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Director Lisa Burton-Durham is a Chartered Legal Executive and Resolution trained Collaborative Lawyer. Head of our Brighton team, she joined Family Law Partners from a regional firm where she had been for over 20 years having been attracted to joining a dedicated Family Law team.
Lisa is a member of Resolution and in accordance with its principles she is committed to working in a constructive and non-confrontational way. This led to her desire to become collaboratively trained. Her aim is always to find positive solutions and outcomes for her clients and their children. Lisa always takes a sensitive approach and has a clear understanding of the emotional difficulties involved in separation for everyone involved. She has a very approachable and reassuring manner.
“Lisa is professional, knowledgeable, responsive, hard-working, robust and kind. She is the person you need on your side. I was very lucky to have her on my side and would recommend her to everyone.” The Legal 500 directory 2022.
The Legal 500 2021 edition says: “Lisa Burton-Durham is an experienced lawyer with a reassuring and empathetic manner and a necessary pragmatic approach to resolving financial remedy disputes. She manages clients’ expectations and guides them to a settlement when necessary but can also fight her corner”.
Lisa specialises in finances and children issues following separation, divorce or civil partnership dissolution. She also advises on Prenuptial, Pre-civil Partnership and Cohabitation/Living Together Agreements.
A regular contributor to the Family Law Partner blog and a number of other publications, Lisa writes advice columns and articles on various aspects of relationship breakdown.
Outside of work Lisa enjoys trying to keep fit, travel, food and drink and socialising with friends and family.