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The East London and Essex collaborative Law Group is made up of lawyers, independent financial advisers, mediators and family consultants. Utilising the Collaborative law process they work together to support divorcing or separating couples to sort out future arrangements for their children, financial and property matters.

Please see below members details - choose a member to contact, find out more and book an appointment today.

Jennifer Herbert

Jennifer Herbert

Senior Associate Solicitor and Collaborative Lawyer

I work closely with clients to achieve their desired outcome in all aspects of family life. I strive to advise my clients in an uncomplicated and understandable way which enables the client to make informed decisions throughout the process.

Contact details:

 Location: Hornchurch, Upminster, Brentwood, Canary Wharf, Leigh-on-Sea

 Tel: 01708255193

  Email: Jennifer.herbert@pinneytalfourd.co.uk

  Website: www.pinneytalfourd.co.uk


Jacqui Moyies

Jacqui Moyies

Chartered Financial Planner

I specialise in pensions and investment advice and I have significant experience helping clients through the divorce process. I work closely with family lawyers and accountants and I am an affiliate member of Resolution.

 Location: Southend-on-Sea

 Email: Jacqui.moyies@sipp.co.uk

 Tel: 01702 217558

 Website: www.agfp.co.uk


Peter Sharman

Peter Sharman

Director & Independent Financial Advisor

Member of the Personal Finance Society, The Society of Mortgage professionals and the Chartered Insurance Institute I specialise in corporate and personal protection insurance, home and corporate finance including Equity Release and tax planning. When divorcing it is vital that insurances are in place to ensure dependents are secure should the worst happen.

 Location: Chelmsford

 Email: peter@optimumfinancial.co.uk

 Tel: 01245 344003

 Website: www.optimumfinancial.co.uk


Christopher Ellis

Christopher Ellis

Independent Financial Adviser and Pension specialist

I am an experienced independent financial adviser specialising in all things pension related.

I work with Family Solicitors, Collaborative Lawyers and mediators to ensure separating couples obtain the best possible outcome in relation to their pension assets.

Contact details:

 Location: Chelmsford

 Email: chris@optimumfinancial.co.uk

 Tel: 01245 344003

 Website: www.optimumfinancial.co.uk


Saika Alam

Saika Alam

Partner and Head of Family Law Department

My practice covers the whole range of family law matters for both married and unmarried couples.  I specialise in getting a resolution on the financial aspects of a relationship breakdown but I also deal with disputes involving children and applications to the court for child arrangement orders. I deal with the “high end” family law work in my firm.  I am a member of Resolution and am on the Law Society’s Advanced Family Law Panel.  I am also trained as a Collaborative Family Lawyer.

 Location: South Woodford

 Email: salam@huggins-law.co.uk

 Tel: 0208 989 3000

 Website: www.huggins-law.co.uk


Cathy Bannister

Cathy Bannister

Family Law Solicitor and Collaborative Lawyer

I am a member of Resolution and I have over 20 years experience in family law, as a Legal Executive and since 2008 as a Solicitor. 

I am delighted to offer the Collaborative Law process, in appropriate circumstances.  I also advise and support clients through the more traditional dispute  resolution processes.  Wherever possible I take  a constructive and non-confrontational approach in order to enable parties to move on with dignity.

Contact details:

 Location: Wickford

 Email: cathy.bannister@cunningtons.co.uk

 Tel: 01268 732268

 Website: www.cunningtons.co.uk


Sybilla Agasee

Sybilla Agasee

Collaborative Lawyer, Family Solicitor and Family Mediator

I have over 20 years of family law experience and am committed to working with other professionals to help separating couples prioritise their children,  resolve their dispute quickly, cost effectively and with the minimum of stress and conflict.

Contact details:

 Lacation: Rayleigh, Southend-on-Sea

 Email: s.agasee@alansimpson.com 

 Tel: 07825 167785

 Website:www.alansimpson.com


Deborah Butterworth

Deborah Butterworth

Family Mediator, Civil and Commercial Mediator

As a mediator I work with other professionals to find a way forward that works in practice.  By providing a safe place to share information and discuss issues until a resolution is found.  Mediation is a cost-effective process that manages the stress and conflict.  Legal aid mediation is available for those eligible. 

 Email:deborah@mediateddisputesolutions.uk

 Location: Woodford, Stratford, Putney, Diss (Norfolk)

 Tel: 020 8505 4175

 Website:www.mediateddisputesolutions.uk


Helen Robbins

Helen Robbins

Collaborative Lawyer, Family Solicitor, Member of the Law Society Children Panel and Resolution Accredited Specialist in Domestic Violence and Cohabitation.

As an experienced specialist family lawyer, I help my clients with everything resulting from their relationship breakdown including problems about money and the children. We work together to settle their problems swiftly, economically and with as little stress and confrontation as possible..

Contact details:

 Location: Leytonstone

 Email: h.robbins@helenrobbins.co.uk

 Tel: 020 8558 0038

 Website: www.helenrobbinssolicitors.co.uk


Vicky Robertson

Vicky Robertson

Collaborative Lawyer, Family Solicitor and Accredited Mediator

I have over 20 years experience as a family lawyer and 3 years experience as a mediator. I help my clients to resolve their issues in the least stressful and cost effective manner possible. I work with other professionals when necessary to help couples prioritise their children and resolve their disputes quickly.

 Location: Danbury, Billericay

 Email: vicky@ejcoombs.co.uk

 Tel: (01245) 221699

 Website: www.ejcoombs.co.uk


Joanna Toloczko

Joanna Toloczko

Family Solicitor and Family Mediator

I am an experienced family lawyer and mediator. I adopt a constructive, non-confrontational and pragmatic approach to the resolution of all issues arising out of relationship breakdown and help my clients to deal with matters with confidence and dignity.

Contact details:

 Location: Loughton, Chigwell, Soho, Camberwell

 Email: jtoloczko@meaby.co.uk

 Tel: 020 3861 5155

 Website: www.meaby.co.uk


Karen Taylor

Karen Taylor

Collaborative Lawyer

I work with clients to identify the issues that are most important to them and to customise the legal and practical solutions to those issues.  I draw on my extensive network of like minded professionals (mediators, financial advisors, counsellors and other lawyers) to support and empower my clients while they deal with the impact of what can be profound changes in their lives.  Once a solution has been arrived at, I then deal with the legal processes, to implement the decisions.

Contact details:

 Location: Chelmsford

 Email: karentaylor@essexfamilylaw.co.uk

 Tel: 01245 206780

 Website: www.essexfamilylaw.co.uk


Jonathan Diamond

Jonathan Diamond

Solicitor advocate and specialist family lawyer

Jonathan is a hugely experienced and approachable family lawyer who is registered as an expert with both Resolution and the Law Society and is also a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel “.

Contact details:

 Location: Walthamstow, Wanstead

 Tel: 0208 215 1000

 Email: jdiamond@wiseman.co.uk

 website: www.wiseman.co.uk


Louise Margiotta

Louise Margiotta

Collaborative Lawyer, Family Solicitor, and Family Mediator

I am a specialist family lawyer with over 20 yeasrs experience. I am committed to assisting separating couples to make informed decisions to achieve family focused outcomes. The welfare of children is central to my approach and working with other professionals to achieve the best outcome.

 Email: louise.margiotta@teeslaw.com

 Tel: 01277 268379

 Website: www.teeslaw.com


Hannah Kelly

Hannah Kelly

Family Solicitor and Collaborative Lawyer

I have specialised in family law since qualification as a solicitor 14 years ago.   I deal with all aspects of family law with a particular emphasis on resolving financial issues following relationship breakdown.  I have been accredited as a specialist member of Resolution with particular specialisms in Advanced Financial Provision and Private Children Law and am also a member of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel.  I am committed to helping couples find solutions for themselves to help to minimise the impact of family breakdown.

 Location: Billericay, Danbury

 Email: hannah@ejcoombs.co.uk

 Tel: 01277 286499

 Website: www.ejcoombs.co.uk


Gail Thompson

Gail Thompson

Senior Family Law Solicitor and Collaborative Lawyer

I am a Family Lawyer and partner of a law firm based in Romford….

 Location: Romford

 Email: Gail.Thompson@hshsolicitors.co.uk

 Tel: 01708 773360

 Website: www.hshsolicitors.co.uk


Sue Nash

Sue Nash

Legal Executive and Family Law Collaborator

Sue is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Legal Executives and has been a family lawyer for the past 32 years. Sue specialises in divorce, finances, children’s issues and grandparent cases. Sue offers a free 30 minute consultation at Upminster and her firm has offices at Hornchurch, Brentwood, Leigh-on-Sea, and Canary Wharf.

 Location: Upminster, Hornchurch, Brentwood, Canary Wharf, Leigh-on-Sea

 Email: sue.nash@pinneytalfourd.co.uk

 Tel: 01708 229444

 Website: www.pinneytalfourd.co.uk