Zoe is a specialist family lawyer with nearly 30 years’ experience. Described as having as having “an absolutely fantastic down to earth manner with clients” by Chambers and Partners Zoe is sought out by clients seeking “proactive and very commercial” (Chambers and Partners) advice in dealing with family issues. Zoe is particularly well known for representing high net worth clients and/or those with complex financial arrangements and is recognised concurrently as a Band 1 family lawyer in Chambers & Partners and a Leading Individual, Tier 1 Family lawyer in Legal 500 directories which reflects the high regard both clients and other professionals who work with Zoe, have for her ability.
Prior to joining Hall Brown as a Consultant, Zoe was Partner and Head of the Family team at Irwin Mitchell in Sheffield and historically worked alongside Alison Fernandes and Martin Loxley for many years. Zoe’s arrival at Hall Brown builds on the strength and depth offered by the Hall Brown’s Sheffield team.
One of Zoe’s passions is assisting clients who are seeking to protect their existing and future wealth with nuptial agreements (pre-marital/post-marital agreements) and non-married couples who wish to regulate their financial arrangements with a cohabitation agreement. However, Zoe is experienced in all aspects of family law; leading the reported case of GR v DR  2FLR 1534 and has been interviewed on national television regarding same sex marriage. Zoe is also highly skilled in advising in complex children disputes including where the parents are estranged, parental alienation is a feature and also international relocation cases and Zoe is admired for her sensitive handling of clients going through those difficult life experiences whilst offering robust representation to help achieve the best outcome.
Zoe is also one of the most experienced Collaborative Lawyers in the region, having advised in many successful collaborative law cases. This means Zoe can offer Collaborative law as a method of dispute resolution for clients who prefer an alternative, cost effective and faster route to resolve their family law issues than going to Court.
Highly praised as an expert in family law, Zoe frequently lectures to other professionals on family law in relation to their services, including Accountants, Bankers, Financial Planners/IFA’s and client audiences of those professionals.