Denise joined Birketts in 2018. She qualified as a Solicitor in 2001 and as a Collaborative Lawyer in 2008. Denise is based in our Norwich office and is a Senior Associate in the Norwich Family Team. Denise specialises in all areas of private family law.
Denise deals with high value cases involving complex issues in relation to pensions, trusts, tax and business assets. She also provides clear, sensible and practical advice in cases where resources are more limited, in which she is able to offer advice in the most cost effective way.
In relation to families seeking to protect pre-marital wealth Denise has a particular interest in marital agreements, either pre or post nuptial, and the benefits to both parties of such future planning.
Denise advises on the variety of children issues that can arise following separation and is known for the sensitivity and support that she provides to her clients. If possible, Denise will try to help clients find a solution in a non-confrontational way but will provide firm and focused advice and representation if court proceedings become necessary.
With over 20 years of experience as a family Lawyer, Denise has considerable knowledge of the devastating effect that domestic abuse has within families. She has advised many victims of domestic abuse and has dealt with cases involving both physical and sexual abuse and coercive or controlling behaviour. Denise is registered with the Green Phone initiative set up and supported by www.onlymums.org and www.onlydads.org. Denise also volunteers to provide free legal advice at the Norfolk Community Law Service.
Denise is passionate about achieving the best outcome for her clients and trying to reach a resolution without the need for court proceedings. She is recognised for her compassion and empathy but, when necessary, is firm and robust in negotiations and when providing advice.