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UK 2022
The South Family/Matrimonial
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Band 2

5 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Moore Barlow LLP

The team is well regarded for finance work particularly high value international work. The team  deals with a range of financial matters including high value complex finance cases including trusts, companies and foreign pensions.

The team is also well known for its excellent children work particularly in relation to complex protracted children matters such as those involving parental alienation. The children team also has abduction expertise and has recently (September 2018) obtained a contract from the Legal Aid Agency to undertake work for the parent whose child had been abducted. The team deals effectively with the specialist areas of surrogacy and special guardianship.

The firm is highly regarded for its ADR practice. There are five collaboratively trained lawyers and three mediators.

The family department is focused on increasing its specialist offering by building and strengthening the expert knowledge of the members of the respective teams as well as taking on more complex work. Client service is the number one priority for the team, helping clients through a difficult and often daunting process and adding value with their support and legal expertise.

Chambers Review

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Family/Matrimonial - Guildford and surrounds
2
Band 2
What the team is known for

Highly reputable outfit offering an impressive team of mediators, acting on high-value, complex financial disputes arising out of marriage or relationship breakdown. Demonstrates particular experience in matters involving corporate assets, properties, inherited wealth and trusts both in the UK and offshore. Also acts on complex private law children cases, with a particular focus on child arrangement orders and relocation cases. Additional experience in high-value nuptial agreements, TOLATA proceedings and pension arrangements.

Strengths

One client describes the firm as "very personable, very focused on finding a conciliatory way forward for the clients and the families together."

Another client appreciates that the firm's "communication is prompt, clear and supportive."

Notable practitioners

Judith Ball has a market-leading practice focused on matrimonial finance cases, particularly those with cross-border complexity and issues related to business and pension arrangements.
"Judith Ball is a very sensible and constructive family lawyer, she is a breath of fresh air."

Debra Emery handles both matrimonial finance and private children law matters for clients including high net worth individuals.

Jan Galloway regularly handles divorce proceedings and related finance settlements, with particular strength in cases that have complex international aspects.
"Jan Galloway proved to be a very sensible and pragmatic lawyer."

Joanna Farrands is collaboratively trained and maintains a diverse family law practice, advising on high-value divorce finance cases, nuptial agreements and private children matters.
"Joanna Farrands is sympathetic to her clients when they are quite distressed, she is constructive and she managed expectations when they were unrealistic."

Victoria Walker tackles financial remedy and children proceedings relating to the breakdown of marriages as well as disputes between unmarried couples.
"She is very down-to-earth and not only focused on the best outcome for the client but a more holistic approach."

Ranked Lawyers at
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Guildford and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial

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Judith Ball
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Band 1
Jan Galloway
2
Jan Galloway
2
Band 2
Joanna Farrands
3
Joanna Farrands
3
Band 3
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Victoria Walker
3
Band 3

Southampton and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial

Debra Emery
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Debra Emery
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Band 1

Members

Provided by Moore Barlow LLP

Beverley Cullis

Elizabeth Ennals

Erin Lyon

Helen Habershon

Karen Barham

Lynn Henderson

Mandy Spring

Mari Magnussen