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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.

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 ( 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.

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2019 Family: Beds, Bucks, Herts and Middx – South East

Hawkins Family Law fields 'a very professional team that delivers a high-class service and has strength-in-depth from senior to junior level'. Managing director and team head Jo Hawkins provides 'clear and accurate advice and moral support through often testing times for her clients; she focuses on deriving the best long-term outcome for her client and other parties'. The practice has particular strength financial matters, including divorce and ToLATA proceedings. Other key figures include Loraine Davenport, who has strong collaborative law expertise and handles complex children cases and high-net-worth ancillary relief matters; Annabel Hayward, who focuses on complex financial provision and co-habitation matters; and Stacey St Clair.

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2019 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, including assisting with the handling of assets abroad. 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.

An impressed client says: "The team's personal service and individual care is a great asset,"adding that the lawyers are "always available to assist and understand the occasional need for immediate advice and guidance, providing a very reassuring service."

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