Anne Smallwood - Family
Anne has been practising exclusively in family law since 1988, and specialising particularly in Ancillary Relief following Divorce and Judicial Separation.
Cases routinely involve very substantial assets, corporate assets, and cases raising complex issues relating to land and farming matters, and foreign property.
Financial expertise extends also to cases relating to :
i) financial provision on termination of cohabitation
ii) the Trust of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996
iii) Applications under Schedule 1 Children Act 1989, relating to children of unmarried parents
iv) claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975
Accepts public access instructions.
Member of the Family Law Bar Association
"Anne is very good, very dependable and great with clients. I have a lot of confidence in her."
Chambers UK 2017
"She is prepared to fight a client's case strongly. She gives good, clear, robust advice and goes the extra mile."
"She is very responsive and you can speak to her at weekends. She is a formidable advocate and gets stuck into a case."
Chambers UK 2016
"A tenacious advocate who is always well prepared. She is very persuasive."
Chambers UK 2015
"She is very experienced, likes to get stuck in and is ruthless in cross-examination."
Chambers UK 2014
Anne Smallwood is a family law specialist whose practice is geared around her considerable expertise in ancillary relief work. She is highly regarded for her expertise in complex and high-value work.
Chambers UK 2013
Anne Smallwood routinely handles ancillary relief involving complex business assets
Chambers UK 2011
Anne Smallwood is known for her "empathy with clients and her grasp of detail in complex cases."
Chambers UK 2010
Recent cases have involved substantial off-shore Trusts, Self Administered Pension Schemes, and corporate reconstruction as a means of financial provision.