"Cordelia is meticulous in her preparation, highly intelligent and robust in her advice. She is professional, confident and understands the needs of her clients and works as a team with those instructing."Partner & Legal 500 ‘recommended lawyer’ and 'leading individual’ at a Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners ranked firm
"It's always a relief to know you have counsel on a case who is happy to discuss aspects of a matter outside of the formal instruction for a specific hearing and who stays in touch during the currency of a case."Instructing Solicitor
"I have every confidence when I instruct Cordelia that my client will be looked after and robustly yet sensitively represented"Senior Associate listed in Legal 500
“I have instructed her on some complex difficult cases. Cordelia is far ahead of her peers in both experience, practice and desire to secure the best results for those instructing her.”Senior Associate at a ‘Top tier’ Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners ranked firm
Cordelia is a specialist family practitioner with a particular interest in financial remedies and private law children matters. She has been instructed in complex disputes, often appearing against senior barristers of leading family law chambers.
She has experience of all stages of proceedings in financial remedies, private children, care and injunctive proceedings. She has successfully acted in both children and finance appeals. She provides written advice in all areas of family law, including those with an international element.
Cordelia has significant experience for her call in matrimonial finance. She is regularly instructed in complex disputes, often appearing against senior barristers of leading family chambers. She has represented high-net worth clients at final hearings in cases with overseas assets, disputed business interests/ pensions, disputed pre/post-nuptial agreements, and third party intervenors.
She regularly acts in related variation applications, set-aside applications and enforcement of orders.
Cases with international assets/ jurisdictional issues have included Hong Kong, Singapore, Iraq, Lebanon, UAE, India, Pakistan and the USA, in addition to European countries.
She also acts in contested divorce matters.
During pupillage, she assisted with the preparation of DB v DLJ  EWHC 324 in the High Court, a leading case concerning financial arbitration.
Cordelia is regularly instructed in complex children disputes. She has achieved successful outcomes in difficult long-running cases involving allegations of serious sexual/physical abuse, parental alienation, parties with complicated mental health issues and international relocation.
She represents parents at all stages of Children Act proceedings, including fact-finding hearings and appeals. She accepts instructions to represent the child via a 16.4 Guardian.
She has successfully represented parents in ‘implacable hostility’ cases, ‘no contact’ cases’, those seeking permanent change of residence, and relocation (including international relocation).
Cordelia has been praised for her sensitive negotiations outside court to assist parents reach agreement where possible.
Abduction: Cordelia has represented parents in 1980 Hague Convention applications in the High Court. She has continued to represent overseas clients in domestic children proceedings after abduction issues have been resolved.
Cordelia undertakes all stages of care and adoption proceedings. She has represented clients making/defending serious allegations of neglect, abuse, and those with mental health and substance misuse problems.
She has experience of representing clients with learning disabilities and directly representing teenage children.
She has successfully represented parents in lengthy fact-finding hearings, including those with linked criminal proceedings.
Cordelia has represented grandparents in both public and private law proceedings.