Anna Patsalides

Anna Patsalides

Family Law - Solicitor

St Albans Office

01727 845245

Recent work

Anna Patsalides is a solicitor in the Family Department based at our St Albans office.

Anna was educated at Shrewsbury sixth form college and went on to study Law and complete the Legal Practice Course at the University of Cardiff. Anna qualified as a solicitor in September 2015.

Anna provides specialist advice in a wide range of family issues including divorce and separation, financial remedy and children matters. Anna benefits from background in civil litigation and therefore has a broad understanding of overlapping legal issues.

Anna adopts a sensitive and practical approach to resolution wherever possible. Anna is committed to understanding the particular needs of a client and works hard to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients. Anna provides clear, coherent and constructive advice. She aims to support clients through what can be a very traumatic period in their lives.

Anna has recently succeeded in applying for the court’s permission for a mother to return home to Poland with her young daughter after the father refused to give his permission.


In her spare time Anna acts as a governor for a special needs school in Hertfordshire. Anna is vice chair of the committee and chair of the Finance & Resources committee. She is able to draw on her professional and personal skills to help the school on a voluntary basis.

Anna feels privileged to be act as a governor for the school and to be able to give something back to the local community.

She also enjoys travelling and socialising with family and friends in her spare time.

Pensions on divorce – inequality between men and women and some eye opening statistics

By Anna Patsalides | 28 September 2021

Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research (MICRA), has recently published a report in respect to pension sharing on divorce. The report concludes that pension sharing on divorce could have a substantial impact on women’s finances on retirement. One of the most shocking statistics shows that for those aged between 65-69, median pension wealth for men is…

Parenting after Divorce

By Anna Patsalides | 10 September 2021

When two people get married so much preparation goes in to thinking about the wedding, the vows you make to one another and your future life together. You can spend hours agonising over the colour of the bridesmaids’ dresses and what the cake is going to look like. If you then go on to have…

Breaking News: The end of the blame game – No Fault Divorce set to come in to force in April 2022.

By Anna Patsalides | 8 June 2021

After decades of campaigning the UK is set to introduce a very overdue shake up of family law which will mean couples no longer need to establish a fault fact or separation fact in order to divorce. It also means that couples can jointly make a statement of irretrievable breakdown in a marriage if they…

A Christmas Proposal

By Anna Patsalides | 21 January 2020

As we embark on the New Year, many will be celebrating some very happy news.  Aside from Valentine’s Day, Christmas Day is renowned for being one of the most popular days for marriage proposals. A Pre-Nuptial Agreement may not have been on your Christmas list alongside that diamond ring but recently engaged couples should give serious consideration…

A Step-Parent’s New Year’s Resolution

By Anna Patsalides | 7 January 2019

The Office for National Statistics recorded that there are 102,037 divorces in England and Wales in 2017. With more people embarking on second marriages, it is unsurprising that many more families are considering step-parent adoption. Who Can Apply For Step-Parent Adoption?   There are certain eligibility requirements that a step-parent will need to meet in…

What is being done to protect victims of domestic abuse? The answer- not enough

By Anna Patsalides | 2 August 2018

Domestic Abuse – Key Statistics Statistics show that English, Welsh and Northern Irish Police receive calls about domestic related abuse every 30 seconds. Two women are killed each week by a current or former partner in England and Wales. There is an assumption that only women suffer from domestic abuse. But figures recorded between 2016 -2017 confirm 31%…

Coronation Street highlights the difficulties faced by grandparents

By Anna Patsalides | 20 July 2018

Coronation Street is one of the longest-running British TV soaps and admittedly one of my own guilty pleasures. The show has seen many family Law issues highlighted over the years.   The Storyline   The storyline which is keeping everybody gripped at the moment is Johnny Connor’s abduction of his granddaughter Susie. Susie was believed to have…

Taylor Walton’s Holiday Checklist- it’s not just sunscreen, shades and swimsuits you need to be thinking about.

By Anna Patsalides | 16 July 2018

With school holidays fast approaching summer getaways are on the horizon for many families this year. As a family solicitor, I am often asked for advice from separated or divorced parents about whether they need to ask the other parent for their consent before taking a child abroad. It is not at the forefront of every parent’s mind…