Catherine Dow, Consultant Solicitor
Upon her qualification as a Solicitor in the West End of London in 1983, Catherine joined the Metropolitan Police Solicitors Department at New Scotland Yard, advising and representing the Police as an Advocate in many of London’s Magistrate Courts. Catherine was selected to join with lawyers from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to take part in the “Bow Street Pilot Scheme,” which set the framework for the process of prosecutions which exists today in England and Wales – The Crown Prosecution Service.
Catherine returned to the West End Practice in 1987, where she acted for clients in relation to their trials, bail applications, committal proceedings and pleas in mitigation. At this time, Catherine also represented soldiers at Courts Martial, when instructed to do so by the Army Legal Service.
Following her marriage in 1989, Catherine moved out of London to Buckinghamshire, to commence her specialism in the practice of family law.
Catherine’s involvement and close association with Breakthrough Family Law started in 2009 after a meeting with the Company’s founder, Jeannette Redway. Their shared values in seeking to resolve for people the effects of relationship breakdown in a rational, non-confrontational manner were immediately apparent, whether the issues related to children or finances. As a member of Resolution, Catherine embraces its Code of Conduct which is very much in line with her own approach to resolving the difficulties which are so often encountered by separating couples.
Call 01494 776696 and ask to speak to Catherine Dow for initial advice and to make an appointment.
Jeannette Redway, Solicitor
Jeannette Redway is a Family Solicitor, and Collaborative Lawyer with Breakthrough Family Law and Mediation. She is also an experienced Accredited Qualified Mediator and qualified with Resolution in 2008.
Jeannette has been practising Family Law for 27 years, and is able to utilise her legal knowledge and enhance her mediation practice by giving impartial information where appropriate. This, along with her unique ability to manage conflict enables her to offer an exceptional service to her mediation clients. Her experience in conflict resolution enhances her legal practice as a Family Solicitor, allowing her a greater ability to formulate lasting financial settlements. The longevity of her legal practice gives her the benefit of a wealth of experience and knowledge.
Jeannette is an experienced advocate, trainer, teacher and innovator. She has previously taught undergraduates at Universities, taught courses on the Legal Practice course and has been an external examiner on the Legal Practice Course at the London Metropolitan University.
In her spare time she enjoys snowboarding, hill walking, cycling and mountain biking.
Call 01494 776696 and ask to speak to Jeannette Redway for initial advice and to make an appointment.
Akash Soni, Solicitor
Akash undertook his training contract in London with national law firm Eversheds, qualifying in 2000.
Since qualification, Akash has been running a number of different businesses across a variety of industries including care homes and corporate workwear, whilst acting as a consultant to well respected law firm RadcliffesLeBrasseur.
Akash is currently the sole Director and owner of the practice and is passionately committed to ensuring all clients of Breakthrough Family Law receive an empathic and jargon free service that is both cost effective and tailored specifically to the client’s individual set of circumstances.
In his spare time and when not spending time with his young children, Akash plays golf, cycles competitively, pursues his interest in oenology and is an active fund raiser for Cancer Research UK.
Arti Soni, Business Development Manager
Arti has over 10 years experience as a Marketing Manager and Graphic Designer, having worked in a variety of different industries at different levels. Arti’s key priority is to ensure all of Breakthrough’s marketing initiatives reinforce its core value of not being dictatorial in approach, but allowing all client’s to be fully in control of their situation and using Breakthrough’s expert team to guide only as needed. Arti is also responsible for maintaining Breakthrough’s social media presence and keeping the public informed of all recent developments and changes in family law.
In her free time and when not busy with her two young children, Arti is a keen gymnast and enjoys Pilates and dancing. Arti practices meditation and frequently lectures on the benefits of self realisation.
Rosemary Bullock, Office Practice Manager
Rose has over 30 years experience as an administrator and bookkeeper and has worked for the firm for the past 5 years. In addition to running the office, Rose provides administrative support to Catherine Dow and Akash Soni.
Rose is a keen gym enthusiast and enjoys the cinema, theatre and tennis.
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