Meet Elizabeth Hassall

Head of Family & Relationships

If you are experiencing a relationship or marriage break down, you can appreciate the stress it can create everyone affected. And if children are involved, you absolutely need a legal expert by your side who understands what you’re going through emotionally and financially, and can guide you through the legal process.

Elizabeth is one of the leading family and relationship lawyers in the region. Along with her team, you can be reassured that once Elizabeth is supporting you, you are in very good hands.

Sorting out finances during divorce or separation

Separating from your partner – whether married or cohabiting – is often devastating and usually involves sorting out finances. If you have lived together for a short or long time, chances are you’ll need a legal expert to help you unravel finances and other shared material assets, including those built up over time such as the family home.

If you have children, Elizabeth’s experience of Schedule 1 claims under the Children Act will be invaluable. It allows financial claims for children in circumstances for which financial provision would not otherwise apply. And if you are a business owner, complex company and partnerships might also need to be dissolved.

Elizabeth’s commercial mind set comes to the fore when working with both clients and their professional advisers on pre-nuptial and cohabitation agreements. The background might be protecting existing wealth, or allowing family members to hand down assets. As an example, some people going through divorce or separation choose to contribute to a child or grandchild’s housing needs.

Every situation is different – including yours.

Because there is no one-size-fits-all, Elizabeth will take time to appreciate the unique situation you are facing.

As a farmer’s daughter, she has experience of farming and rural business situations and the impact that a divorce might have on liquidity. She also completely understands that extended family might also rely on such a business, and can handle such complexities sensitively and diplomatically.

Expert legal negotiation

What if you want to avoid costly and extended court appearances? Elizabeth is well-known as a litigator and negotiator. She qualified as a Collaborative Lawyer in 2004 and prefers getting people round the table which can be more constructive, confidential and sort thing out quicker.

If you need legal advice about a divorce or separation, contact Elizabeth for an initial and confidential chat.


Elizabeth is recognised in prestigious legal publications such as Legal 500 and Chambers Legal Directory Elizabeth has previously headed family law teams for boutique and Top 50 Law Firms since 1997. She is an Accredited Member of Resolution – the National Body for Family Solicitors and is the current Chair of the Chester and North Wales Committee.

Call Elizabeth to take the next step.

Meet other people on Elizabeth’s team
Andrew Scott

Solicitor

Family & Relationships

Emma Evans

Solicitor

Family & Relationships

Graham Walsh

Associate

Family & Relationships

Jennifer Carr

Associate Solicitor

Family & Relationships

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