Fotoulla Menikou

Family Lawyer


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Fotoulla is a specialist family law partner, advising on all aspects of private family law matters. She has significant pre-qualification experience, having worked in the legal profession for over twenty years and is the former family law partner of an Essex based firm where she headed up the firm’s family law department. She also has a strong background in the financial services sector, which aides her in dealing with the often complex financial aspects of divorce and separation. 

Fotoulla’s strength is her effectiveness as a communicator and her ability to build a rapport with clients, quickly earning their trust. She is often commended for her ability to get to the heart of the matter and provide cost effective, clear and pragmatic advice to clients. 

Fotoulla is extremely passionate about the work she undertakes and is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for clients whilst preserving vital family relationships. She adopts a sensitive approach to her cases, but is not afraid to take firm and decisive action where necessary. 

The wellbeing of her clients is of paramount importance to Fotoulla. She is wholeheartedly committed to ensuring they are fully supported, guiding them through every aspect of their matter. 

Fotoulla is based in Essex, however, she provides expert family law advice to clients across England. 

Fotoulla's Experience

Securing a fixed charge mesher order for a wife in financial remedy proceedings on divorce 

Securing a residence order for a father in respect of his 18 month old son and dealing with children matters more generally to include applications for child arrangements orders, specific issue orders and prohibited steps orders 

Dealing with domestic abuse and making applications for clients under the Family Law Act for non-molestation/occupation orders, including on an emergency basis 

Securing a parental responsibility order for a grandparent 

Successfully defending a Respondent’s application for Decree Absolute, prior to the financial aspects of the parties divorce being finalised 

Fotoulla is a huge foodie and enjoys spending time with family and friends. Family is at the heart of everything Fotoulla does.  

When she is not working, Fotoulla can often be found in a field playing with her sister’s miniature horses and pygmy goats! 


Fotoulla is a very professional, organised and knowledgeable solicitor.  She has maintained a calm manner throughout my divorce proceedings that have at times been protracted and difficult.  Having experienced a number of solicitors for a variety of reasons it was clear to see that she is highly skilled and consistent.  I would highly recommend her services. 

“Fotoulla Menikou has been amazing in helping me through a difficult moment in my life. Not only is she outstandingly professional but also kind and caring, and very thorough in everything she does. She has explained everything in such detail and was very helpful in every way. 

I cannot thank her enough for everything she has done for me!” 

Fotoulla was very helpful and professional. I felt she listened to my concerns and showed compassion. This is something so important when dealing with family law matters. I felt it was easy to talk to her. She is clearly experienced and knowledgeable of her field, immediately identifying several legal options for me to consider regarding my circumstances. Fotoulla is credit to the legal profession and I would have no hesitation in recommending her. 

“I contacted Fotoulla for some legal advice regarding some complexities I was struggling with in relation to my divorce. She was phenomenal, incredibly knowledgeable but also incredibly compassionate and understanding. I felt like I was talking to an incredibly knowledgeable friend. 

I can’t rate her highly enough and I would strongly recommend her services. I have dealt with a few family solicitors over the last couple of years and she is the best.” 

Fotoulla was recommended to me by a friend. I found her to be both knowledgeable and professional. She is kind and empathetic and made the entire process as painless as possible, explaining everything to me in great detail. I thoroughly recommend her services!