Jo Hawkins is a qualified family arbitrator. Family arbitration is a way of reaching a decision about your finances or property if your relationship comes to an end. It is an alternative to asking a judge to do it if you haven’t been able to sort things out directly between yourselves or through another method of dispute resolution. Like a judge, the arbitrator will make sure that all the relevant facts are gathered and will obtain evidence from you and your partner. He or she will then give a binding ruling known as an award. The arbitrator cannot deal with the divorce itself or children but can deal with all financial issues.
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.”