Elizabeth Ford

Elizabeth Ford is the Head of the Family Department and Solicitor specialising in all aspects of family law.  She is an Accredited Family Mediator and keen advocate of alternative forms of dispute resolution.

Having completed her training contract with the firm in 2010, Elizabeth qualified into the family department and was subsequently promoted to the partnership in 2015.  In the same year, she completed her training as a Family Mediator.

Elizabeth’s wealth of experience ensures that she is able to provide practical and accurate advice to clients in a wide range of situations.  She has recently been accredited by Resolution as a Specialist in Finance and Children cases and she regularly advises on nuptial agreements, divorce, financial issues following the breakdown of a relationship and arrangements for children.  Since qualification, Elizabeth has represented numerous parents about whose children the Local Authority has raised concerns.

Elizabeth is a Family Mediator, accredited with the Law Society and Family Mediation Council, offering clients the option to resolve problems directly with the other person involved and avoid court proceedings.  She regularly helps separating couples make plans for their finances and children.  Elizabeth is able to offer Mediation, Information and Assessment Meetings (“MIAMs”) and legally aided mediation (subject to qualification).

As an active member of Resolution, the needs of the whole family remain at the heart of Elizabeth’s practice.  She is practical and sympathetic whilst providing realistic advice and options to her clients.  Keen to avoid unnecessary conflict, Elizabeth promotes alternative forms of dispute resolution including family mediation but where necessary, advises her clients clearly and supportively about court proceedings.  Elizabeth is a committee member of Hampshire Resolution and previously chaired Hampshire Young Resolution.

Out of work, Elizabeth enjoys singing with the Basingstoke Choral Society, walking in the Lake District and trying out new recipes on her family and friends.


  • “The help and advice I received from Elizabeth was extremely good”
  • “Business-like, tactful and sympathetic”
  • “Very happy with outcome of final court hearing and the way Elizabeth dealt with my case”

Elizabeth can be contacted by email at eford@brainchasecoles.co.uk

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