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Field Seymour Parkes

Family/Matrimonial

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What the team is known for

Advises on matrimonial finance matters, often in cases involving business interests and property assets. Also acts on highly sensitive mandates concerning minors, including Children Act disputes and change of residence cases. Further experience assisting with complex tax and pension concerns related to divorce, with a notable specialism in cases involving armed forces pensions.

Notable practitioners

Michelle Mann regularly assists clients with highly contentious divorce proceedings involving high-value assets and issues related to tax or pensions. She also advises on the enforcement of maintenance orders.

Susan Baker regularly represents clients in financial remedy disputes involving cross-border assets and pensions issues, as well as advising on Children Protection Act proceedings and changes of residence.

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Overview

  • One of the largest family teams in the Reading and surrounds. The team comprises qualified solicitors only and so cases are dealt with by qualified staff at all times.​
  • Clients are mainly high net worth individuals with complex matrimonial and children issues. Typical divorce matters involving assets between £1m and £5m. 
  • Cases involving international property and business interests, farming estates, mental capacity, non-matrimonial property, child abduction, leave to remove, internal relocation, financial relief following foreign divorce, overseas pensions, maintenance variation and declarations of non-recognition of foreign divorce.
  • Drafting and advising on pre and post nuptial agreements, in one case protecting assets of £25m.
  • We are one of only two firms in the country who are recommended by the Forces Pension Society in family and matrimonial finance cases, particularly in relation to Armed Forces Pensions.
  • Our clients recognise the high level of expertise that we have within the team and that as part of a general practice any complex issues relating to tax, company law, employment law or property, for example, can handled.

Family/Matrimonial

Field Seymour Parkes

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Location

1 London Street,

Reading

Berkshire

UK

RG1 4PN

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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.

Reading and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial


Michelle Mann
Band 3
Susan B Baker
Band 2