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Once you have decided to separate you are going to need support. Initially try to talk to friends, family or colleagues then call one of our solicitors for an initial discussion about your circumstances. No two cases are the same and we recommend an early discussion so that you are informed and can then make rational decisions.

At Hawkins Family Law all of our Solicitors are members of Resolution. Jo Hawkins, Loraine Davenport, Annabel Hayward and Rachel Lander are Resolution accredited specialists in Family Law. Jo, Loraine, Annabel and Rachel are also Collaborative Lawyers and Jo, Annabel and Loraine are trained Mediators. Additionally Jo is a qualified Family Arbitrator. Our aim is to give our clients as much choice as possible in terms of how they reach a resolution.

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Jo Hawkins

Jo is the Managing Director of Hawkins Family Law, the practice she set up 16 years ago, and which now is recognised locally and nationally as a place to secure sensible and commercial advice across all aspects of family law...

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Loraine Davenport

Loraine qualified in 1996. Loraine has always specialised in family law and is actively involved in Resolution both nationally and regionally to promote good family law practice…

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Annabel Hayward

Annabel has over eighteen years’ experience in all aspects of family law. She was delighted to join specialist practice Hawkins Family Law in April 2014, and is a Director, having spent the previous years as a Senior Associate at Taylor Vinters in Cambridge and London...

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Stacey St Clair

Stacey qualified as a Solicitor in 2011 having completed her training with Hine Solicitors in Beaconsfield. Stacey has since worked for the Legal 500 firm, Duncan Lewis Solicitors in London…

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Michelle Knight

Michelle joined Hawkins Family Law in June 2014 as our Practice Manager. Her experience in Solicitors Practices spans 25 years and has covered a diverse range of activities from facilities management, HR, finance, complaints handling and much more...

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Rebecca Stewart

Having obtained her A Levels from the Royal Latin School in Buckingham, Rebecca Stewart went on to obtain a Legal Secretary Diploma through Pitmans Training and immediately following qualification secured a role at Hawkins Family Law…

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Julia Davies

Julia began her legal career in 1988 when she started work for a company in Shropshire as a legal secretary. After taking a career break to have a family, moving back to Milton Keynes and then while raising her 2 daughters, Julia decided to study a law degree, part time, with the Open University...

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2017 Family: Beds, Bucks, Herts and Middx – South East

Hawkins Family Law is ‘an excellent family firm which goes the extra mile for its clients’, and the team is praised for its ‘well-honed communication skills and insightful advice’. Key areas of focus include high-value financial matters and divorce cases, and the recent arrival of Stacey St Clair has brought significant cross-border, international relocation and child abduction expertise to the group. Practice head Jo Hawkins is ‘an immensely good judge of character’ and ‘litigates firmly but fairly’. The other key figure is Loraine Davenport, who focuses on high net-worth ancillary relief.

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2016 – Family/Matrimonial – Milton Keynes and surrounds

What the team is known for Boutique family law firm that punches above its weight in terms of high-value and complex matrimonial finance instructions relating to business assets, pensions and substantial property portfolios. Also represents clients in the negotiation of wealth protection agreements and private law childcare arrangements. Fields a team trained in collaborative law and alternative dispute resolution. Strengths “This is a boutique family law firm that goes the extra mile for their clients,” an interviewee affirms. The team is also praised for its meticulous approach, with clients saying: “They really fight for you. They are very thorough; there are no slip-ups”.

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