In Milton Keynes local solicitors have set up an alternative process for clients to try and resolve issues in relation to finances. It is known as the fast track. The premise is that each party will have their own independent solicitor and that the solicitors and clients will meet for a series of round table meetings to try and resolve matters.
If that does not result in a conclusion then we have the support of the local judges at Milton Keynes County Court to proceed straight to a financial dispute resolution (FDR) hearing leapfrogging the first direction appointment and thereby trying to keep costs to a minimum.
The Fast Track process does require all parties to provide prompt and comprehensive disclosure of any financial matters and deal with any questions raised speedily.
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.”