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Dawson Hart

Family/Matrimonial

2 ranked lawyersBand 2Brighton and surroundsUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Respected team specialising in complex financial issues connected with relationship breakdown. Also experienced in private children law, including Schedule 1 applications and cases of parental alienation. Represents professional clients from a range of industry sectors. Committed to resolving disputes outside of court where possible, with team members who are qualified mediators and arbitrators, as well as collaborative lawyers.

Strengths

One client notes: "The team is very approachable and focused on achieving the very best results for its clients. In my opinion it offers excellent service and good value for money."

Another source lauds the team as "diligent, knowledgeable and warm."

Interviewees find this to be an "excellent firm" that is "efficient and cost-effective."

Notable practitioners

Caroline Bourn wins praise from clients for "her ability to inspire confidence, to reassure and to go through layers of legal detail forensically yet still retain her warmth and humour." She acts on a broad array of family law issues, including both matrimonial finance and private children law matters.

A leading figure in the regional family law market, Mahie Abey has invaluable experience in high-value matrimonial finance matters. "He is an outstanding lawyer who quickly grasps the key issues and provides an excellent service to his clients," says a source, adding that "he seeks pragmatic and workable solutions."

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Brighton and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial


Caroline Bourn
Band 2
Mahie Abey
Band 1