Fiona Apthorpe

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address-icon Number 1 Pride Place, Pride Park, Derby
DE24 8QR,
United Kingdom

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  • Resolution accredited specialist
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I am a Partner and head Geldards’ Family Team across our four offices. I am an experienced specialist family lawyer, Family Mediator, Family Arbitrator, Private Financial Dispute Resolution Judge, Collaborative Family Lawyer and experienced Deputy District Judge/Specialist Financial Remedies Judge.

I am the only Chambers Band 1 ranked family lawyer in the Derby area and am recognised as one of the top three leading family lawyers in the East Midlands by the Legal 500 and am listed as a leading lawyer by Wiselaw.

I specialise in more complex medium to high net worth financial cases (particularly those involving businesses, inherited assets, farms and family-owned or controlled assets/Trusts), wealth protection, Pre-Nuptial Agreements and same-sex marriage/civil partnership breakdowns.

My extensive experience and reputation in financial remedy cases have attracted instructions from many wealthy businessmen and women and high net worth individuals including the Trustees of Family Trusts, sports managers, footballers and an MP. I negotiate multi-million-pound complex financial settlements and am regularly instructed by affluent London clients at the recommendation of their barristers.

My firm but fair, pragmatic and determined yet respectful approach has led to instructions on several occasions from parties whom I acted against in their first divorce!


Out of court services offered

Areas of work
Children (divorce and separation) Finances (divorce and separation)
Offers mediation for
Children issues Finance issues All issues
Offers arbitration for
Finance issues
Other services
Offers mediation information and assessment meetings (MIAMs) FMC Member

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Accreditations & memberships

Resolution accreditations
Advocacy Financial Remedy Proceedings Children Law - Private
External accreditations & memberships

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