Beverley is a managing director of Philcox Gray and joint head of the Family team. She has represented many children and other parties in public and private Children Act proceedings, including the Official Solicitor in family proceedings where parents have lacked capacity because of mental health or learning difficulties. In recent years she has focused on complex care cases and adoptions.
After graduating, Beverley left Liverpool to train as a solicitor in a London City firm, where she was involved with family, including a number of high net worth cases, conveyancing and employment work. She joined Philcox Gray as a newly qualified solicitor in 1992; she and Sheila Donn took over the practice in 1997, since when the firm has grown to its current size of 25 staff.
Beverley has a number of other management responsibilities, including acting as the firm’s Compliance Officer for Legal Practice and steering the firm through the process of Lexcel accreditation – in effect, she is in charge of making sure the firm meets the highest standards. She has been a member of the Law Society Children Panel since 1996, and is a member of the Association of Lawyers for Children and of Resolution, the national organisation of family lawyers committed to a constructive, non-confrontational approach to divorce, separation and other family problems.
Beverley provides training in family law for students at Southbank University Legal Advice Clinic and advises pro bono there.