Issues relating to financial matters invariably raise their head at the time of marriage or relationship breakdown. The key piece of legislation which governs finances for married heterosexual couples on divorce is the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.
Everyone’s circumstances are different and financial considerations that may seem really urgent initially may often be replaced with others as the separation continues. It is, in our view, really important to take specific advice at an early stage as to possible outcomes and ways of resolution. Read more on our fact sheet about the Orders a court can make and about how you can reach an agreement through Mediation, Collaborative law, fast track, Family Law Arbitration or traditional round table negotiations.
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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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.”