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Hunt & Coombs Solicitors

Family/Matrimonial

3 ranked lawyersBand 1East AngliaUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Highly regarded team advising on high-value divorces, Schedule 1 applications and children's contact and residence issues. Able to handle cases that involve allegations of abuse, assisting clients with non-molestation and occupation orders as well as representing parents and guardians in complex care proceedings. Experienced in collaborative law while also skilled in traditional litigation. Further expertise in complex pensions disputes arising in a family law context.

Strengths

A source notes that the lawyers are "well organised, forward-looking, and their command of the law is great."

Notable practitioners

Denis White remains a prominent presence in the regional family law market. A consultant with the firm, he continues to offer the benefit of his significant experience in financial matters as well as both public and private children law, including handling complex care proceedings on behalf of children.

Head of the family team Farhana Butt has experience in the full range of family law matters, including high-value financial remedies and TOLATA proceedings as well as public and private children law cases. One source reports that she is "very calm, focused and concentrates on getting the best outcome."

Louise Ballantyne is an "extremely diligent" associate with significant experience in family law and particularly public children cases. She represents both children and parents in care proceedings, including matters with complex international aspects.

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Peterborough and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial


Denis White
Senior Statespeople
Farhana Butt
Band 1
Louise Ballantyne
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