FIONA APTHORPE



Fiona is a very experienced and highly regarded Resolution trained Collaborative lawyer.

Fiona is a highly regarded family law solicitor committed to helping family clients to resolve their differences in a consensual and cost effective manner outside the court process wherever possible. As part of that commitment Fiona was one of the first family lawyers in Derby to train as a collaborative lawyer. She chairs the Derby Collaborative Law Group.

Clients value Fiona’s practical and pragmatic approach and her straightforward and constructive approach to negotiations.

Fiona is able to offer clients the collaborative law option at Geldards‘ offices in the East Midlands and Cardiff.

Fiona is committed to offering clients the full range of family dispute resolution options and is also an accredited family mediator and family arbitrator.


WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“Although the ending of my marriage was painful, the use of the collaborative process, aided by supportive solicitors was a logical and flexible approach which smoothed the pathway and kept everything on an even keel. I chose Fiona because she was straight with me and explained what was ahead ….other solicitors were not as forthright and I just seemed to be another cog in the mechanism of their business. If I ever need legal advice in the future I will be knocking at Fiona’s door.”
BB, Derby

“I was delighted to appoint Fiona as my solicitor using the collaborative law approach….Fiona was professional and supportive and worked hard to keep the process moving and to navigate over the sticking points. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her”.
RH, Derby