Caroline Ford Partner - Family Law

Caroline has over 20 years’ experience in family law having qualified in 2003. She has a wealth of knowledge gained from representing clients from all walks of life, with complex, high net worth and straightforward matters. Caroline is committed to ensuring her clients achieve a fair and workable result.

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+44 (0) 20 7851 0102

cf@branchaustinmccormick.com

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Caroline deals with the following types of cases:

  • Divorce
  • Division of matrimonial finances/financial remedy proceedings/drafting financial orders after settlement at mediation or otherwise.
  • Separation agreements
  • Pre & post nuptial agreements
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Unmarried separation issues (including TOLATA applications).
  • Children matters/proceedings (including relocation & Schedule 1 applications)
  • Domestic abuse & Injunctions

Prior to joining Branch Austin McCormick, Caroline was in a partner in a Legal 500 family Law team in the city of London.

Caroline listens to her clients and conducts her cases in a proactive and fair manner in a cost-effective way for her clients. She offers practical and realistic advice and if possible, strives to negotiate a settlement to avoid length and costly court proceedings.

She is a trained collaborative lawyer and is a keen advocate of resolving family disputes using this process.

Caroline appreciates that the breakdown of a relationship is a very difficult period and emotions can run high, especially when there are children concerned and/or the parties are in dispute over their assets and finances. She deals with such matters with a high degree of sensitivity and understanding.

Resolution member.

Collaborative lawyer and member of the North London Collaborative Pod.

Expertise

  • Career Highlights

    Acting for a husband who thought he was divorced in a different jurisdiction after responding to an advertisement to take a holiday and obtain a quickie divorce in the process.

  • Acting for a husband in financial remedy proceedings when the wife’s litigation misconduct in being uncooperative and evasive resulted in multiple costs order being made against her.

  • A successful application on a seeking leave to remove a child from the jurisdiction to relocate in the Cayman Islands.