Hollie Knapman

Senior Associate Solicitor

Family Law, Children, Divorce and Separation, Prenuptial and Cohabitation Agreements, Domestic Abuse and Harassment

Location: Yeovil

Hollie is a Senior Associate in the family team with almost 14 years’ experience and deals with all family matters whether that be in relation to divorce and financial settlement, children disputes (public and private) and domestic abuse.

She specialises in dealing with complex financial matters following divorce involving businesses and significant pension provision (to include public sector and Armed Forces).

Hollie has also drafted a number of Pre-Nuptial Agreements for those who wish to protect their assets upon a potential divorce and can advise fully in respect of what needs to be included. Post-Nuptial Agreements are rarer, but Hollie is also able to assist with these should both parties be in agreement following their marriage.

Hollie is an experienced childcare practitioner and has advised a number of clients in relation to their childcare arrangements whether this be a dispute between parents or where the Local Authority have become involved. She can also advise in relation to Schedule 1 Children Act applications where needed and has recently been involved in a case for the Respondent which was successful.

She has worked closely with clients who have been victims of domestic abuse and understands the impact this has on the victim and their children. Hollie is able to secure Non-Molestation Orders and Occupation Orders where necessary. She is also able to ensure that any issues of domestic abuse are raised in the context of any proceedings and is very alive to the issues these can present and will aim to deal with them sensitively but appropriately.

Career Highlights

  • Hollie is regularly instructed in high-net-worth financial proceedings following divorce where the matrimonial assets exceed £1 million.
  • She has dealt with a number of complex private law children disputes including removal from the jurisdiction, Schedule 1 claims and protracted proceedings where the children are separately represented (through a Guardian) and there is an implacably hostile parent and alienation is a feature.
  • She is involved in a number of challenging public law children matters which involve non-accidental injuries, sexual abuse, severe neglect, domestic abuse, drug/alcohol use, mental health issues and parents with learning difficulties/disabilities.
  • Hollie is an experienced advocate at Court and regularly attend Court to represent her clients, but she also has close working relationships with barristers to ensure all clients have the best possible representation when needed.

Hollie is an accredited member of the Law Society Children Panel.

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“"Hollie was brilliant from start to finish. I was very impressed with the speed and quality of all communication. Highly recommended!"”

Mr Jones