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Women in Law Awards 2020 FAMILY LAW WWW.LAWYER-MONTHLY.COM - 23 - DANIELLE BENTLEY SOLICITOR AT HERRINGTON CARMICHAEL LLP www.herrington-carmichael.com ABOUT DANIELLE BENTLEY Danielle is a Solicitor in Family Law at Herrington Carmichael, joining in 2016, advising clients on a broad spectrum of family issues from the matrimonial finances on the breakdown of a marriage, complex proceedings relating to the arrangements for children, and cohabitation disputes between non-married couples. She also has significant experience in advising and preparing pre and post nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements as a means of preventing or limiting the disputes should the couple ever face a separation or divorce. Danielle is a committed member of Resolution; an organisation of family lawyers who aim to deal with family disputes in a constructive and non-adversarial way. Danielle was elected as the secretary for the Buckinghamshire and Berkshire Region of Resolution by the region’s members at the end of 2018. Danielle dedicates a lot of free time to the region by organising seminars for members in the local region, networking events and socials. As part of her work with regional Resolution, Danielle has also been invited to attend the Resolution Regional Liaison Committee meeting as a spokesperson for the regional members to explain the difficulties family law practitioners are facing in light of covid-19 and how Resolution can help its members. A strong advocate of all means of alternative dispute resolution, Danielle recognises the importance of resolving disputes as swiftly and amicably as possible for all of her clients. Danielle undertook her mediation foundation training in 2019 and is now also a qualified mediator, currently working towards accredited mediator status. Danielle is also currently working towards becoming a Resolution Accredited Specialist. The Resolution Accreditation Scheme is a rigorous assessment process to demonstrate the highest levels of knowledge, practical application of the law and best practice. Danielle has also been recognised as a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 2018, 2019 and 2020. Born and raised in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Danielle obtained her degree in law (LLB Hons) from the University of Birmingham before studying the Legal Practice Course in Guildford. Following her studies, Danielle secured her training contract and qualified as a solicitor in 2014. After qualification, Danielle focused her practice exclusively in family law and joined a niche family law practice in Berkshire where her focus was on advising high net worth individuals in respect of their divorce and financial settlement. W .LAWYER-MONTHLY.C OM UNITED KINGDOM

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