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Loraine Davenport



Loraine is a Director of Hawkins Family Law specifically recommended by The Legal 500 as a specialist who “fights her clients’ corner, but knows when it is in a client’s interests to settle.” Loraine has over 20 years experience in family law and has always specialised in this area. In recent years Loraine has spent the majority of her time acting for clients in relation to financial matters following relationship breakdowns, particularly more complex cases involving trust company assets or pensions. She also deals with complex children matters such as removal from jurisdiction, protracted and difficult child arrangement orders.

Loraine is actively involved in Resolution both nationally and regionally to promote good family law practice. She is a Resolution accredited specialist and trained as a Collaborative lawyer in 2005. Since then she has concluded many successful collaborative cases and is now also trained as a Mediator. She established the Milton Keynes Regional Group of Resolution and still chairs that group as well as being a member of the Collaborative Pod.



Trained at Pictons in Milton Keynes. Qualified in 1996. Head of Department at both Fennemores and Matthew Arnold & Baldwin in Milton Keynes. Loraine joined Hawkins Family Law in 2009 and is now a Director and works as part of the team that The Legal 500 classes as “exemplary”.


Resolution, Milton Keynes Collaborative pod, Milton Keynes Resolution (Chairman).


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Loraine has written articles for magazines and papers including the New Law Journal, the Review and local and national press. She also talked on Local radio giving commentary on legal developments.


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Hawkins Family Law noted by The Legal 500, 2016 as a “Leading Firm” for a second year running

The practice is delighted to share with you the news that The Legal 500 has noted Hawkins Family Law as a “Leading Firm” for the second year running and as being best known for handling high-value financial remedy cases. Key names include Jo Hawkins (who has “a wealth of experience”’), Annabel Hayward, who provides “sound and pragmatic advice”, and Loraine Davenport. The Legal 500, 2016.

Hawkins Family Law’s “exemplary“ team is ‘very good on pre-nuptial agreements and with high-net-worth clients’. Jo Hawkins has ‘strong experience and a commercial approach’; Loraine Davenport ‘fights her clients’ corner, but knows when it is in a client’s interests to settle’; and Annabel Hayward is ‘a pragmatic lawyer with a cool head’. The Legal 500, 2015.

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“Well-regarded family law boutique” Chambers Guides UK 2016

Hawkins Family Law are pleased to share with you that they have been quoted in the Chambers Guides UK 2016 as a “well-regarded family law boutique, notably active on ancillary relief and children matters. Ability to provide alternative dispute resolution options with mediation and arbitration experience.”

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