Eve Anstey

  • 2005
Eve Anstey

“really professional and straight to the point”


"I have complete confidence in her abilities."

Client, 2017

"I find her genuine and very natural/human and approachable."

Client, 2017

"She is strong and tenacious and she delivers practical solutions."

Client, 2017

"I would recommend Eve as she is a strong advocate offering practical solutions for both advice and representation."

Client, 2017

"The feedback from clients is that they feel reassured from the outset that Eve has full knowledge of their case."

Client, 2017

Practice Overview

Eve specialises solely in family cases for private clients. Her experience in the areas of matrimonial finance, TOLATA, Children Act and domestic violence applications means that she is often instructed to assist one client through a number of proceedings; providing confidence and consistency.

Her clients appreciate her straightforward and intelligent approach and she has a reputation for being well received by those clients who need robust advice and firm assistance in navigating through the court process. Eve is also able to handle vulnerable clients with sensitivity, compassion and well thought through advice. Solicitors regularly instruct Eve as they are confident that their clients will feel that they have been listened to and their case has been furthered as vigorously as possible.

Her criminal law experience makes her a particularly effective cross examiner and her advocacy is a key strength. Eve’s previous public law practice also makes her a very useful source of knowledge when the Local Authority become involved in private law proceedings. Eve is a particularly skilful negotiator and has been regularly instructed, to great effect, in matters that have been considered intractable, often against particularly difficult opponents and LIPs.

Children (private law)

  • Resolving long term and previously entrenched CAO cases, acting both for parents and Children’s Guardians
  • Proceedings successfully challenging Cafcass recommendations
  • Proceedings relating to the abduction and return of children, both within and outside the jurisdiction
  • Advising and advocating in relation to parental alienation cases
  • Transfer of residence cases
  • Proceedings involving complex findings of fact, including post a determination in the criminal courts
  • Leave to remove from the jurisdiction cases, including detailed advice on statements and exhibits
  • Navigating complex cases where both Cafcass and Local Authorities are involved

Family Finance

  • Matrimonial finance
  • Advising and advocating in financial remedy cases from FDA to Final Hearing
  • Representation of clients in variation and enforcements proceedings, including committal
  • Advocacy for cases including issues of third party property interests, pre-matrimonial assets, business valuations and adult children with disabilities
  • Providing advice on tackling complicated disclosure issues
  • Drafting appeal documents leading to permission to appeal being granted


  • Cases involving claims pursuant to Schedule I of the Children Act for financial provision
  • Advising on the civil rules involved in making TOLATA applications
  • Assisting clients with smaller pots to maximise the court whilst minimising costs

Domestic Violence & Injunctions

  • Helping clients to achieve the protection they need, both with and without notice applications
  • Advising on the interplay between Children Act applications and the best route forward