Caroline Keeley, Partner and Mediator in Family Law
Caroline is a Partner practising in all areas of family law to include divorce and separation, dissolution of civil partnerships, matrimonial finance (maintenance provisions, capital payments, transfers of property, dealing with pensions and international aspects), pre and post-nuptial agreements, separation agreements, cohabitation and financial arrangements for unmarried families.
Caroline also advises clients in private law children matters including living and contact arrangements, specific issues such as schooling, change of name and relocation. Being a mum herself she is mindful to the emotions involved and the importance of finding an arrangement that is in the best interest of the children and which works for the family. Where possible and practical she will work with clients to secure an arrangement which suits the family's needs avoiding the need to involve the court.
Caroline manages her cases in an assertive and constructive fashion, assisting her clients to consider the benefits and costs (emotional and financial) of any steps. She is conscious that one size does not fit all and focuses on each client individually, managing expectations and providing guidance throughout.
Caroline is also a Resolution trained Mediator and will work with clients in relation to divorce, separation, financial and children related matters. Her practise as a mediator is to guide parties to find an appropriate solution benefitting their own circumstances and their unique family needs.
Caroline studied for her LPC at the College of Law Guildford attaining a Distinction, qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and as a Mediator in 2012.
Caroline is a member of Resolution, a body of family lawyers and other professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes.
Outside of work Caroline has 2 young children who take up all of her time.