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.
Annabel is collaboratively trained as a family lawyer, she is a family mediator and is an Accredited Specialist in cases involving substantial assets (including pre-nuptial agreements), and those involving cohabitees (unmarried couples). The Legal 500 comments that the team at Hawkins are “exemplary” and describes Annabel as “striking a good balance between empathising and successfully navigating divorce cases” and “a pragmatic lawyer with a cool head” (The Legal 500). Her strong reputation is built around negotiating tailor-made financial settlements, where possible out of court, and at an early juncture.
Alongside client work, Annabel is regional Press Officer for the Milton Keynes’ branch of Resolution (www.resolution.org.uk) and sits on Resolution’s national Cohabitation Working Party which campaigns to secure legal recognition for cohabitants. She is a contributor to the legal and national media on family issues, and lives in Bedford.
Please contact Annabel directly here at Hawkins Family Law on firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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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