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Debbie joined Birketts in 2008. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives, Collaborative Lawyer and family mediator. She qualified in January 1992.
Debbie’s experience places her in high regard within the Legal community. Debbie advises business owners, professionals and farmers amongst others on family law issues including the financial consequences of relationship breakdown, matters relating to child, divorce, separation and disputes over jointly owned property. She also has a keen interest in pre-marital agreements.
Debbie works closely with colleagues in other departments to ensure best advice and strategy as well as other professionals such as accountants, financial advisors and family therapists/counsellors.
Debbie is adept at representing her clients in court if desired but offers a full range of alternative dispute experience having trained as a Collaborative lawyer in 2005 and also trained with Resolution as a Family Law Mediator in December 2010. This experience enables clients to choose the process that is best suited to them. Debbie aims to manage her cases in a professional matter but with the ability to explain complex issues in a straightforward way and to reach a successful conclusion in the most cost efficient way for her clients.
Debbie is based at our Norwich office.
Debbie gained Resolution Specialist accreditation status in 2001 in Advanced Financial Provision 1 and Children Law. She trained as a Collaborative lawyer in 2005. She is a committee member of the Norfolk Collaborative Law Group and is a member of Resolution locally. In 2010 Debbie completed her training with Resolution as a family law mediator. She is a member of East Anglian Family Mediators.
Debbie is a member of Resolution (Resolution is a national organisation which represents over 5000 family lawyers).
Debbie is recommended and named as a ‘Rising Star’ by Legal 500 [UK 2024]. In an earlier edition, Debbie is described as “practical, diligent and intelligent”. Other clients note:
“I have worked with Deborah Lloyd and more latterly Lisa Cornish. Both members of the family team work with an enthusiasm and professionalism. I work in mental health, I find the fact that both lawyers are invested with their clients mental health and wellbeing as well as seeking a best outcome for their client”.
“I found myself lost, confused, not knowing which way to turn or even who I was after 22 years of marriage and jointly running a very successful business for over 18 years. Deborah Lloyd was recommended to me and at my first meeting with Debbie she listened to my issues, through tears, anxiety and rage. I can honestly say how at ease she made me feel with her cheerful smile and calming non-pretentious attitude.”
“Deborah Lloyd was an absolute gem with her vast knowledge of family law acquired over many years of experience. She reassured me and helped me feel positive with her gentle professionalism laying out my options offering a full range of appropriate outcomes. She handled some difficult conversations with sympathy and common sense.”
“My divorce was challenging, tough and complex and expanded over two years. It was not only the personal assets but also three businesses involved as they came with their own complex financial complications. Deborah Lloyd stayed with me every step of the way throughout the long journey keeping me positive and forward thinking and installed confidence back into me with her extremely knowledgeable approach in all matters.”
“It was the toughest couple of years I have ever been through but Deborah Lloyd and her fabulous team never made feel like just another client. They treated my case with sensitivity and understanding and saw me through the emotional roller-coaster of a journey. I can honestly say it was worth every penny and money well spent as all the bills were broken down thoroughly and there was never a moment where I had to take a second look or consider any of the charges. Thank you and full application to a great firm.”
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Deborah Lloyd was recommended to me and at my first meeting with Debbie she listened to my issues, through tears, anxiety and rage. I can honestly say how at ease she made me feel with her cheerful smile and calming non-pretentious attitude.
Legal 500 [UK 2021]