Breaking up is hard and you need a solicitor who will fight for your best interests.
Our experienced solicitors provide support and guidance, explaining the procedures and your options throughout the legal process.
Not all relationship breakdowns need to be acrimonious and we offer the option of collaborative law where the couple and team of lawyers work together to find a solution which is acceptable to both parties. Throughout the case the partners commit to negotiating constructively, avoiding inflammatory language and, most importantly, putting the interests of the children first.
The Beswicks team has particular expertise in advising business owners and high net worth individuals who will be concerned to protect their assets and business interests during a relationship breakdown.
We work closely with a number of pension experts, actuaries, accountants and other professionals to secure the best outcome for you.
Fiona Craig is a highly regarded family lawyer who has specialised in divorce and relationship breakdown for over 15 years. She worked in Cheshire before joining Beswicks in 2002 and now is the partner leading on matrimonial issues. Recognised for her abilities in handling cases involving significant financial assets and for her resolute approach she has acted for many high net worth individuals in business, the sports world and the public sector.
Fiona has significant experience of negotiating financial settlements, including:
Within legal circles Fiona is described as a persuasive, effective advocate, well-prepared and knowledgeable who strives to achieve fair and reasonable settlements. Responsive and reliable, her clients value her approachable and sympathetic style and practical, non-legalistic approach.
As one of the first accredited specialists with Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association), she has helped lead the introduction of Collaborative Family Law in North Staffordshire.
Rights of unmarried partners on separation
One in six couples in the UK now choose to live together instead of marrying, often with little thought about protecting their assets if they separate. The law regarding the rights of an unmarried couple who separate is increasingly under question in England and Wales.
It is commonly believed that people who live together acquire rights regarding their partner’s assets, but this simply is not true...
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