Katie Beer – Solicitor and Family Law Partner

Katie is the Family Law Partner at Cunningtons so she is responsible for the overall management of the department. Katie has worked for Cunningtons since 2009, having joined the firm as a trainee solicitor. I am lucky to have incredibly supportive parents who were very pleased that I pursued a career in law but who also supported me when I…


Jill Wiggins - Family Law Solicitor

Jill joined the Cunningtons team in April 2014 and is the family law solicitor at our Braintree office. Jill has a mixed caseload which includes divorce, finances, arrangements for children, protection from harm and care proceedings. This is what Jill has to say about life as a Family Law Solicitor at Cunningtons ... Jill's training I didn’t follow the normal…


5 things to NEVER say to your divorce lawyer

1. "I get paid cash in hand" The phrase  "cash in hand" strikes fear into the heart of any decent divorce lawyer. Do they need to report you to the Financial Crime Agency? Probably, but there’s a mammoth amount of paperwork and general faffing involved. They’ll have to dust off their firm’s money laundering manual to check who the Money…


Spousal Maintenance should not be considered a mealticket for life

Mills v Mills - Divorced but not done ... Mills v Mills saw the Supreme Court uphold a decision of a First-Instance Judge by agreeing that the ex-wife should not have her spousal maintenance payments increased after 16 years of being divorced. After 16 years of divorce, surely Mr Mills has met his responsibilities? Mrs Mills received a lump sum…


What happens if I give up work once I’ve had children?

What happens to spouses who choose to give up work to raise a family? Do they prejudice themselves if they later divorce? No. It is well-established law that a stay-at-home parent’s contribution to family life is equal to the other spouse’s financial contributions. How does this work in reality? If Mr Smith is going out to work every day, and…

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Braintree - 01376 326868

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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