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Deborah Marsh

Associate & Collaborative Lawyer in Family




Over 17 years


Deborah studied law at the University of Hull. She has specialised in Family Law since 2002 when she qualified as a solicitor and has continued to practice in Family Law.

Deborah also became a Resolution accredited collaborative lawyer in 2011.

Main Areas of Work:

  • Advising on Prenuptial, Nuptial, Cohabitation and Separation Agreements
  • Divorce/Dissolution
  • Financial issues following the breakdown of relationships including pension provision and complex high net worth assets
  • Claims for capital and income provision for children
  • Children arrangements on separation
  • Domestic Abuse Injunctions
  • Collaborative Law

Great / Notable achievements at Wake Smith:

Deborah is a member of Resolution and a resolution accredited collaborative lawyer.

She advises on all financial cases from those involving modest assets and incomes to high net worth assets and incomes, with a particular emphasis on high net worth cases involving complex business/company structures, pensions, Trusts, investments, property portfolios and assets abroad.

Deborah being a collaborative lawyer is able to offer clients, whether they are getting married, planning on living together or separating, with or without children, a different process that enables clients to take charge and make their own decisions in a constructive and non-confrontational way.

As a collaborative lawyer Deborah is committed to dealing with cases as amicably as possible but, provides strong representation should Court proceedings prove necessary.

What clients say about you:

"Deborah has been amazing and very supportive through the whole divorce process."

"I would like to say a huge thank you to Deborah and all of her team, my divorce has been dealt with professionally, efficiently and in a speedy manner. The whole process was seamless, and helpful advise every step of the way. Thank you to a great team!"

"Massive thank you to Deborah and Vicky they have helped and guided me though my whole divorce, everything was extremely smooth and quick, I have used many firms before and never received such a fantastic service. If I ever need a solicitor again I will be using you guys and I highly recommend you!"

Recent articles by Deborah Marsh

Can your ex get money from you even after a divorce or dissolution?
Vaccinating children – what if separated parents disagree?
Stressful court battles for families avoided through new mediation scheme
Collaborative Law – a kinder way to separate
Does COVID-19 allow an existing financial order to be set aside or varied?

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