Partner

Beverley Morris

Head of Lodders' Family law team

Beverley Morris, Family Law, in Birmingham

Short bio:

I am a partner and head up the Family team at Lodders.

My focus is on financial work.

My Supreme Court decision in Mills v Mills helped to shape the law on spousal maintenance, and my reported decisions in the case of Moses Taiga v Taiga (2005) EWCA Civ 1013 continue with Mr Justice Cohen making the latest in several reported decisions – MT v OT (2018) EWHC 868 Fam. This case has covered subjects as diverse as maintenance pending suit to provision under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.

I enjoy complicated financial situations where the objective must continue to be to resolve matters swiftly, amicably, and cost-effectively in furtherance of my client’s best interests.

My commitment to Resolution West Midlands affords me an opportunity to continue to promote the development of family law and the training of family professionals in the region.


I am based in Birmingham but my work takes me all over the country.

What I excel in:

  • Financial provision on divorce, nullity and judicial separation.
  • Financial provision for children pursuant to Schedule 1 Children Act 1989
  • Pre and postnuptial agreements
  • Advising third parties who may seek to intervene or have been made parties to financial proceedings
  • Jurisdictional disputes

Career highlights

  • 20 years in representing one of the parties in the case widely reported as MT v OT [2018] EWHC 868 (Fam), including strenuously pursuing maintenance pending suit (in divorce proceedings) and maintenance to include legal fees (in Schedule 1 Children Act 1989 proceedings. Click here to view.
  • Representing the husband in the Supreme Court in Mills v Mills. Click here to view.
  • Acting for the wife in the reported decision of the Court of Appeal in Aly v Aly [2015] EWCA Civ 947, following which there was some fairly controversial and not entirely accurate press reporting over the wife having secured 100% of the matrimonial assets.
  • Recognition within my peer group for my commitment to family law
  • Recognition in Chambers UK and Legal 500
Case Study

Mills v Mills – in the Supreme Court

Lodders represents the husband in this case, Graham Owen Mills.

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Paul Mourton of Lodders retains top place in Chambers 2022
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Lodders retains top place in Chambers 2022 Guide

Ten of Lodders’ senior team are named in the guide.

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Lodders in the legal 500
Case Study

Top tier Legal 500 rankings for Lodders

Lodders has retained its rankings in The Legal 500.

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Beverley Morris, Family Law, in Birmingham
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Are parents over-relying on courts to solve disputes?

The Nuffield report highlights concerns over access to justice.

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“Beverley Morris is probably the most impressive family lawyer I’ve ever dealt with, both in terms of her capability and her work ethic.” 

 

“She has a clear view on the long-term strategy of a case, knows the goal she wants to achieve and is an unbelievably hard worker who is very dedicated to her clients.”

 

“Beverley is an indefatigable operator who is creative, extremely energetic and cares deeply about her work.”

 

She is dedicated to getting the best for her clients.”

 

Chambers and Partners

 

Help or advice with family law matters

Reach out to Lodders’ expert and friendly team – contact Beverley Morris directly or use the enquiry form and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

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