Josephine gained an Honours Law degree from Buckingham University in 1984 and qualified as a solicitor in central London in 1988 working in company and commercial law. Subsequently she worked in three medium sized practices in the home counties, latterly specialising in civil litigation matters before setting up Duchennes in 1997. Since then she has added matrimonial work to her portfolio. Josephine believes that her broad experience in legal work helps her to effectively address the needs of matrimonial clients who come from diverse backgrounds.
In her spare time, Josephine enjoys doing upholstery. She is interested in history of art and has since gained an Honours Degree in this subject. Josephine is a past President of Bedfordshire Law Society and a former editor of the Sole Practitioners' Group Magazine.
Charles took an Honours degree in Law from Leeds University in 1970 and qualified as a solicitor in 1974. Since then he has specialised in most forms of civil litigation work, including family work. Between 1983 and 2019, he was a Deputy District Judge in the County Court and this has considerably widened his experience as a lawyer.
Away from the office Charles enjoys the study of political and military history; classic cars and airplanes. He is a past President of Hertfordshire Law Society.