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Birketts LLP

Family/Matrimonial

3 ranked lawyersBand 1East AngliaUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Excellent East Anglian firm climbing to the top tier in Essex this year. Houses extensive capabilities in financial cases following separation as well as expertise in prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Regularly instructed on cases involving substantial assets and international elements, with the ability to draw on the expertise of a market-leading corporate team where needed. Further strength in handling private children matters, including complex cases concerning mental health issues and alleged abuse. Experienced in collaborative law as well as resolving disputes through mediation. Offers strength across its offices in Chelmsford and Ipswich as well as Norwich.

Strengths

One market commentator states: "They are very efficient and at the same time very kind to their clients," and adds: "They always display this combination in everything they do."

Another satisfied client comments: "The firm has been incredibly efficient," and goes on to explain: "Every interaction has been seamless and made everything less stressful."

Notable practitioners

Chelmsford-based Emma Brunning advises on financial proceedings as well as child arrangement orders relating to divorce and separation. She regularly deals with cases that involve trusts and the valuation of business assets."She has been kind and considerate of a delicate situation. She was available more than I could have expected when I needed her. She has given sound advice that was in my family’s best interests while remaining fair."

Norwich-based Lisa Cornish handles a range of cases involving complex financial aspects as well as children elements.
"She just dealt with the human side of a very difficult relationship very well. She was very calm under pressure." "She takes a well-considered approach and always operates with the highest levels of integrity."

Oliver Gravell is based in Ipswich and maintains a market-leading practice as a family lawyer and arbitrator. He handles high-value finance cases, often involving complex business and agricultural aspects, as well as prenuptial agreements and Children Act proceedings.
"He has a wealth of knowledge to bring to every case." "He was kind, helpful, efficient, and everything went very well indeed."

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Overview

Birketts’ Family Law Team appreciates that the breakdown of a marriage or relationship can be one of the most traumatic events in a person’s life. Our family lawyers are members of Resolution and include accredited specialists, mediators, collaborative practitioners and Family Law Arbitrators who can provide family law advice and support which best suits a client’s particular needs and helps them reach their goals.

We do not only advise clients when their relationships are in trouble. We also specialise in Relationship Agreements which help clients to plan the financial side of their marriage or cohabitation. Prenuptial Agreements are now very common. Our team of family lawyers can advise on all types of relationship agreements.

Some clients visiting us for the first time about their relationship difficulties may have a good idea of the outcome they would like to achieve. Others have no idea what to expect at all. Part of our job is to provide clear family law advice about the various legal processes which are available – mediation, collaboration, constructive negotiation and court proceedings. It is important to understand these different approaches so you are able to make an informed choice and the right one for you.

All members of the Family Law Team offer an initial, without obligation, telephone call so that clients can discuss the options available to them and can reassure themselves that they can form a good working relationship with their chosen lawyer.

Family/Matrimonial

Birketts LLP

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Location

141-145 Princes Street

Ipswich

Suffolk

UK

IP1 1QJ

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Essex

Family/Matrimonial


Emma Brunning
Band 2
Ipswich and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial


Oliver Gravell
Band 1
Norwich and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial


Lisa Cornish
Band 2