acting in a complex FII case (Factitious or Induced Injury) with much highly disputed medical evidence and expert forensic detail to be analysed.
Representing vulnerable clients sensitively and guiding them through the proceedings.
Acting in care proceedings with an international element.
Acting in the first and longest running family case (33 days) to be held remotely during the first Coronavirus lockdown (it started live then went on from day one of lock down for 33 days). There were complex legal, factual and evidential issues alongside the challenges of switching to a remote hearing.