PartnerI am a farmer’s daughter from Pembrokeshire in South Wales . I have lived in Cirencester for 20years . I was a Partner in a local Cirencester practice for 15years undertaking all forms of litigation before joining a top 200 commercial law firm in Cheltenham, where I spent 5 years building a new Family Law Team and significantly extended the firm’s existing private client offering.
I have known Tanners by reputation for the past 20 years and was delighted to join them in November 2016 in order to build a new Family Law Team in the heart of the Cotswolds and to use the business planning skills that I have learnt over the past 5 years to help the business grow generally.
I deal with all aspects of Family Law. This includes dealing with financial disputes between husbands and wives and people who live together; resolving the living arrangements for any children and helping private individuals and businesses to use wealth planning tools like Pre Nuptial or Post Nuptial Agreements to succession plan. I have a strong network so am able to work with other specialists to provide comprehensive and tailored solutions where family matters coincide with Trust, tax, inheritance or other, wider issues.
My broad experience of litigation coupled with having been an owning partner in both a private client and commercial law practices makes me unique as a family lawyer with the skill set to look after private individuals and businesses and a wide range of matters . I am able to deal with complex and difficult situations in a determined but sensitive manner and my goal is always to get the best possible result for my client working in partnership with them. I am a member of Resolution ( www. Resolution.org.uk) and one of their accredited specialists in complex financial cases. I am also a trained Collaborative Lawyer promoting a non confrontational approach wherever possible.
I am ranked as one of the leading practitioners in the County by the legal directories:
Elizabeth Saunders displays “remarkable levels of empathy and care” and is recommended for high value divorce cases- Legal 500 ( 2016)
Elizabeth Saunders is lead partner of the firm's family law team. "They absolutely have strength. They have a presence and they know what they are doing." Elizabeth is recommended for her handling of complex matrimonial finance matters, and is praised for being "knowledgeable on big-money cases and not fazed by complex financial arrangements." - Chambers and Partners (2016)