"Pulls no punches," “perfectly pragmatic and sensible – but her instincts are battling instincts."
Chambers HNW Guide 2017
Alison Hayes

Alison Hayes joined the firm as a partner in April 2002. She handles complex financial remedy cases and all aspects and type of work involving children often of a complex nature, managing a high level of emotion. Alison is experienced at drawing up all types of agreements between people wishing to regulate their relationships, whether married or not.

Alison does not need to litigate; she is also a Resolution accredited member and qualified to mediate with children. She is also a trained Collaborative Lawyer.

  • Interviewees note that Alison Hayes "will always go the extra mile for her clients - she's so completely available and dependable. She also manages to combine delicate cases with humour so that she keeps her clients' spirits up." She handles a wide range of issues associated with relationship dissolution, including finance and private children matters. Chambers UK 2018
  • Alison Hayes “really goes that extra mile for her clients, and is completely client-focused”. Legal 500 2017
  • Alison Hayes "pulls no punches," says a source; "she's very straight-talking, doesn't waste anyone's time but absolutely cuts to it. Whether that's cutting to a deal or cutting to litigation, she gets there fast." According to another, she "fights her client's corner very strongly and doesn't take many backwards steps. She's quite formidable." Hayes handles impressively complex family litigation matters, and has a strong international element to her practice. "She's a litigator,"says a barrister; "I don't mean she's allergic to settlement – she's perfectly pragmatic and sensible – but her instincts are battling instincts." This source continues: "She is very much looking for a way to identify what the client wants and see if it can be fought for." Chambers HNW Guide 2017
  • Alison Hayes is commended for her "brilliant client care skills." Sources describe her as "a real all-rounder" who is highly experienced in complex children and financial matters. Chambers UK 2017
  • Alison Hayes is “technically brilliant”. Legal 500 2016
  • Alison is also consistently recognised in the "Leading Lawyers – Family & Matrimonial" Citywealth Leaders List.
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