Family

Steven Gasser

Director

A pre-eminent family solicitor with a loyal following, Steven advises on a full range of children and matrimonial issues, including divorce, dissolution of civil partnerships, cohabitation and issues concerning children.

Steven excels in matrimonial finances, acting for high and ultra-high net worth individuals including those in business or media and has acted for a number of sports personalities in the Central Family Court.

Steven is well versed in problematic children matters, usually involving a cross-jurisdictional element or highly sensitive issues such as retention or relocation of a child/children.

An adept advocate who regularly works with some of London’s leading chambers, barristers do not hesitate to refer difficult or complex cases to him, given his outstanding reputation in the family field and high level of client care.

Clients value Steven’s commitment, perceptiveness, and his ability to explain and cut through complex issues to their core. He is highly regarded as being fiercely protective of his client’s needs and best interests which is reflected in his caring and responsive approach.

Having recently become a proud dad, Steven’s life outside of work is at home. He remains keen in golf and rugby (although mainly watching instead of playing these days).

Maya Bhatiani

Head of Family Department

Maya’s attention to detail, consideration and client-centric approach is greatly appreciated by her clients. She Maya is an expert matrimonial lawyer, whose aptitude and down to earth approach is greatly valued by her clients. Maya focusses predominantly on matrimonial finances for high net worth individuals, drafting and advising on pre and post nuptial agreements, and cohabitation disputes. In addition Maya is adept at Children matters, thriving on complex issues arising from applications under Section 8 Children Act.

Maya’s attention to detail, consideration and client-centric approach sets her apart. She takes the time to understand each clients’ needs and advises in detail from both a practical and tactical point of view, with an emphasis on creating a constructive dialogue between parties, to achieve the best outcome wherever possible.

Maya’s competence, efficiency, and approachable nature has built solid relationships with some of the top family barristers in London.

Outside of work, Maya enjoys spending time with her family, friends and indulging in her passion for travel.

Charlotte Coyle

Associate

Charlotte is a talented family lawyer, and 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 has also acted for Grandparents who have lost contact with their grandchildren and has a keen interest in that area.

Charlotte’s capability in dealing with such emotive matters are key and her empathetic approach is very much valued by her clients. Charlotte also drafts and advises on pre and post nuptial, co-habitation and separation agreements and her efficient, forward thinking and logical approach is always appreciated by her clients.

Charlotte provides support to the team, whilst also running her own complex caseload and has recently undertaken her Higher Rights of Audience exams. In Charlotte’s spare time, she enjoys going to live music events and spending time with her family and friends.

Linda Humphreys

PA to the Family Department

Linda recognises the importance of taking the time to know and understand the needs of our family clients.

An organiser who likes to keep the house in order and ensure that our clients are very well looked after. From giving a simple update to attending to an urgent situation, Linda’s calm and reassuring manner instantly puts clients at ease. With years of experience, Linda is adept at understanding and meeting a client’s needs.

Outside of work, Linda enjoys spending time with her family, is an avid runner, and has completed the London Marathon.

Ingrid Starcic

Trainee Solicitor

Ingrid has an inherent understanding of clients’ needs and provides vital support to the family department in her role as a trainee. Ingrid has a keen interest in children matters in particular and she regularly attends court and is a first point of contact with clients, keeping them up to date on their cases and providing a reassuring presence.

Having spent over 5 years in private practice, Ingrid regularly receives glowing feedback on her proactive and assuring communication from clients and other industry professionals alike.

Outside of working hours Ingrid is a keen runner.

Milly Lowdell

Junior Legal Secretary

Milly is the newest addition to the Family Team and provides support to Linda and the rest of the team. Milly is highly organised and provides both clerical and administrative support to the fee earners in the department. Clients appreciate her bright personality and ability to get things done.

Milly is also a Sergeant in the Army Cadet Force and is a dedicated and enthusiastic Cadet team leader.

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