Margaret is a Partner and head of the Litigation and Family Law Department. Margaret, who advises on complex cases; specialises in family law matters including: divorce, guidance on legal separation, civil partnerships, children issues, complex financial disputes, pre-nuptial agreements, maintenance issues and mediation advice. She also deals with property disputes between co-owners regarding ownership claims and Inheritance Act claims arising from second marriages or between cohabitees.
As a mother and someone who has been through a divorce herself, Margaret is fully aware of the impact divorce can have, not only on the adults, but importantly, she understands how it can affect children. If you are going through the breakdown of your relationship then Margaret has the expertise, the experience and the empathy to help you through the process.
“People who come to see me almost all say the same thing by the time they leave; “I wish I had come to you sooner”. In spite of what people might think about lawyers, one of my first tasks is to get people to sit down and think about whether or not their relationship is really over, and then plan a strategy to move forward”.
“Although I offer advice on the break down of a relationship, what people will get is a plan. They will at least know where they stand and what they need to do next, and in understanding this, people leave feeling much more in control of the situation. That plan might be about starting divorce proceedings, but equally it might a plan of action that could save their relationship”. Margaret Baker
“May I take this opportunity to thank you for all your support and for providing me with sound advice! I feel that you have been approachable, efficient, and have surpassed my expectations during a difficult time in my life and I will never forget you.” Mrs Lucy Walton.
“If it wasn’t for all the staff that I came into contact with at HK, I’m sure that I may not have come through this traumatic event. Calm objective advice, clear plan of action, always able to contact and discuss, very approachable.” Mr Nicholas Ellis.
“They made a nasty situation slightly more bearable. Highly professional, knowledgeable and approachable.” Mr Bolton.
“Grateful for the sensitive and caring manner shown towards me.” Mrs Howard.
“May I take this opportunity to say thank you to yourself, Paula and all of your team for the kind care and attention I have received over the last 18 months.” Mr Phillips.
PA to Partner/Head of Department – Paula Olive
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