Viewing: Family for Anne Smallwood

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.
"Anne has a good manner with clients, calmly putting them at ease. She also has a good manner with the other side, drawing them into the resolution of contested matters."
Chambers UK 2023
“Anne is fantastic. She’s always on hand to give clear, strategic and sensible advice.” “She’s good with clients, relaxed and approachable. She is clearly very experienced and clients are confident in her knowledge.”
Chambers UK 2022
“She provides continued and consistent excellence in terms of paperwork and preparation, advocacy and negotiations, and client liaison skills.” “She is robust, vigorous and well prepared.”
Chambers UK 2020
“A very experienced family finance practitioner specialising in ancillary relief following divorce or separation. She is regularly instructed in cases of substantial value involving corporate assets, foreign property or land and farming issues. Many of her instructions have an international dimension.
Chambers UK 2019
“Excellent and has fantastic ability.” “A highly regarded and senior advocate.”
Chambers UK 2018
“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
Member of the Family Law Bar Association
Notable Cases
Recent cases have involved substantial off-shore Trusts, Self Administered Pension Schemes, and corporate reconstruction as a means of financial provision.