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Annabel Hayward

Director, Hawkins Family Law

I have over 20 years experience in all aspects of family law. I was delighted to join Hawkins Family Law as a director in April 2014, having previously been at law firms in Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridge and London.

I am collaboratively trained, a family mediator and also an Accredited Specialist in cases involving substantial assets (including Pre-Nuptial agreements), and those involving co-habitees (unmarried couples). I am recognised as a “Recommended Lawyer” in the The Legal 500, who also describe me as “striking a good balance between empathising and successfully navigating divorce cases” and “a pragmatic lawyer with a cool head”.  My strong reputation is built around excellent client care and negotiating tailor-made financial settlements – out of Court, where possible, and at an early juncture.

Alongside working at Hawkins, I am also a regional Press Officer for the Milton Keynes’ branch of Resolution, where I am an active member at a national level, sitting on their Co-habitation Working Party, which campaigns to secure legal protection for co-habitants. I also contribute to the legal and national media on family law issues.


  • Resolution Accredited Specialist Family Lawyer
  • Trained Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer
  • Over 20 years experience in Family Law
  • Member of Resolution’s National Cohabitation Working Party
  • Regional Press Officer for the Milton Keynes branch of Resolution


Complex Financial Issues
Complex Trust of Land Act (cohabitation)
Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Awards and Accreditations

  • Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer
  • Accredited Specialist in cases involving substantial assets, including Pre-Nuptial agreements
  • Accredited Specialist in cases involving co-habitees (unmarried couples)

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Client Testimonials about Annabel Hayward

  • “I wanted to re-iterate my gratitude for the work you did to successfully conclude matters relating to my divorce. Many thanks again for representing me and doing an excellent job on my behalf”
  • Annabel was both kind and firm, which is exactly what I needed at such an upsetting and confusing time. She understood that I needed the information and options explained, then time to go away and decide. So thank you!”
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