Bury St Edmunds
Elisabeth qualified as a solicitor in 2001 having trained in Suffolk. Elisabeth specialised in family law from the start of her legal career and has worked for a number of large regional firms being based, for the most part, in the Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds area.
Elisabeth specialises in high value divorce and complex children cases. She trained as a collaborative lawyer in 2005 and uses many of the non-confrontational skills that the collaborative process requires to enable her clients to achieve the best possible outcome. Elisabeth works alongside financial experts, mediators and counsellors to ensure her clients are fully supported, both emotionally and financially, throughout the legal process. Elisabeth is known for her pragmatic approach to problem solving and is able to cut through the legal terminology to enable all clients to have a clear plan about how their case will progress.
Elisabeth often is asked to advise on financial agreements before a couple marry (pre-nups) and where a couple are about to live together but have no plans to marry a cohabitation agreement can be negotiated.
Elisabeth is a member of Resolution and sits on the committee for Cambridge & West Suffolk Resolution, currently as secretary for the group. Resolution’s code of conduct ensures that all members promote a constructive approach to family issues that considers the needs of the whole family.
Elisabeth has co-authored a book focusing on the practical steps that people may wish to think about when a family breakdown occurs. The fourth edition is due to be published in Autumn 2020.
‘Managing Separation and Divorce’ by Elisabeth Sneade and Diane Roome.
Outside of work Elisabeth is an amateur musician.