Family

Steven Gasser

Director and Head of Family

A virtuoso in matrimonial law and complex family issues.

Steven is the Head of the Family team and is an extremely experienced lawyer, with a keen emphasis on matrimonial finances for high and ultra-high net worth clients. Although mainly focussing on complex financial issues, Steven is also well versed in problematical children matters, usually involving a cross-jurisdictional element or highly sensitive issues. Steven also undertakes his own advocacy and is extremely adept at doing so. Notably, barristers do not hesitate to refer difficult cases to him, given his outstanding reputation in the family field.

Clients value Steven’s commitment, his perceptiveness and his ability to explain and cut through complex issues to their core, enabling them to be better understood and evaluated.

When Steven steps away from the office, he can usually be found on the golf course and is a keen fan of rugby (although mainly watching instead of playing these days).

Maya Bhatiani

Senior Associate

An aficionado in meeting clients’ needs.

Maya is a highly skilled matrimonial lawyer, whose aptitude and down-to-earth approach is greatly valued by her clients. Focussing mainly on matrimonial finances for high net worth individuals and divorce, work can never be said to be dull. Maya also runs a multifaceted children caseload, focussing on complex issues arising from applications under Section 8 Children Act. Maya’s attention to detail, consideration and client-centric approach is greatly appreciated by her clients.

Taking the time to understand each client’s needs, advising in detail from a practical and tactical point of view and ensuring that she is readily available to her clients, makes Maya an exceedingly competent, efficient and approachable lawyer.

Outside work, Maya enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is on a mission to sample all of the wine and cheese.

Charlotte Coyle

Associate

A client’s favourite for efficiency

Charlotte is a talented family lawyer, who is proficient in dealing with all matrimonial and family matters. Charlotte’s work ranges from high net worth divorce matters, to assisting clients who are subject to incidents of harassment, domestic violence or who have been denied access to their children. Charlotte’s exceptional capability and understanding in dealing with such emotive matters are key – and her empathy is very much valued by her clients.

Drafting and advising on pre-nuptial, co-habitation and separation agreements is also a focus area for Charlotte and her efficient and logical approach is always appreciated by clients.

Charlotte provides invaluable support to the team, whilst also running her own caseload and in what little spare time she has, she enjoys going to live music events and living life to the fullest.

Linda Humphreys

PA to the Family Department

A dab hand at all things organisational

An experienced legal secretary who recognises the importance of taking the time to know and understand the needs of our family clients.

Linda is a reassuring and cheery individual who ensures that the department’s clients are incredibly well looked after. Be it from giving clients a simple update, to attending to an urgent situation, Linda’s calm and pleasant manner instantly puts clients at ease. With years of experience, Linda is adept at understanding and meeting a client’s needs and more importantly, she keeps the family department absolutely in line!

Outside work, Linda enjoys spending time with her family, is a keen runner having completed the London Marathon and enjoys climbing all the mountains the UK has to offer!

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