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If you want Paula to attend court with you in the capacity of a McKenzie Friend, you will need to ask the court's permission and provide a copy of her CV which can be found below.



Paula Tanner


Employment History


Trainee Solicitor (2003 – 2005)

Peter Williams and Company


Solicitor (2005 – 2009)

Peter Williams and Company

Dealing with family, conveyancing, wills, probate and litigation


Associate Solicitor (2009 – 2013)

Peter Williams and Company

Head of Family – dealing with a wide-ranging all family caseload including divorce, cohabitation breakdown, child contact and residence disputes (now child arrangements), public law children cases and wardship.


Freelance Professional Support Lawyer (2014 – 2014)

Working for Jordan Publishing as a PSL on a freelance basis (see below for role description).


Professional Support Lawyer (2014 – 2017)

Jordan Publishing (owned by LexisNexis from January 2016)

Providing in-house support advising on family law developments including case law, legislation and policy. Providing PSL updates to major online legal texts such as Family Court Practice (The Red Book), Hershmann & McFarlane’s Children Law and Practice, Duckworth’s Matrimonial Property and Finance, and Emergency Remedies in the Family Court; writing Headnotes (case summaries) for the Family Law Reports (FLR); developing and working on practice support product PracticePlus; and writing regular articles and opinion pieces at www.familylaw.co.uk.


Divorce and Separation Consultant (2016 – present)

Ethos Family Solutions

Providing support and guidance to men and women going through a divorce or separation, or dealing with child arrangements. 


Accreditations and educational history

  • University of Wales, Swansea – LLB – 2:1 (1999 – 2002)
  • University of Glamorgan, Diploma in Legal Practice, Distinction (2003)
  • Admitted as a solicitor in September 2005
  • Advanced Member of the Law Society’s Family Panel (whilst in practise)
  • Resolution Accredited Specialist in Cohabitation, Children Law (Private) and Domestic Abuse (whilst in practise)
  • The Open University - MBA (2015)
  • Diploma in Domestic Violence & Abuse Awareness - Distinction (2018)