Zoey Arscott is a Chartered Legal Executive and has worked in family law since 2004. You can call Zoey on 01227 201493.
Zoey can assist you with a broad range of issues including:
- Divorce, and is a trained collaborative practitioner
- Financial arrangements arising from divorce; Zoey strongly advocates dealing with matters in an amicable and non-confrontational way without the need for contested court proceedings
- Dealing with financial matters by negotiation and drafting consent orders
- Dealing with disputes between unmarried couples, such as where there is jointly owned property, and preparation of cohabitation/separation agreements, and
- Private children disputes including Child Arrangements Orders and Prohibited Steps Orders.
Zoey is a member of Resolution and is trained to family solicitor standards. Resolution is a national organisation of family lawyers and members follow a code of practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems. Zoey is also recommended in The Legal 500, an annual guide to the UK's leading lawyers.
If you would like to meet with Zoey, she can see you at her office or be flexible about the location. You would also be welcome to telephone Zoey for an initial chat before you make an appointment.
Every client and case is different. Zoey will guide you through the options available to you and discuss the relevant law and any legal issues.
Zoey sums herself up as being thorough, hardworking and empathetic. She is courteous, polite and easy to get along with. Zoey will ensure that you fully understand every step of the way.
Outside work Zoey is a qualified personal trainer and in her spare time enjoys the gym, spending time with her family, cooking and the odd glass of wine.
Zoey explains who the collaborative process suits, what makes the practice unique, and the benefits of this approach.
Here Zoey explains how 'no fault divorce' reforms, introduced in 2022 were expected to lead to fewer contentious divorces, allowing couples to concentrate on resolving their matrimonial finances and child arrangements in a more constructive manner.
Zoey's clients often give excellent feedback and one of them gave permission for his comments to be published here.
"My case has now been finalised and was successful. The case itself was a Child Arrangements Order, whereby I was seeking substantial unsupervised overnight contact with my biological daughter and step-son. There were many difficulties facing me during the case, but, ultimately, we got the outcome we were looking for. Although my contact with my step-son is non-existent, my contact with my daughter is going to progress to overnight contact from early next year, which was totally unimaginable at the start of this year. Although the situation, in terms of my contact with my step-son has been deeply upsetting for me, Zoey always remained realistic, which I am grateful for.
"Firstly, I would like to say how impressed I was with her total professionalism throughout my case. She was very confident in her abilities; which, in turn, filled me with confidence. Zoey was very accommodating throughout the case and always put 100% effort in. She was always fully focused on the case in hand and never seemed distracted; which meant a great deal to me that she was fully attentive to my case and what it needed to obtain a positive outcome. Zoey was always very positive, but also realistic. She never gave me false hope that we could get an outcome that was very unlikely to get. Having said that, she was always ‘glass half-full’ and that positivity that she gave off was absorbed by myself and, in turn, helped me realise that the outcome we were hoping for was actually possible. Before I spoke to Zoey for the first time, I honestly thought it was impossible to get a positive outcome, but she changed my mind-set completely. Zoey was constantly giving me frequent updates and always provided me with relevant documents within a reasonable timeframe. She always made herself available, where possible, to answer any questions or allay any fears that I had relating to the case. Zoey went above and beyond for me, to give us the best chance of a positive outcome. I will be forever grateful for all her help and endeavour throughout the case and I am certain that without Zoey, the outcome we obtained would not have been possible. The best thing I have ever done was to contact Boys and Maughan in the first instance. Zoey has shown complete dedication and is a credit to the firm.
"I would highly recommend Boys and Maughan, but especially Zoey, to family and friends; if they were unfortunate enough to go through a similar situation to myself and need legal representation."