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Danielle Peters

Partner, Head of Family Department and Family Mediator (FMCA)

I specialise  in the financial aspects of relationship breakdown acting for both married and unmarried separating couples.  My  practice includes advice and representation on divorce, the breakdown of civil partnerships and in relation to property claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.

I am a member of the national family law organisation, Resolution. Resolution members promote an approach to family law that is sensitive, constructive, cost-effective and most likely to result in an agreement.

When court proceedings and a firmer approach is essential,  I am an unrelenting and robust court advocate.  I have many years of experience representing clients ( including children) in  complex and contested matters  in court before District and Circuit Judges.

I am an experienced Family Mediator and one of the few in the county with Family Mediation Council Accredited (FMCA) status.

Mediators are trained to help separating couples reach agreement together.  This maybe about arrangements for children or how finances will be organised on separation. Mediation assists parties in reaching their own solutions and can substantially reduce the overall cost of separation from both an emotional and financial perspective.

As a mediator Accredited by the Law Society my clients can have confidence that they have selected a qualified professional with proven competency in all- issues family mediation and with a commitment to the Family Mediation Council’s Code of practice.

As a fully Accredited Mediator I can offer MIAMS appointments and produce certificates required by the courts and solicitors prior to the issue of court proceedings

I am on the committee and training officer for the local family lawyers organisation – Resolution, Hertfordshire.

Outside the office

I love running, music and the outdoors.

I  am married with two children and a cat.

Danielle Peters is an exceptional lawyer with great instincts and a wealth of experience in the most difficult cases. She is someone who I would call when I have a difficult issue I want to discuss. Strong grounding in public law, which she is able to utilise in her private law work. - Legal 500 2021