Payne Hicks Beach

Payne Hicks Beach

Cohabitation

"Payne Hicks Beach are arguably the strongest family law firm in the country, providing enviable strength in depth in both financial and private children law areas" Chambers UK

"The best legal team money can buy. Unbelievably thorough, first-class litigators, highly respected in the field. Supremely well connected internationally and ideally placed to help in cases involving multi-jurisdictional issues"The Legal 500 UK

There is no separate statutory code governing the breakdown of the relationship of co-habiting couples. Unlike divorcing spouses, cohabitees must turn to complex and sometimes archaic principles of property, trust and contract law.

Difficult issues can arise on the death of one of the parties. We advise on all aspects of cohabitation from the drafting of cohabitation agreements to resolving the complex issues which can arise on separation.

As a firm specialising in all matters affecting private clients, we are particularly well placed to advise on property ownership, tax implications and on all financial claims including those brought on behalf of children for capital and maintenance as well as on other child related issues such as parental responsibility, residence, contact and schooling.

We give practical and pragmatic advice and aim to achieve fair solutions whilst keeping conflict to the minimum.

The family team at Payne Hicks Beach is ranked in Chambers HNW 2021. Quotes include, "they have such a super team of lawyers that are real experts in their field” and "they're really dynamic and energetic." With another source highlighting the quality of the family team: "their family law team is excellent...they are extremely dedicated, extremely hard-working and very results-focused."

PRACTITIONERS IN THIS FIELD

AWARDS AND ACCREDITATIONS

LEGAL 500

TOP TIER

2021

CHAMBERS UK

LEADING FIRM

2021

CHAMBERS HNW

LEADING FIRM

2021

EPRIVATECLIENT

TOP TIER FAMILY LAW FIRM

2021

CITYWEALTH MAGIC CIRCLE AWARDS

SHORTLISTED: Family Law Firm of the Year

2021

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