Holly Berner

Holly Berner

With over seven years’ experience in family law, Holly heads up the Woodfords family team, advising and representing clients in all aspects of private family law, including: divorce and financial arrangements on separation for married and unmarried couples; pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements; children matters; and cohabitation agreements. Holly acts for clients in the Family Court and High Court, and seeks to reach agreements in the best interest of her clients wherever possible.

Holly joined Woodfords in October 2013, having previously worked at a legal Aid law centre. She is a member of Resolution, and is also chair of trustees for Ray’s Playhouse, a children’s centre providing daily inclusive stay and play sessions for under 5′s with parents and carers in Sands End, Fulham.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting in a High Court matter involving an offshore trust and arguments as to nuptialisation
  • Successful application for the capitalisation of a school fees order on enforcement
  • Leading a case involving a contested financial agreement from the early 1990s, which the court upheld as a concluded financial agreement following a final hearing
  • Working for mothers and fathers in contested private law children disputes, as well as preparing Child Arrangements Agreements out of court

What Holly’s clients say

Lately I worked with Holly. She is bright, knowledgeable, diligent, detailed and I 100% trusted the advice she was giving me. She made what was a very unpleasant situation bearable as she is warm, has high empathy and genuinely cares about her clients.

Holly Berner was fantastic! She's very professional, patient and extremely knowledgeable. Communication was great and I was guided through the process with great care and empathy. Cannot recommend Woodfords highly enough!”