February 23rd, 2018
Chambers and Partners have had published guides to the legal profession since 1990. They identify and rank the world’s best lawyers and law firms based upon in-depth, objective research. Chambers and Partners UK is a guide covering 50 cities and counties in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The guide covers over 70 specialist areas of law. It is published annually in October and offers in-depth analysis of the legal market within a specific region. There is a ranking table and commentary that are fixed at the publication date for the following 12 months. Law firms are invited to make a submission in accordance with Chambers and Partners UK guidelines following which their team of researchers set to work on identifying and ranking firms. In our area of expertise we are required to provide factual information about our practice and our lawyers together with specific details of work undertaken in the preceding year (some of which will be confidential and not in the public domain). Making a submission does not automatically guarantee the ranking of a law firm.
Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1 to 6, with 1 being the best. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client. For further information in connection with Chambers and Partners UK click here http://www.chambersandpartners.com/guide/uk/1
Hawkins Family Law are currently ranked in Chambers and Partners in Band 1 and listed as known for “Boutique family law firm which punches above its weight in terms of high-value and complex matrimonial finance instructions. 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”. We have 2 notable practitioners listed, Loraine Davenport and Annabel Hayward. For further information in regards to our rankings, please click here http://www.chambersandpartners.com/16374/27/editorial/1/1
Michelle joined Hawkins Family Law in June 2014 as our Practice Manager. Her experience in Solicitors Practices spans 25 years and has covered a diverse range of activities from facilities management, HR, finance, complaints handling and much more. Michelle has a passion for Practice Management and enjoys problem solving. Michelle has a full appreciation of the regulatory demands and a keen eye for detail that allows her to provide experienced and practical support to Hawkins Family Law.
She is particularly supportive to the Directors in managing the practice, and developing the quality and range of services on offer, ensuring the practice development and growth is aligned with our client’s needs. The team at Hawkins Family Law is described by The Legal 500 (2015) as “exemplary.”
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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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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