Alexandra Wilks

Solicitor
Alexandra Wilks

Alex qualified as a solicitor in 2010.

She has practised in family law since qualification having trained and worked in Central London before joining the Children and Family Law Department at ITN Solicitors in July 2016.

Alex advises upon all matters relating to divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships as well as the financial matters which arise upon the breakdown of a marriage or civil partnership. She also deals with property disputes and other issues relating to unmarried couples as well as financial provision for children under the Children Act 1989.

Alex has considerable experience of private law children matters, and advises on all issues relating to parental responsibility, child arrangements and parental disputes relating to children. She has a particular interest in cases with an international element including applications to remove a child out of the jurisdiction and international child abduction work.

Alex can also advise clients regarding domestic violence, applications for non-molestation and occupation orders and applications in relation to female genital mutilation (FGM) orders.

Alex is a Member of Resolution and is a volunteer legal advisor for Rights of Women. In her spare time, Alex enjoys yoga, running and spending time with her family.

 

Prominent Cases

  • Negotiating lump sum settlement for client in complex and emotive case where assets held predominantly with another party;
  • Successfully representing client to defeat an application to uphold terms of pre-nuptial agreement;
  • Representing clients and successfully restoring contact where it has been withdrawn by the other party or significantly limited by one party;
  • Representing grandparent clients in intractable dispute with father in relation to special guardianship proceedings;
  • Successfully representing client and concluding an agreement in contentious dispute concerning application brought by client’s same sex partner to relocate abroad with their respective children;
  • Assisting on reported cases of CF v KM [2010] EWHC 1754 (Fam) and DE v AB [2011] EWHC 3792 (Fam) relating to financial provision for children under Schedule 1 Children Act 1989;
  • Successfully representing a client in private children (specific issue) proceedings whereby children ordered to attend client’s preferred schools (and representing same client in financial remedy proceedings to successfully limit financial claims of the other party);
  • Representing respondent client facing the summary return of child to Turkey under the 1980 Hague Convention on Child Abduction. Obtaining a negotiated agreement for child to remain in UK;
  • Successfully representing vulnerable client in removing draconian elements of FGM order made against her.