Harriet is an associate specialising in the resolution of financial matters upon the breakdown of a marriage, as well as private law disputes regarding children. Harriet represents clients through divorce proceedings and the dissolution of civil partnerships, as well as acting for clients in respect of financial matters on both a contested and an uncontested basis. This includes dealing with companies, partnerships, pensions, farms, financial contributions from relatives and pre-acquired assets where relevant. Harriet’s clients include those who are employed, those are self-employed, and those who are full-time parents.
Harriet attended the University of Exeter and gained a first class degree in English Literature before completing her GDL and LPC. She joined Stephens Scown in 2015 and qualified as a solicitor in 2017.
Harriet’s recent work includes:
- Settling a matter at Court involving a company worth approximately £1.5million – and subsequently defending that settlement when one party reneged
- Successfully defending a claim that a client had a beneficial interest in properties worth £2.75million which she legally owned, but which belonged to her parents
- Successfully applying for and defending Non-Molestation Orders and Occupation Orders
- Representing clients where their spouse is (or was) imprisoned for reasons relating to the marriage
- Successfully applying for and defending applications for expert evidence to be put before the Court
- Representing clients making interim maintenance applications and legal services order applications to provide clients with interim funding for legal costs where financial matters are contested
- Obtaining orders regulating contact arrangements between parents and children.
Outside of work Harriet enjoys playing netball and running, as well as spending time at her allotment.
- Alternatives to Court
- Business and Divorce
- Civil Partnership and Same Sex Marriage
- Child Arrangements
- Divorce and Separation
- Domestic Abuse
- Family Law
- Finances Following Divorce or Separation
- Finances for Children
- Finances for Children (Following Divorce or Separation)
- Fixed Fee Divorce
- High Net Worth Individuals
- Inherited and Pre-Marital Assets
- Interim Maintenance
- Variation of Maintenance Arrangements