Wendy Beacom
  • Wendy Beacom

  • Chartered Legal Executive

Joined TBI in: August 2017
Position: Chartered Legal Executive
Specialises in: Divorce and Separation, Finances, Nuptial and Cohabitation Agreements, Child Arrangements
Qualification: Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
Education: Kirby College/Cilex

A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, Wendy Beacom's experience in Family Law spans three decades and counting.

Tilly Bailey & Irvine is delighted to have had her expertise in solving complex divorce matters from the team's Wynyard office since 2017.

Wendy's expertise in the family team is very much favoured by Private Clients and those with business interests alike. Her practice of resolving financial issues arising from divorce proceedings, separation or the breakdown of a relationship where parties are not married stand her out in these fields.

Wendy advises clients with more complex issues involving trusts, business interests and farming cases be this upon separation or in preparation of nuptial agreements. She also advises parties who are in a weaker position financially securing interim arrangements so that they are not disadvantaged during the course of their case.

Wendy advises on issues relating to arrangements for children, e.g. with which parent a child should live/spend time or on specific points of dispute such as the change of a child’s name or where a child should be educated. Wendy has been involved in cases involving the relocation of a child’s home both within the UK and outside. These cases by their very nature are difficult and challenging.

Whilst Wendy’s patience and approachability is welcomed by clients and professionals alike she has the technical expertise and experience to ensure that clients are provided with the best possible bespoke advice and representation throughout.

She is a Resolution accredited specialist in complex financial issues and children issues. Resolution is a national organisation made up of specialist family lawyers who are committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes.

"Through circumstances completely beyond anyone's control, I was left in dire straits and needing immediate legal help. As fortune had it, Wendy came to my assistance at ultra short notice, and I can't tell you how much I appreciate your help! I found her easy to talk to and a pleasure to work with." (PC)

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A gymnast having grown up in the era of the great Eastern Block gymnasts but having to face the fact that I was really not that flexible! Reality must have kicked in after that as I did not know which profession I wanted to be in but liked the idea of walking down the street with a brief case. Little did I know that one or two years later I would be walking in to court rooms with my brief case.
 
Why law as a career?
 
I was working as a secretary in a law firm and was trusted to have a greater involvement in the preparation of documents but also I like the interaction with people. Family law allows me interaction with which I thoroughly enjoy. My clients are going through a journey in their lives and I want to make sure that journey is one they go through coming out the other side positively.
 
Describe any interesting facts about yourself
 
Finding out that I enjoy standing on the side of a football pitch watching an actual game.  My son is passionate about football and I am constantly being cross-examined as to who plays for which team.

Being amazed that I can bake a mean lemon drizzle cake.

Going from my couch to running 5km for charity.  It may not be the GNR but believe me it felt like it!

What one thing could you not live without?

My family

Hobbies and interests

Whilst I am no great cook, I love to cook at home for family and friends. The whole sociable side to catching up with everyone’s news over the dinner table is a real winner for me. 

We have recently acquired a dog who is a little darling but I’m not sure how I’ve been roped into doing the early morning walks!