Partner

Profile

As well as heading a team of experienced and committed lawyers who provide expertise in all areas of Family Law, Naomi specialises in Children Law and Practice. Most of her work is with families involved with Social Services including supporting parents whose children are subject to Child Protection Plans, those going though the Pre-Proceedings process as well as representation within Care Proceedings in Court. Naomi works extensively representing children both separately and through their Court appointed Children’s Guardians.
Naomi regularly represents grandparents, other relatives or connected persons such as foster carers who are seeking to provide a home for children where they cannot be cared for by their parents advising on the duties of the Local Authority to provide support (practical and financial) to Special Guardians and Adopters as well as ongoing contact arrangements, change of name and travel abroad. Naomi also advises and represents professional clients having represented Children’s Guardians, Foster Carers and Social Workers for many years.
In all of her work, Naomi provides clear explanations and advice, giving her clients the best chance of success whilst always considering the needs and best interests of the children. Naomi's priority is to find safe, practical and realistic solutions to the complex and difficult issues that arise in each case. She appreciates the stress and emotional upset that Family proceedings have on all members of the family and ensures that her legal and practical advice is tempered with understanding and empathy.

Route to Law

Having undertaken work experience at Wansbroughs while at school locally, Naomi returned to Wansbroughs in 2000 to complete her training qualifying in 2002. She progressed through the firm gaining accreditation and membership of the SRA Children Panel in 2007 and becoming a Partner in the firm in 2010. She now leads a team of skilled and experienced family lawyers advising and representing clients from all over the world.

Significant Work

Re X and Y (Children: Disclosure of Judgment to Police) [2014] EWHC 278 (Fam)

Personal Interests

Naomi spends much of her time working with children and young people through her local church as well as supporting the Wiltshire Scrapstore and other local charities as a trustee. She enjoys watching rugby, dressmaking and a good read in her spare time.
“Thank you so very much for your help and support.”
March 2013

“Naomi, your help and support has been immeasurable. Your professionalism is outstanding. Thank you for being genuine and thank you for staying strong and level headed. I wish you every success for your future and believe in your ability to make the positive difference within the lives of people you grace with your wisdom and knowledge.”
Summer 2013

“Naomi is very approachable, gives advice and is willing to stop and explain clearly. I have really appreciated Naomi's hard work. I have appreciated her willingness to give her time to listen to my concerns and advise me clearly. Many, many thanks!”
February 2015