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Victoria Batstone
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Victoria Batstone

Family , LGBT Legal Advice

My Approach

I strive to deliver an effective and pragmatic service to my clients. I am very approachable and take a sympathetic approach in order to progress matters quickly and minimize acrimony and costs as much as possible.

Areas of Expertise and Experience

I have worked in the Family field since 2012 and have experience in the following:-

  • All aspects of divorce and civil partnership dissolution
  • Validity of a foreign marriage or divorce
  • Financial disputes, including disputes arising from a foreign marriage/divorce
  • Disputes involving children such as contact, who the child lives with, choice of school and holidays
  • International access to children
  • Child abduction
  • Relocation of children inside and outside of England
  • Emergency applications to protect children
  • Emergency applications relating to domestic violence

Recent Work Includes

  • Successfully representing a mother in her application for the child live with her
  • Assisting in a client’s application to move the child abroad in the Court of Appeal
  • Assisting in a client’s application for special guardianship of their nephew
  • Successfully agreeing a financial settlement through negotiations
  • Successfully representing a father in his application for the return of his child to Poland in the High Court

Professional Associations and Qualifications

  • LLB (Hons) Law Degree from Bournemouth University (1st)
  • Graduate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
  • Level 6 Diploma in Law and Practice
  • Founding Member of the Child Abduction Lawyers Association
  • Certificate in Family Law and Practice
  • Member of the Bournemouth Junior Lawyers Division
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