I joined Hawkins Family Law in 2011, and in 2012 I enrolled with Cilex to become a Chartered Legal Executive. By 2015 I had completed all of my level 3 exams, achieving distinctions in all three of these modules. Alongside my studies, I continued to develop my skills and experience in all areas of family law, working closely with the other directors at Hawkins. In July 2019 I qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive, having completed my level 6 exams in 2018.
Throughout this time, I have worked in all areas of family law, gaining experience and knowledge. I maintain a client focused and proportionate approach to cases and look at my client’s overall objective.
I have assisted clients through all areas of dispute regarding child arrangements, such as with whom a child should live and spend time with. I have dealt with cases with a high level of conflict and serious allegations of domestic violence. My experience also covers cases concerning disputes regarding removal of children outside of the jurisdiction and risk of abduction.
With regards to matrimonial finances, I have assisted clients through the process of exchange of financial disclosure and settlement discussions. As all time I focus on the bigger picture, assisting clients with reaching the best resolution at the earliest opportunity. As a member of Resolution, I encourage clients to consider alternative dispute resolution methods, including arbitration and voluntary exchange in order to reach a resolution without the need for Court intervention where possible and appropriate. I have, however, also represented clients through financial proceedings, all the way to a final hearing.
Q&A with Rebecca
What do you enjoy most about your job?
What do you enjoy most about working at Hawkins Family Law?
I enjoy working with the team.
What aspect of family law do you find most interesting?
I enjoy doing work surrounding child arrangements.
What’s your favourite time of day?
Breakfast time is my favourite time of day.
What’s your biggest weakness?
My biggest weakness is Pringles, I just cannot resist!
What’s your biggest strength?
Drinking an unnatural amount of coffee during the day and still being able to fall asleep.
What’s the biggest learning experience you’ve had?
I think it has to be studying law!
What makes you angry?
What’s one vice you wish you could give up?
What are you most excited about these days?
Mornings with no alarms and duvet days with Netflix.