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Cassie is an experienced qualified paralegal at The Family Law Company. Her career path demonstrates how progression is encouraged within the firm.

Cassie joined The Family Law Company in 2000, as an office assistant before becoming legal secretary to the Managing Director, Norman Hartnell in 2002. Cassie’s dedication and training saw her attain the status of qualified paralegal in 2010.

Cassie has experience in all areas of family law. She primarily works within the divorce and finance team, running files in her own name under supervision and assisting more senior members of the team with specific delegated tasks. Cassie enjoys dealing with paperwork and assisting clients with divorce proceedings and obtaining clean break consent orders in respect of financial matters.

In her spare time, Cassie likes to spend time with her family, enjoying adventures with her two young children. She also likes to read and occasionally bake, which always goes down well with the team!

Her work includes:

  • Representing a husband in divorce proceedings after they had separated almost 20 years previously. Having to take steps to trace the wife to serve divorce proceedings. Also secured a clean break consent order, whereby husband retained all assets in his sole name, on a clean break basis.
  • Representing a husband in respect of financial remedy proceedings, after divorce proceedings were finalised several years ago. He was able to retain his full pension rights, having subsequently remarried.
  • Representing a wife when she retained 100% of the net proceeds of sale of the former family home and husband retained the benefits of his Armed Forces Pension.
  • Representing a wife in financial proceedings after a long marriage of nearly 30 years. Successful in wife receiving 60% of the net proceeds of sale of the former matrimonial home and a pension sharing order in her favour to equalise income in retirement.

Qualifications

  • Family Law and Practice Course through Ilex Tutorial College (ITC) in 2007
  • Higher Diploma in Family Practice through ILEX in 2008
  • Professional paralegal qualification through CLT in 2010

Awards

  • Cassie was awarded the Legal Award “Support Team Member of the Year” in 2020 by Devon & Somerset Law Society.
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