Caroline Bayliss has been a qualified actuary for over 25 years and has worked in pensions, wealth management, risk management and life insurance across the UK and Australian markets during that time. She is a Director of Excalibur Actuaries Limited, who specialise in the provision of single joint expert pension reports in respect of divorcing parties. She has many years’ experience of working with a wide variety of private and public sector pensions, which allows a real insight into how the often-complex pensions which divorcing couples have built up between them over the years can most effectively be analysed and dealt with appropriately on divorce.
Alexis Campbell QC was called to the Bar in 1990 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2017. Practising from 29 Bedford Row Chambers, her core practice area is matrimonial finance with particular interest in: international disputes; offshore trusts; pensions; and companies. Alexis has extensive experience in high net worth cases, unravelling complex financial arrangements. She is a hard negotiator but sensible and gives pragmatic advice. Her children practice focuses on private disputes including international relocation cases. Alexis lectures on family finance to solicitors, members of the Bar, universities and to the Judicial College (the body responsible for continuing professional development of all family judges).
Archna Dawar was called to the bar in 1996. She started her career in Bristol and is now at Deans Court Chamber. She specialises in high value financial remedy cases and complex private law matters. Archna is ranked in Chamber and Partners and Legal 500 as ‘having an impressive ability in getting to the crux of matter and is a delight to work with’ and ‘she is skilled at providing innovative solutions to complex cases.’
HHJ Andrew Greensmith was admitted in 1986 and is head of Family Law at Dickson Haslam and specialises in ancillary relief and private children. Andrew is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has a busy collaborative law practice. He was Chair of Resolution in 2006/7 and is also current Chair of publications and general editor of the Resolution Handbook of Family Law and co-author of the Resolution Handbook on Schedule 1 applications. He has also been a Deputy District Judge since 1997.
Sheren Guirguis is a family law barrister practising from Exchange Chambers, Liverpool. Her practice includes financial remedy proceedings, family property disputes, applications under the Inheritance (Provision for family and Dependants) Act and private law children work. “She is very thorough in her preparation and this shines through both in conferences and in her advocacy. She has an excellent manner with clients.” Sheren has been described as “A good all-rounder. Very personable and thorough.” In Chambers and Partners 2019 and “Pragmatic, solution-focused and will always fight for the client.” in The Legal 500 2018/19.
Sally Longworth is a partner in Grant Thornton UK LLP forensic and investigation services team and has specialised in forensic accounting for the last 20 years. She has a background in corporate finance and has a wide experience of valuing businesses in ancillary relief cases. She is co-author of the Resolution book “Company Valuation – the expert’s view.’
Philip Marshall QC of Exchange Chambers is a family law practitioner specialising in matrimonial finance and property and related divorce cases. He has extensive experience of “big money” matrimonial disputes at all levels, many with an international or jurisdictional element, and appeared in both White and Miller and McFarlane in the House of Lords. Philip is recognised as a leading silk in both Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500. He is a Bencher and former vice-chairman of the Advocacy and CPD Committee of Gray’s Inn, a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) and an associate member of Resolution. He is former Chairman (2016/2017) of the Family Law Bar Association (FLBA).