Meet our Legal Specialists

Richard Hoare Partner
Richard is a highly experienced family lawyer and an expert in dealing with financial disputes on relationship breakdown. He regularly acts for company directors, business owners, farmers, professionals and sports stars or their spouses. His work encompasses not only advice, negotation and the conduct of court proceedings, but also the preparation of pre and post nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements.

Richard is also experienced in providing advice in proceedings involving children, and in representing those involved in such cases. He has particular expertise in international relocation cases which relate to children.

Richard is a member of Resolution and the International Centre for Famililes in Business and frequently lectures and broadcasts on topical family law issues.

Adele Wilkinson Partner
Adele has practised as a family lawyer since 1989. She has a wealth of experience in dealing with financial, children and domestic violence issues. Adele is Chair of Hull & East Yorkshire Resolution (the national family lawyers association) and practices the Resolution Code of Conduct to represent family clients through the Court process in a civilised, non adversarial way, when other methods of dispute resolution are not appropriate.

Sally-Anne Neal Associate
Sally-Anne is a highly experienced family lawyer dealing with financial issues on divorce.

As a trained collaborative lawyer, Sally-Anne has built an impressive reputation for her collaborative law work and has led the way in applying this method of dispute resolution to many cases with considerable success.

Sally-Anne is a trained mediator and a member of our team of family mediators, working to resolve disputes with regard to financial matters and children issues.

Claire Ward Associate
Claire has over 10 years experience in dealing with all aspects of family law, and is a member of Resolution.

Advising clients in connection with the whole range of issues which arise upon a relationship breakdown, including separation agreements and divorce, Claire has particular skill in resolving the financial aspects.

Claire also has expertise in dealing with private children issues such as contact/residence, providing cohabitation advice to unmarried couples and protective measures such as cohabitation/pre-nuptial agreements and financial/personal injunctions.

Oliver Hall
 Senior Solicitor

Oliver is an experienced family lawyer and has advised clients going through relationship breakdown for over 9 years. His specialist areas include advising clients on financial matters arising from divorce and civil partnership dissolution, cohabitation disputes and child arrangements issues. He also advises clients in cases involving domestic violence and issues relating to the occupation of property.

As well as representing clients at Court, Oliver assists clients planning for the future with the preparation of Pre and Post nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements and separation agreements.

He is known for his enthusiastic yet sympathetic approach and whilst he is not afraid to robustly stand by his clients at Court, his calm and sensible approach often helps them reach an informed decision without the need for Court proceedings.

Natasha Kemish Paralegal
Tash has been a member of our Family Department since joining Andrew Jackson in 2000 and has developed significant experience of dealing with all aspects of Family work.Tash specialises in divorce, children's work and injunctions and also provides support to other members of our Family Department in relation to financial claims arising on divorce or separation.
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