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Lucy Hart is a Senior Family Law, Children Law and Divorce Solicitor specialising in all areas of family law at Co-op Legal Services, based in Manchester. Lucy helps clients both in the UK and Internationally.
Lucy has considerable experience of dealing with a wide range of family law issues across England & Wales. She has particular expertise in complex divorce financial settlements involving substantial assets including business interests, trusts and assets outside of the UK.
Lucy is also adept at advising clients where the assets are more modest which present different challenges. Lucy will achieve the best possible outcome for her clients and will strive to achieve a resolution without a Court application being necessary. She will however protect her client’s interests at every stage and recognises that in some cases litigation is necessary to secure the best interests of her client.
Lucy provides legal advice and services for the consequences of relationship breakdown for unmarried couples and same sex partnerships. She also advises couples at the outset of their relationship as to how to protect their wealth with Pre-nuptial Agreements and Cohabitation (living together) Agreements.
In addition to advising clients in respect of financial matters, Lucy guides clients through the very difficult process of child custody disputes. She recognises the significant impact of separation and divorce on children and deals with these matters sensitively and proactively. She has particular experience of successfully representing clients who wish to relocate with their child abroad, as well as those parents who wish to prevent a child from being taken out of the UK.
Lucy provides a high level of client service and builds excellent relationships with her clients and other professionals. She provides proactive and sensible advice in a cost effective manner in order to achieve the best possible outcome as swiftly as possible.
Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)
Upon qualifying as a Solicitor in 2007 Lucy joined Mace and Jones based in Manchester, Knutsford and Liverpool before the firm merged with the national law firm Weightmans LLP. Lucy was part of a team recognised in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 as being in the top tier in the North West.
In 2015 Lucy joined Irwin Mitchell in Manchester, again a leading national firm recognised as an expert specialist team and winners of a number of national awards.
Lucy joined Co-op Legal Services in Manchester in August 2016.
When Not Working
Lucy is kept busy by her two young children but in her spare time enjoys keeping fit and relaxing with friends and family.