Dornier has practised exclusively in family law on the North-Eastern Circuit for over 25 years and has extensive practical and court experience. Her principal areas of practise are private law children and finance work, Dornier prides herself on being able to act for clients in both areas of dispute providing invaluable continuity and advice to instructing solicitors and clients across the North of England. With a wealth of experience in all issues relating to the welfare of children Dornier has particular expertise in complex relocation cases, both internal and external and intractable contact disputes. She is also a recognised expert in high value financial relief cases, especially those involving companies, partnerships, farms and “hidden wealth”.
With a fierce reputation for attention to detail in the preparation of cases, her skilled and effective advocacy and reputation for always going the extra mile, Dornier is both respected by the Judiciary and highly sought after by instructing solicitors for her success in cases. She is a firm believer in practical, no-nonsense advice and prides herself on her open and easy to approach manner which is regularly reported by the Legal Press. As well as being fluent in French and the mother of three busy teenage children, Dornier still finds time to regularly deliver legal seminars on a range of topics and is the governor of 2 local schools.