Cunningtons Family Team make the Legal 500 rankings for 2019!

Did you know that as well as being award-winning conveyancers, Cunningtons also has a thriving family law department?

We are delighted to announce that our Family Law Department has been 'recommended' by the Legal 500 for 2019.

What sets Cunningtons' family team apart from other firms?

We treat every case as if it's our first case. Our focus is always on moving matters forward, being proactive and actively managing clients and opponents. We want our clients to feel comfortable with us, so they trust that we will get the best possible outcome for them in the shortest amount of time. Our greatest endorsement is when a client's matter reaches conclusion and they can move on with their lives with financial stability and certainty about their future.

The Family Law team at Cunningtons

Our Family Law team is headed-up by Katie Beer, who is an equity member based at our Chelmsford office.

The team is small but perfectly formed, with Katie being supported by Jill Wiggins who is a salaried partner at Braintree and Louise Paynter who is a senior associate at our Wickford branch. The size of the team means that knowledge and learning is shared quickly between us, meaning we are always up-to-date with new legal developments and fresh approaches to family law.

Katie Beer: Family Law Solicitor in Chelmsford

Katie has a particular interest in representing unmarried couples who find themselves in need of legal advice after a separation.

These clients may jointly own a home with their ex-partner, and be unsure of what will happen to the property. This can cause a great deal of anxiety, especially if there are children involved. With Katie's realistic and practical advice, they can gain a better understanding of their options and make informed decisions. Katie has a growing caseload of clients who use her to 'future-proof' their lives by having cohabitation agreements or Trust Deeds drawn up when they buy a property with a partner, or have a prenuptial agreement drafted if marriage is on the cards.

Louise Paynter: Family Law Associate Solicitor in Wickford

Louise's reputation for being a financial expert precedes her.

Nothing excites her more than a tricky pensions case, and she knows all of the options when it comes to dealing with finances in a fair way. Although Louise acts for many High Net Worth clients, the value of the matrimonial pot has no bearing on how hard Louise works for her clients. In fact, cases where the assets are limited are often the cases that benefit hugely from Louise's creative and lateral thinking. Louise also has a knack for empowering clients who have suffered domestic abuse or have an ex-spouse who was controlling and demanding. Louise rebuilds their self-esteem so they can move on to a more positive future.

Jill Wiggins: Family Law Solicitor in Braintree

Jill is our Children's' Act hero, and represents clients in both the private law and public law arenas.

Jill is passionate about representing clients who face having their children removed from their care, and is often able to obtain orders for expert evidence to support the children being returned to the parents. Jill is non-judgemental and excels at putting all clients at ease. The benefit of this is that they feel able to be honest with her, which enables her to give more accurate advice.

Please note that our offices will be closed for Christmas from 11am on Friday 21st December and will re-open again on 2nd January 2019.
Cunningtons would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.

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Cunningtons LLP in Great Square and Tofts Walk in Braintree, Essex, is the head office for Cunningtons Solicitors across the UK. Established in 1748, the Braintree head office in Great Square is still in its original offices. This amounts to almost 300 years of Experience and Tradition.

The Senior Partner at Cunningtons’ Braintree office is David Drake. Paul Fenton is the Joint Managing Partner. He, along with Johanna Withams are the residential conveyancing partners at the Braintree practice. They are supported by qualified Solicitors and Licenced Conveyancers.

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