Fiona Apthorpe > Geldards LLP > Derby, England > Lawyer Profile

Geldards LLP
NUMBER ONE PRIDE PLACE
PRIDE PARK
DERBY
DE24 8QR
England

Work Department

Family

Position

Fiona is a Partner and heads Geldards’ Family team across the four Geldards’ offices. She is an experienced specialist family lawyer, Family Mediator, Family Arbitrator, Private Financial Dispute Resolution Judge, Collaborative Family Lawyer and experienced Deputy District Judge/Specialist Financial Remedies Judge.

Fiona is the only Chambers Band 1 ranked family lawyer in the Derby area and is recognised as one of the top three leading family lawyers in the East Midlands by the Legal 500.

Fiona specialises in more complex medium to high net worth financial cases (particularly those involving businesses, inherited assets, farms and family-owned or controlled assets/Trusts), wealth protection, Pre-Nuptial Agreements and same-sex marriage/civil partnership breakdowns.

Fiona’s extensive experience and reputation in financial remedy cases have attracted instructions from many wealthy businessmen and women and high net worth individuals including the Trustees of Family Trusts, sports managers, footballers and an MP.

She negotiates multi-million-pound complex financial settlements and is regularly instructed by affluent London clients at the recommendation of their barristers.

Her firm but fair, pragmatic and determined yet respectful approach has led to instructions on several occasions from parties whom she acted against in their first divorce!

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Private client > Family

(Leading individuals)

Fiona ApthorpeGeldards LLP

Geldards LLP has a reputation for being ‘one of the most respected solicitors firms dealing with high net value financial remedy cases in the East Midlands‘. Further specialisms of the firm are complex farming family matters and children law matters involving issues of domestic and international relocation. Practice head Fiona Apthorpe ‘deals with clients and opponents in a balanced and fair way‘ as an accredited mediator and arbitrator, and specialises in pre-nuptial deeds and matters relating to same sex marriage and civil partnership breakdowns. Jane Cowley, a financial remedy case specialist, joined from Gateley Plc at the beginning of 2021.