Juliet Adelman

Director. Head of Matrimonial Dept. Resolution Mediator

Juliet Adelman qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and has specialised in Family Law since qualification. joining Atkins Hope in 2006. She is one of four Directors at Atkins Hope and Head of the Matrimonial and Children (Private Law) work.

She specialises in matrimonial financial work – divorce, separation and the financial issues arising from relationship breakdown. She also advises and represents clients at court over disputes concerning the care of children after relationship breakdown.

She is an accredited specialist in Child Abduction and Matrimonial Finances (Advanced) through Resolution, a Family Law Organization that promotes good practice amongst family lawyers. She is experienced in international children work, representing parents whose children have been removed unlawfully from this country and represents parents who want to relocate with their children abroad or who are opposed to such a move.

She is a qualified mediator and committed to offering mediation as an alternative to court in appropriate cases, and working with mediators to resolve conflicts, narrow the issues and to consider short and long term options for families.

She is an experienced advocate and can offer this continuity to clients by attending court to represent them.

Recent work

Representing a father in court proceedings where false allegations were made against him by the mother to prevent him seeing their son. A Child Arrangements Order was made giving the father joint care of the child.

Representing a mother whose daughter who had been abducted by her father abroad. After urgent court orders were obtained in the High Court and court hearings in a number of countries abroad, her daughter was found and returned to her mother’s care.

Representing a father in matrimonial financial proceedings and reaching a settlement at court to avoid a contested final hearing. The father obtained a lump sum from the former family home in a case where the mother had applied to keep all the matrimonial capital.

Mediation with a couple who could not agree on both the division of care of their children and if and when to sell the family home. After four sessions agreement had been reached on both issues and agreed options written up to take to their solicitors for independent advice.