Barbara qualified as a solicitor in 1994 after graduating from the University of Liverpool in 1991 with LLB Hons and completing her Solicitor Examinations at the College of Law York in 1992.
A member of the Law Society Children Panel, Barbara is experienced in all aspects of divorce, injunctions, financial and children's matters.
More recently Barbara has specialised in public law children work, her cases have included sudden infant death, Fabricated and Induced Illness, non-accidental injuries and sexual abuse. Barbara’s expertise includes representing clients with learning disabilities and working alongside Court appointed Intermediaries to assist such clients during the process of giving evidence.
Barbara enjoys undertaking her own advocacy in the family Courts, representing parents and children and prides herself on her professional yet approachable style and ability to guide clients through what are often complex proceedings. Barbara represents parents, grandparents and other parties such as intervenors and prospective Special Guardians. In addition, through her Children Panel membership, Barbara is approved to represent children.
Outside work Barbara enjoys running and circuit training and has a keen interest in art and design.