I have extensive experience in all aspects of family law. I specialise in matrimonial law, including childcare, divorce, financial settlement, prenuptial agreements and private law children matters.
I have an efficient and professional approach to cases. I am determined and enthusiastic, and build strong working relationships with clients.
I advise and represent parents, children, extended family members and children’s guardians in all types of public law proceedings. These include proceedings where the local authority has applied for emergency protection orders, care orders or where parents apply for contact with the children in care or for the discharge of care orders.
I also assist clients through divorce and relationship breakdown, and have experience in high net worth cases and complex financial disputes.
I qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and joined Battens in 2006. In 2010, I became a member of the Law Society Children Panel.
I am now a senior associate solicitor and head of department for the Family Team.
In my spare time, I like travelling and enjoy sports to maintain an active lifestyle.
Gidley is 'particularly well prepared, experienced and imaginative in her approach to the financial remedies cases of her clients, blending practical common sense with a sound knowledge of practice and procedure.'