Our Team

Nadia Beckett (B.A.) (MCIArb) has been a solicitor in Kent for over 20 years and a qualified mediator since 1997.  She is also a Family Law Arbitrator and the Chair of the Forum of Family Law Arbitrators.  Nadia was head of the family law department of James & Beckett Solicitors for 10 years.  Nadia established Beckett Solicitors in August 2008 and opened a second office in Croydon in 2009.  Nadia is a member of Resolution together with the Law Society http://www.lawsociety.org.uk the  Institute of Family Law Arbitrators http://ifla.org.uk/  and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators http://www.ciarb.org.  Nadia currently chairs the FFA (Forum of Family Law Arbitrators) and is a member of the IFLA Advisory Committee; she heads our team of highly skilled and motivated individuals.

Nadia receives high praise from her clients and opponents.  Clients consistently praise and recommend Nadia for her compassion and empathy.  They also recommend her for a robust and forthright approach which gives them confidence that they will be represented well.  Check out the reviews for Nadia and the team on the reviews page.

Kirsty Reeves became a partner of the firm on the 31st July 2009.  Kirsty  is a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives and specialises in all aspects of family law.  She is a trained Resolution Collaborative Lawyer and has been working with Nadia since 1996.

Clients recommend Kirsty’s calm and professional approach. Kirsty’s reviews are always good and her clients praise her hard work, empathy and attention to detail. Take a look at  the reviews for Kirsty and our team on the reviews page.

Gemma Pratt (B.A.) is a new member of our team and replaces Carol Miller to work with Nadia as her assistant.  Gemma has a degree in law from the University of Kent at Canterbury and has just obtained her Master in Criminology. 

Clare Livermore came to work with Nadia and Kirsty when she first qualified as a legal secretary many years ago. Claire worked with Nadia for five years before leaving for pastures new in the city of London.  Having returned to Kent to start a family Nadia and Kirsty were very pleased to welcome Claire back to our team in 2012.

Julie Boswell has also worked with Nadia and Kirsty for over 10 years.  Julie manages office administration, reception and Kirsty and Nadia’s diary.  Julie is an essential member of the team who keeps the office running smoothly.  We would be lost without her.

Morwenna Beckett joined our team in 2011 and manages our client accounts and credit control.  Morwenna was a very welcome addition to a busy office and we really don’t know how we managed without her for so long.

We offer advice and representation in family law together with mediation and arbitration services to the people of London, Croydon, Surrey and Kent.  All work is carried out by a qualified professional as we do not employ unqualified lawyers. We use a cloud hosted case management system with all client files backed up digitally.  This helps us to provide a modern, efficient service using up to date technology.

Nadia Beckett and Kirsty Reeves are members of Resolution (Solicitor’s Family Law Association) and subscribe to Resolution’s Code of Practice in Family Law.  They follow the Resolution code of conduct in all family disputes.

 

We have excellent reviews and are highly reviewed and recommended by a number of independent websites.  This is what our clients say about us:

 

“I’ve had two years of service from Nadia Beckett now. She’s become an important figure in this stage of our family life.I marvel at how right she was in seeing the bigger picture at our first meeting when I was still bewildered and confused about my circumstances.Her initial analysis identifed some key tactical steps for me to take to best look after the three of us.Nadia and her team have been sensitive to the natural concerns I had around the two children (9 and 7) while giving sensible practical advice which has helped me to prioritise, to ‘swallow some bitter pills’ and to see some positives for us. Nadia is intuitive, clear and a sound strategic thinker who assumes a forward-looking co-operative approach, is willing to allow time for reflection when that’s possible, and is willing to use latest legal developments. I can hardly bear to think about the cost of the elaborate path my ex-husband has forced me to take.Nadia respected my beliefs, including that I should keep my legal costs down, allowed and encouraged me to do what I can myself to progress this case.I’m sure these things have helped keep me going during this awful period.”
– Francesca – Oxted July 2014

 

“Highly recommending Nadia Beckett who has been able to win a “mission impossible” for me regarding a leave to remove case within the European Union. She keeps your spirit at the same time reminding you to realities. The process took almot a year where I nearly lost all belief. Now I have been happily relocated with my daughter to continental Europe.”
– Elizabeth – Pimlico May 2013

 

“Beckett Solicitors represented me in a childcare case. Not having used a solicitor before or had any issues with family reasons I was made to feel calm and confident about what was needed of me and what to expect, good news and bad. This made me very confident in Nadia’s ability to achieve the correct outcome for me and my daughter. I was always kept informed of where the case was and what was happening next and when. To add the staff at Beckett Solicitors were always very polite and helpful whenever I had a enquiries whether through a phone call or over e-mail.”
– Aron Fill – Gillingham May 2013

 

“This is not the first time I have used the services of Becketts Solicitors but I can guarantee that should I ever need the services of a Solicitor in the future I would not have to think twice in who to call. The quality of service received from Becketts is always of a very high standard and gives us the client confidence in a acceptable and positive outcome.”
– Matt Gale – Sittingbourne March 2013

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