Barrister | Mediator
Year of call: 2018
“I instructed Zoey in what turned out to be quite complex Child Arrangements matters, and was impressed with the way in which she handled matters throughout. She has a collaborative approach and communicates well with both clients and fellow professionals alike. She is thorough, speedy, with great attention to detail, and gives full feedback following on from hearings both verbally and with detailed attendance notes. I highly recommend Zoey for this type of work, and will undoubtedly be instructing her in the future.“
Graham Simm – Oerton Simm
“I’ve instructed Zoey in Contact/Child Arrangement Order cases and have been very pleased with the work she has done, as have our clients. She is friendly, approachable, “down to earth” and patient with clients with an ability to put them at their ease, whilst retaining a robust approach to advocacy when required. She also provides very detailed and helpful attendance notes. This is a valuable combination of qualities in any family advocate and I am happy to recommend Zoey to anyone considering instructing her in this type of matter.”
Martin Lambert – Frances Lindsay & Co
“[Our] client said Zoey was really helpful and he understands what he needs to do to build his case for any future applications. Counsel’s attendance note was very clear and provided detailed pragmatic advice for the client.”
Stacie Jay Godfrey – Powells Law
Zoey’s practice includes all areas of Family Law with a particular focus on matters related to children.
Her clients have described her as “warm“, “engaging”, “approachable” and “charming” which, combined with a “calm resolve that inspires confidence”, makes her particularly popular with nervous clients and in disputes of a sensitive nature.
She is based in the West Country and welcomes instructions commensurate with her level of experience and is always happy to discuss any matter pre-instruction, whether for work locally or nationally.
Zoey has gained direct experience in Child Law having been a Family Justice for over 14 years, sitting in the South West of England. In that capacity she deals with both Public and Private Law hearings and applications. She is a member of the Family Law Bar Association, Resolution and The Association of Lawyers for Children.
Before being called to the Bar, Zoey spent five years working as a Legal Assistant to a Senior Barrister as well as over a decade working for a leading legal expenses provider. This has lead to her being involved in a wide variety of complex and high-value matters, and gaining considerable experience in conference and drafting advices.
She has also been a qualified Civil & Commercial Mediator since 2006 and now provides mediation training for organisations such as the Bar Council, Kings College London and the Helena Kennedy Law Centre across the UK as well as around the world, including South Africa and the Cayman Islands.
Zoey is married with two sons and loves to travel. She is a keen runner, covering distances from 5km parkruns to marathons and is currently working her way through the six World Marathon Majors having competed in London, Boston, Berlin, Chicago and Tokyo. She plans to complete the set in New York City in 2021.