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Prettys Solicitors Ipswich

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Family law

Putting you and your family first

At Prettys, the Family Law team provides a bespoke service suited to your needs and individual situation.

Our family solicitors in Chelmsford and Ipswich understand that family issues involve complex emotions, even in amicable circumstances, and that relationship breakdown can be traumatic. As experienced divorce solicitors, we are committed to resolving disputes in a sensitive way, preserving the dignity of all those involved but with acceptable outcomes.

The Family Law team at Prettys can advise you on many aspects of family law including:

All of the solicitors in the department are members of Resolution, the national organisation of family lawyers who are committed to resolving disputes in a non-confrontational way. We also subscribe to Resolution’s Code of Practice and believe that family law disputes should be dealt with in a constructive way designed to encourage agreements.

Prettys is a member of Galexy, the international association of lawyers.

The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2016"Prettys has ‘one of the strongest teams in the region’, which stands out for its ‘client-centric approach’. Georgie Hall is ‘a compassionate and understanding lawyer who looks for creative solutions and leads the team with gusto’. Georgina Rayment is a ‘reassuring presence with a no-nonsense approach’. The ‘calm, unflappable’ Victoria ... is also recommended."

Legal 500 2016

Please get in touch: call us on 01473 232121, request a call back or email us.

 

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Georgie Hall

Partner - Head of Family Law

e ghall@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298233

Elaine King

Secretary

e eking@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298284

Georgie Hall

"Georgie Hall is ‘a compassionate and understanding lawyer who looks for creative solutions and leads the team with gusto’"

Legal 500 2016

 

Georgie has headed the Family Law Department since 2003, having joined Prettys in 1992.

Georgie’s entire case load comes by way of recommendation, either from her own clients or other professionals. Whilst Georgie covers all areas of relationship breakdown whether it be finances, children, pre or post-marriage clarification as to asset division, her hallmark is seen as the quality of client care provided. Georgie specialises in dispute resolution alternate to court so works as a mediator and a collaborative solicitor; with the bulk of her case load dealt with resolution through negotiation and round table work. Georgie still operates a litigation case load but only on the very few cases where this is a necessary way of dealing with the needs of the case.

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Georgina Rayment

Associate and Mediator

e grayment@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298344

Georgina Rayment

"Georgina Rayment is a ‘reassuring presence with a no-nonsense approach’"

Legal 500 2016

 

Georgina joined Prettys in 1999 and qualified as a legal executive in 2003 having undertaken her training on a part-time basis whilst working in the Family Department. She continued her studies at APU Cambridge and qualified as a solicitor in 2006. In 2010 she was promoted to Associate.

Georgina advises clients on all issues arising from family matters to include divorce, financial resolution, children disputes, cohabitation agreements, pre-marital agreements and financial resolution following overseas divorce. Georgina is a mediator and member of Resolution; she is committed to resolving family matters outside court wherever possible.

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Matthew Clemence

Associate

e mclemence@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298337

Matthew Clemence

Matthew qualified as a solicitor in 2001 following completion of his training at a prominent law firm in East London.

Matthew originally joined Prettys in 2003 before leaving to head up the family law team in a firm based in Newmarket in 2009.

Matthew has now re-joined Prettys as a Senior Associate bringing with him a wealth of experience to the family law team.  Notably, Matthew was the husband’s solicitor in the Wright case which received worldwide publicity following the decision passed down by The Court of Appeal involving spousal maintenance, the result of which has dramatically changed the legal landscape in this area of law.  Consequently Matthew now receives instruction from clients both in the UK and abroad seeking advice in this particular area.

In addition, Matthew advises clients on all issues arising from family matters, including divorce, financial resolution, children disputes, pre/post marital agreements as well as financial resolution with cross jurisdictional elements, businesses, trusts and land.

Matthew is collaboratively trained and a member of Resolution.  He is committed to resolving all family matters outside court wherever possible.

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Victoria Mayhew

Solicitor and Mediator

e vmayhew@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298350

Victoria Mayhew

"The ‘calm, unflappable’  Victoria ... is also recommended"

Legal 500 2016

 

Victoria studied at the University of East Anglia, obtaining a 2:1 degree in law. Victoria then undertook the Legal Practice Course at the University of Sheffield, achieving a distinction. She joined Prettys as a solicitor in 2009, having trained at a top London law firm. Victoria trained as a mediator in 2012.

As a solicitor, Victoria advises clients on divorce, separation, financial arrangements, children matters, cohabitation and pre/post-marital agreements. As a mediator, Victoria assists clients with issues arising from relationship breakdown, including arrangements for the children and financial settlements.

Victoria is a member of Resolution and is committed to resolving family matters outside of court wherever possible.

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