Vanessa Gardiner



About Vanessa

Vanessa is a Partner in our Family law team in Oxford with extensive experience in all aspects of family and matrimonial law.

Vanessa has specialised in family law throughout her career. She joined the Family team at Royds Withy King from Gateley Legal, where she was a Legal Director.

Vanessa has significant experience and expertise in dealing with cases involving aspects of narcissistic behaviour and other personality and psychiatric disorders.

She has been a trained collaborative lawyer since 2010 and understands the benefits for the family as a whole of practising in a conciliatory manner, with both lawyers and clients working on a face-to-face basis, with integrity and willingness to achieve bespoke settlements and arrangements.

Vanessa is experienced in all aspects of family and matrimonial law including:

  • divorce
  • separation
  • complex high net worth financial and property disputes, including intervener proceedings and financial settlement after a foreign divorce
  • pre- and post-nuptial agreements
  • children arrangements
  • domestic abuse


  • Resolution
  • Thames Valley Collaborative Family Lawyers POD
  • Thames Valley Family Lawyers Society