Alexandra Wilks

Alexandra Wilks

Alex is an experienced family law solicitor having practised exclusively in this area of law since she qualified in 2010. Alex advises on all aspects of private family law including divorce/dissolution of civil partnerships and related financial settlements, disputes involving cohabitation and property issues, financial provision under Schedule 1 of Children Act, domestic violence and private children matters including child arrangements and  relocation of children.

Alex has an eye for detail and is known for her ability to identify key issues early on in a case, enabling her to achieve practical solutions and good results for her clients.

As a member of Resolution, Alex is committed to adopting a non-confrontational approach when dealing with client matters. She sensitively guides and supports her clients through the legal issues they face, providing them with constructive, focused and pragmatic advice. Alex listens carefully and attentively to the client’s objectives and individual needs. Whilst she is committed to resolving matters amicably, she has a robust approach where needed and has significant experience of court proceedings.

Alex has a breadth of experience and expertise in financial remedy matters. She has frequently advised clients in complex financial matters often involving company assets, third party interests, trusts and assets held abroad. She also has experience of advising clients on cohabitation matters including disputes as to property and financial relief for children of unmarried parents.   

Alex’s other area of expertise is private children matters. She has significant experience in this area and advises on child arrangements (including where a child shall live and with whom they shall spend time with) and issues relating to parental responsibility. This may concern the education, medical care or religion of a child or whether a parent can relocate with a child either within the UK or abroad.

Alex regularly represents parties in complex, intractable disputes concerning their children as well as in cases involving significant welfare concerns where other agencies may be involved. Alex focuses on finding practical and workable solutions for her clients in all of her cases, and tailors her advice to each client’s personal circumstances. Alex also has a particular interest  and experience in cases with an international element including international relocation of children and child abduction.

Alex can advise clients regarding domestic violence, applications for non-molestation and occupation orders and applications in relation to female genital mutilation (FGM) orders.

Alex is also a member of Resolution and the Law Society and also volunteers as a Legal Advisor for Rights of Women. 

Alex speaks French and conversational Spanish.


“Words will never describe how thankful I am for your hard work and dedication. Seriously. Your work was so much more than what I could afford. Thank you so very much for that.”

Prominent Cases

  • Successfully representing client in complex high net matrimonial finance case and securing favourable financial settlement on client’s behalf by of way round table negotiations  (including uncovering assets not previously disclosed by other party);
  • Representing applicant mother in international child relocation case and successfully obtaining order for client to relocate overseas with her child;
  • Successfully representing wife in securing financial settlement in her application for financial remedy after an overseas divorce under Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984;
  • Successfully representing client and concluding an agreement in contentious and intractable dispute concerning application brought by client’s same sex partner to relocate abroad with their respective children;
  • Negotiating significant financial lump sum settlement for elderly client in complex and emotive matrimonial case where client had significant care needs, the assets were held predominantly with other party and other party sought to hide assets;
  • Successfully representing wife to defeat an application to uphold terms of pre-nuptial agreement;
  • Representing parents and successfully restoring contact and obtaining child arrangements orders when contact has been withdrawn by the other party or significantly limited by one party;
  • Representing parents in complex child arrangement proceedings involving domestic violence, mental health and substance misuse issues;
  • Representing grandparent clients in intractable dispute with father in relation to special guardianship proceedings;
  • Assisting on reported cases of CF v KM [2010] EWHC 1754 (Fam) and DE v AB [2011] EWHC 3792 (Fam) relating to financial provision for children under Schedule 1 Children Act 1989;
  • Successfully representing client in private children (specific issue) proceedings whereby children ordered to attend client’s preferred schools (and representing same client in financial remedy proceedings to successfully limit financial claims of the other party);
  • Representing respondent client facing the summary return of child to Turkey under the 1980 Hague Convention on Child Abduction. Obtaining a negotiated agreement for child to remain in UK;
  • Successfully representing vulnerable client in removing draconian elements of FGM order made against her.