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Family/Matrimonial — Brighton and surrounds


Brighton & Hove Law - Family/Matrimonial

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Commentary from the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 3 other qualified lawyers
- Office location ranked: Hove

What the team is known for Boutique family law practice with collaborative law and mediation resources. Regularly advises on financial remedy, as well as child maintenance and contact cases, including those involving allegations of non-accidental injury. Able to offer respected expertise to a wide range of individuals both at home and abroad, having handled matters across Europe, the USA and Australia.

Strengths A client says: "I cannot speak highly enough with regard to the level of advice, support and understanding B&H Law have provided during a personally difficult and emotional period for me."

Another source appreciates that "they are quick to communicate and customer-focused."

Notable practitioners

Lucy Gregory maintains a broad family law practice including both finance and private law children matters. A client notes: "She has been very caring, empathised well and acted in my interest."

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Dawson Hart - Family/Matrimonial

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Commentary from the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers
- Office location ranked: Uckfield

What the team is known for Respected team specialising in complex financial issues connected with relationship breakdown. Also well versed in private law children issues including leave to remove matters. Represents professional clients from a range of industry sectors and committed to resolving disputes outside of court where possible.

Strengths Sources say: "As a firm, they seemed efficient and happy to provide a good service to the client."

Notable practitioners

The "absolutely top-notch" Mahie Abey "is sympathetic, very thorough and committed," according to clients. He brings experience practising at the Bar to his family law practice, which includes both financial and private children matters. He is a qualified arbitrator, mediator and collaborative lawyer.

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Dean Wilson LLP - Family/Matrimonial

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Commentary from the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 1 other qualified lawyer
- Office location ranked: Brighton

What the team is known for Advises individuals on the full range of issues associated with relationship dissolution across both financial and private children matters. Well versed in nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements and emergency protection issues. Able to take charge of cases in a traditional, mediation and collaborative environment. Advises a wide range of clients, including high net worth individuals such as those in business and sport.

Strengths Sources say: "They are well respected in the area and they have good people. They are very efficient and always well organised. They are a good outfit."

Notable practitioners

Julian Hunt is "a great communicator" who possesses "solid knowledge of his field," according to sources. "His client management skills are excellent and he is a pragmatic litigator," commentators add. He frequently represents high net worth individuals in disputes relating to family law and is a qualified mediator and collaborative lawyer.

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Family Law Partners - Family/Matrimonial

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Commentary from the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers
- Office location ranked: Brighton

What the team is known for Boutique firm with capabilities across collaborative law and a wide range of litigation issues. Handles children law and financial remedy cases, as well as prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Growing team with an increased presence across the South East to provide a full service to family clients.

Strengths Interviewees say: "They are always on top of their cases and well staffed. They are a pleasure to work with and have excellent client manners."

Notable practitioners

Robert Williams enjoys an outstanding reputation in matrimonial finance cases, particularly in relation to high-value business assets and complex tax arrangements. "He is very accomplished and has excellent presentation skills," observers state.

Alan Larkin is a highly esteemed collaborative lawyer with a notable track record in complex ancillary relief work. He also advises on a broad range of private children law issues. "He was extremely understanding and sensitive," notes a client.

Gemma Hope is a collaborative lawyer who advises on financial remedy matters involving businesses, inherited wealth and pensions. "She is able to be conciliatory and firm as necessary," an impressed interviewee reports.

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Mayo Wynne Baxter LLP - Family/Matrimonial

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Commentary from the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers
- Office location ranked: Brighton

What the team is known for Well known firm handling complex matrimonial finance and children law cases through litigation, collaborative law and mediation. Experience in cases involving debilitating illnesses, international property and businesses. Also experienced advising on TOLATA matters and same-sex relationship breakdown. Advises on both domestic matters and those involving international assets.

Strengths Sources say: "They are a very efficient firm and strive to achieve the best outcomes for their clients."

Notable practitioners

Zoë Summers is an expert in private family law with broad expertise including nuptial and cohabitation agreements as well as broader separation issues affecting children and financial aspects.

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Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP - Family/Matrimonial

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Commentary from the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 3 other qualified lawyers
- Office location ranked: Brighton

What the team is known for Well known firm which remains popular with clients for divorce and financial remedy proceedings. Has the resources to offer mediation and collaborative law services, as well as representation in traditional litigation. Well placed to handle divorces involving trusts issues and offshore assets. Able to provide a rounded service with complementary expertise in wider private client law.

Strengths

Sources say: "They are very organised and have great client care."

Notable practitioners

Senior partner Alan Foster maintains a healthy reputation for finance-related matrimonial matters. He has particular experience in advising clients on cases involving trusts and companies.

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Dawson Hart

From the Chambers UK guide

The "absolutely top-notch" Mahie Abey "is sympathetic, very thorough and committed," according to clients. He brings experience practising at the Bar to his family law practice, which includes both financial and private children matters. He is a qualified arbitrator, mediator and collaborative lawyer.

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Band 1

Griffith Smith Farrington Webb LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Susan Hayes of Griffith Smith Farrington Webb LLP "is hardworking, has good judgement and is deeply committed to securing the best outcome for her clients," say commentators. She heads the department and specialises in high net worth financial issues, including those involving an international element.

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Family Law Partners

From the Chambers UK guide

Robert Williams enjoys an outstanding reputation in matrimonial finance cases, particularly in relation to high-value business assets and complex tax arrangements. "He is very accomplished and has excellent presentation skills," observers state. 

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Band 2

Helen Fitzsimons Family Law

From the Chambers UK guide

Helen Fitzsimons of Helen Fitzsimons Family Law specialises in complex public law children work. She has a wealth of experience in parental alienation allegations, alleged child abuse and NAI among other issues.

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Band 2

Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Senior partner Alan Foster maintains a healthy reputation for finance-related matrimonial matters. He has particular experience in advising clients on cases involving trusts and companies.

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Band 2

Brighton & Hove Law

From the Chambers UK guide

Lucy Gregory maintains a broad family law practice including both finance and private law children matters. A client notes: "She has been very caring, empathised well and acted in my interest."

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Band 2

Dean Wilson LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Julian Hunt is "a great communicator" who possesses "solid knowledge of his field," according to sources. "His client management skills are excellent and he is a pragmatic litigator," commentators add. He frequently represents high net worth individuals in disputes relating to family law and is a qualified mediator and collaborative lawyer.  

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Band 2

LSL Family Law

From the Chambers UK guide

Sources praise Linda Lamb of LSL Family Law as "extremely competent and very resolution-orientated." She covers both matrimonial finances and complex child arrangement cases, and is a qualified collaborative lawyer and mediator.

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Band 2

Family Law Partners

From the Chambers UK guide

Alan Larkin is a highly esteemed collaborative lawyer with a notable track record in complex ancillary relief work. He also advises on a broad range of private children law issues. "He was extremely understanding and sensitive," notes a client.

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Band 3

Wannops LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Julia Dyson of Wannops LLP offers a broad spread of expertise in family law, including both finance and private children issues. She is praised for her mediation expertise and is also a qualified collaborative lawyer.

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Associates to watch

Family Law Partners

From the Chambers UK guide

Gemma Hope is a collaborative lawyer who advises on financial remedy matters involving businesses, inherited wealth and pensions. "She is able to be conciliatory and firm as necessary," an impressed interviewee reports.

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Associates to watch

Mayo Wynne Baxter LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Zoë Summers is an expert in private family law with broad expertise including nuptial and cohabitation agreements as well as broader separation issues affecting children and financial aspects.

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