Barbara is a Partner in the firm's Family department. She is an accredited specialist in all aspects of divorce and family law, having led cases involving substantial wealth, complex multi-jurisdictional disputes and trust issues. She is renowned for her handling of the financial fall-out from divorce, with significant experience in cases with an element of non-disclosure and enforcement issues. She is also adept in dealing with the wider issues affecting families, such as separation; property disputes; injunctions; marital agreements; cohabitation and all private children arrangements, including residence and contact arrangements, overseas relocation, surrogacy and adoption.
Barbara has acted in a number of high profile cases in relation to divorce, matrimonial finance, and financial provision for the children of unmarried parents. Her clients include high net worth and international clients from a wide range of backgrounds, including entrepreneurs, owners of family businesses, City professionals and the independently wealthy.
Barbara is a qualified mediator and is a member of the ADR Group, which is recognised for its cross disciplinary depth in the fields of family, civil, and commercial mediation. She is a member also of the Advisory Panel of Insuring Women's Futures, a programme established by the Chartered Insurance Institute, aimed at promoting and enhancing the insurance and financial planning profession’s role in relation to women and risk.
She is a member of the Development Board of the Young Vic and a trustee of the WOW Foundation.
- B (Children)  EWCA Civ 1082
- Miller-Smith v Miller-Smith (No 2)  2 FLR 351
- Miller-Smith v Miller-Smith  EWHC 3623
- F (A Child)  EWCA Civ 938
- Morgan v Hill 2006 EWCA 1602
- Re P (child provision) 2003 EWCA Civ 837
- Re B 2002 EWCA Civ 1225 <
- Otobo v Otobo 2002 EWCA Civ 949
Acting for a client in anticipation of and following the birth of their second child as a result of an overseas surrogacy agreement. We obtained a Parental Order on an expedited basis, having worked closely with our Immigration team who had secured a discretionary stay, enabling the child to enter and reside in England pending registration as a British national and issue of a British passport.
Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP