About Us

Blanchards Law, the family lawyers putting you first

It’s not about us, it’s about you

Every single case we take on is different; it has different issues and complexities but most of all it involves different people. Which is why we put you: our client at the centre of everything we do, because you are the most important person in your case.

Our core skill at Blanchards Law is listening. By listening and taking our lead from you, we can present your case in the best possible way and in the way that you deserve.

Every law firm’s website will tell you how long they have been established, what societies they belong to and what exams they’ve taken, and we could do that too. But you are more important than us.

What’s much more critical to you, is to know that you can trust us to advise and guide you to the settlement that’s right for you, your family and your children.

In addition, you want a costs-vs-benefit analysis to be carried out at an early stage, to know what your case will cost you.

Putting you at the centre of your case is one of the key values that differentiate Blanchards Law from other family lawyers.

Blanchards Law’s values

  • Client first – you are at the core of what we do
  • Empathy – your needs are paramount and we strive to understand you, what you want and how we can achieve your goal
  • Advice – you will receive direct advice and a clear strategy
  • Goal orientated – achieving your goals with firm negotiation and case control
  • Service & efficiency – you receive an efficient, quality service with prompt response times
  • Expertise – we will deploy our years of experience and expertise to deliver the best result for you
  • Affordability – you will receive great service, efficiency and outcomes at an affordable price

At the end of your case, you want to be able to say that we at Blanchards Law are empathetic, compassionate, fight for what you want, and that you were listened to and cared for.

What you should look for from us

  • A guarantee that your case will be dedicatedly managed at a senior level, so that you can get on with your daily life.
  • The sanity that your case is being handled objectively as well as subjectively, that you are given the full picture and your expectations and legal costs are managed appropriately.
  • The comfort that your documents are completed correctly, and forms filled in properly.
  • The benefit of our expertise and experience, to enable you to strategise with us, for us to react quickly to any unexpected twists and turns in your case.
  • Clear explanations of processes and complicated legal concepts.
  • Timely turnaround – your questions being answered quickly and within a specific time period.
  • The awareness that you will not be charged on a strict basis, and that a more holistic approach to billing will be taken in your case.
  • That costs will be discussed with you at an early stage, you will be invoiced monthly and costs advice will be updated regularly, so that you do not have to worry about that, too.
  • The knowledge that you will be in clear and regular communication with us, to be aware of what is happening and to lessen your levels of worry and anxiety.
  • The security that you will receive enough information on processes to enable you to complete any actions yourself as you may wish to, during or after the case.
  • The assurance that your settlement is future-proofed.

Everyone’s requirement is different which is why Blanchards Law always put you at the centre of everything we do.

Who we are in London, Henley & Marlow

Blanchards Law Team

Punam Denley

Partner

Punam has been qualified for longer than she would care to admit. Testimonials on this website and Google reviews tell you what you need to know about her work ethic and values. Client satisfaction and personal pride in the quality of her work, as well as her dogs, are what get her out of bed in the morning.

Her cases have been reported many times in the Legal Press, the most recent being the success in the Court of Appeal in the case of Giusti v Ferragamo [2019] EWCA Civ 691. Punam successfully acted for the respondent in a High Court appeal regarding a civil restraining order in the anonymised case of [2020] EWHC 3542 (Fam).

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Helen Habershon

Partner

Helen has specialised in family law for over 20 years.  She has extensive experience in complex and high profile financial cases and children matters.  Having worked in London where she represented the Central Authority in child abduction cases through the Hague Convention she has a particular interest in cross border children cases including those involving leave to remove children from the jurisdiction of England and Wales.

Helen has recently joined Blanchards from a top Legal 500 practice in Surrey where she was described as a ‘Dynamic solicitor who deals with complex cases and is solicitor to note’ by the Legal 500. Helen regularly writes for law journals and has featured in the national press. She is a member of Resolution and adopts a conciliatory approach to resolving cases for her clients and supports the charity ‘Reunite’.

Helen is a dog lover and enjoys walking her dog with her family.

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Margaret Furniss

Senior Solicitor

Margaret has twenty years’ experience in family law. She joined Blanchards Law in 2020, having been a Partner and Head of Department in a previous firm. Her approach combines a strong work ethic with the ability to manage tight deadlines in high-pressure situations, at the same time delivering clear advice and supporting her clients. With five children, six sheep, four horses, three cats and one dog, Margaret is used to a full and busy life.

Margaret’s clients appreciate her clear guidance:  “I had a very turbulent time during the divorce and I would like to say thank you to Margaret for guiding me through it. There were some fabulously worded letters sent which helped to set the boundaries and unstick some sticky situations. I have felt safe with Margaret’s guiding hand and wish everyone at Blanchards well for the future.” – Anonymous, Divorce and Finance Matter, July 2021

Juliet Gordon

Solicitor

Juliet has specialised in family law since she qualified as a solicitor in 2018. She offers experience in dealing with the full range of family issues including divorce, children and financial issues. Juliet is a member of Resolution, the leading membership organisation for specialist family lawyers in England and Wales. She therefore takes an empathetic, practical and constructive approach to resolving family issues. Juliet is also a member of the Thames Valley Family lawyers Society.

Recent work highlights have included representing clients in relation to international child relocation disputes and acting for clients in relation to financial remedy proceedings who have high value assets and multiple business interests. She enjoys researching the latest developments in family law and writes articles for the firm’s blog.

Outside of work, Juliet spends her spare time with family and friends, cycling, hiking or kayaking.

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Lisa McKay

Paralegal

Lisa is an Ilex trained paralegal with a wealth of knowledge and 21 years’ of experience within the law. She has a soft spot for Children related matters, as a mother to a young daughter. Lisa can relate to family life and prides herself in her ability to approach these matters in a child focused way. Lisa is very approachable, understanding and a reassuring support for clients.

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Aishling Hageman-Rowe

Paralegal

With her previous experience running a business, she’s a valuable support to you and the team. You will be glad of her unfailing enthusiasm, friendly ear and unflagging energy during your matter. Clients love her, as per one very recent testimonial: “I would like to thank you both for your wonderful advice in helping me get my house back in Aylesbury. I had spent a miserable two years and with your professional knowledge we were able to evict the lady who had taken advantage of my kindness and generosity for many years.”

Claudia Gonzales

Paralegal

Claudia joined Blanchards Law in October 2023 after working for an accounting firm and spending three months travelling.  She is a part-qualified chartered accountant and is working towards finishing her accreditation. Claudia has an interest in complex financial family matters and is often involved in pet custody disputes.  Outside of work, she enjoys running, travelling, and trying new restaurants.”

Aalia Hajee-Hussein

Paralegal

Aalia joined Blanchards Law in April 2022 and is currently working towards training as a Chartered Legal Executive. Her warm and empathetic approach endears her to clients at what happens to be a very difficult time in their lives. Aalia has spent some of her life living abroad and prides herself in her understanding of different cultures and religions, an important factor that often crops up during family proceedings.
During her free time, you will find Aalia painting, walking her dog, or most recently, writing a cookbook, which has inspired Lisa to cook one night a week!

Isla Currie

Paralegal

Isla joined Blanchards Law in June 2023 and is currently working towards becoming a Barrister. Isla was called to the Bar in October 2022 having successfully completed the Bar Practice Course earlier that year.

Throughout her time in education and working in a legal environment, Isla has developed a real love for advocacy, particularly within the family law setting. Isla prides herself in being able to understand and empathise with clients and the circumstances they find themselves in.

In her spare time, Isla is studying to become an accredited mediator. When she is not studying, Isla enjoys spending time with her two dogs, three horses and two guinea-pigs.

Norberto Ruiz Guerrero

Abogado

Norberto provides legal assistance particularly to visitors in the Costa del Sol helping them establish businesses, in sales and acquisition, title, land use, litigation, non-resident income tax, heritages, expenses and taxes associated with sale. He assisted Blanchards Law in establishing our office in Spain.

Graduating in 2002 he has worked as a police officer in the Policia Nacional for 16 years and now also as lawyer for 9 years. He is established in practice separately to Blanchards Law and is regulated in Spain having been accredited by the Bar Association in Seville, no 15152.

Norberto is passionate about coffee, the sea and mountains, and rides motorcycles and snowboards. He is passionate about his work and seeks to be empathic while finding solutions.

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Robert Goodliffe

Marketing Manager

Robert is a Heathrow Airport Duty Manager turned-Marketer, passionate about connecting with other people and businesses through celebrating our successes, and relaying stories about real lives and how we have changed them (without breaching client confidence of course!). When he’s not cajoling us into producing content for the website, you will find him flying a plane, walking his two dogs or watching the footie.

Bernadett Noble

Senior Solicitor and Mediator

Bernadett successfully completed a business degree before she decided to follow a career in law. She travelled extensively around Europe and studied Italian, Spanish and French. She joined Blanchards Law as a Senior Solicitor and Mediator.

Bernadett is a dedicated family law solicitor and a Resolution member. She has a passion for the law, is a tough negotiator and she firmly believes in that ‘knowledge is power’. Bernadett feels that it is a privilege to make a difference for people who are going through difficult times and feel vulnerable. She imbues her clients with confidence and in turn they trust her implicitly, knowing that they are in good hands. She has a reputation for making things happen rather than reacting. She gets stuff done.

Bernadett progresses her cases in a pragmatic way and cost-effective way, whilst continuously keeping clients informed. Bernadett appreciates the importance of family life, however if it must break down, she can make sure you go through the transition as smoothly as possible.

Pamela Pagani

Solicitor

Pamela qualified as a solicitor in April 2022. Her areas of expertise include, but not limited to, dealing with financial arrangements in separation and divorce and relationship breakdowns for clients including assets often involving pension funds and maintenance pending suit.

Pamela also deals with child arrangements including living or spending time with a parent as well as advising upon prohibited steps and specific issues orders including educational issues between parents over their children.

Previously she worked for three years in a law firm’s Conveyancing Department amassing knowledge of property issues and procedures which she can utilise within family work. Prior to this, she worked at the Oxford County Court for eight years both in the family and civil department, as a circuit judge’s listing officer and court clerk, gaining invaluable insight into the inner workings of the court, and establishing good contacts there.

Outside of work, Pamela translates at her local church from Punjabi and Hindi into English. She enjoys reading thriller novels and spending time with her young family.

Ask how Blanchards Law can help you

Blanchards Law are experts in Family Law: to discover how we can put you at the centre of your case with empathy, expertise, advice and efficiency, call 0333 344 6302 for a telephone consultation or contact us through our enquiry form. All initial enquiries are free and without obligation.

For your convenience, we will always aim to offer telephone calls and meetings at a time to suit you.

Discover more about Blanchards Law and how we can help you by reading our stories & case studies

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