Partner & Mediator
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Trudi leads the Divorce and Matrimonial Finance Team and has been a partner at Goodman Ray since May 2000 as head of the Matrimonial Team. She is a Resolution trained Family Mediator who can mediate on all issues (children and financial matters) and a collaboratively trained lawyer.
Specialising in the financial aspects of divorce and separation, Trudi regularly acts for high net worth individuals and provides advice in financially complex cases involving complex private company structures, private equity funds, EBT’s, pensions. Many cases have an international element, involving overseas trusts and corporate vehicles which have potentially significant tax implications. She is recognised for her highly organised and meticulous approach to this complex work. She has a particular expertise in dealing with financial claims for unmarried parents and their children and regularly acts for mothers and fathers in Schedule 1 claims and Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustee Act applications for cohabitees. She is viewed as an effective and formidable litigator and praised for providing excellent and well thought out advice.
Trudi also advises clients on Private Children Matters – Child arrangement orders and increasingly leave to remove applications. This complements the finance work and provides clients with complete advice on their family situation in a holistic way.
She is an accredited member of the Law Society Family Law Panel and is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in Advanced and Complex Financial disputes and Private Children Law work. Trudi is a trained Collaborative Lawyer and Mediator able to conduct MIAMS and a member of the Family Mediation Council.
Trudi is included in City wealth’s Leaders list as a prominent figure in family and matrimonial in its Honours list.
“Trudi has an exceptionally strong insight into the overall strategy that a financial remedy case requires as well as an appreciation of the tactics needed to execute it. She possesses a powerful grasp of the complex financial issues that ‘big money’ cases routinely present. Trudi has a tireless work ethic which she combines with an ability to be flexible in her approach to different clients, a strong sense of fairness and personal understanding of the human characters involved.” (Citywealth 2016)
“Trudi Featherstone’s financial practice at Goodman Ray is ‘one of the best in the field’”(Legal 500 2014)
“Trudi Featherstone leads on the finance side” (Legal 500 2013)
“effective and formidable litigator” (Chambers & Partners, 2011)
“client care manner” (Legal 500 2010).
She is included in the City Wealth Leaders List 2013 as a Leading Lawyer and prominent figure in Family & Matrimonial Law. She is listed as an expert in the Legal Expert Directory.
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