Elizabeth Hassall

Partner

If you are experiencing a relationship or marriage break down, you can appreciate the stress it can create everyone affected. And if children are involved, you absolutely need a legal expert by your side who understands what you’re going through emotionally and financially, and can guide you through the legal process.

Elizabeth is a Partner and one of the leading family and relationship lawyers in the region. Along with her team, you can be reassured that once Elizabeth is supporting you, you are in very good hands.

Sorting out finances during divorce or separation

Separating from your partner – whether married or cohabiting – is often devastating and usually involves sorting out finances. If you have lived together for a short or long time, chances are you’ll need a legal expert to help you unravel finances and other shared material assets, including those built up over time such as the family home.

If you have children, Elizabeth’s experience of Schedule 1 claims under the Children Act will be invaluable. It allows financial claims for children in circumstances for which financial provision would not otherwise apply. If you are a business owner, complex company and partnerships might also need to be dissolved with tax and liquidity issues addressed.

Elizabeth’s commercial mind set comes to the fore when working with both clients and their professional advisers on pre-nuptial and cohabitation agreements. The background might be protecting existing wealth, or allowing family members to hand down assets. As an example, some people going through divorce or separation choose to contribute to a child or grandchild’s housing needs; this contribution to property or other assets may cause complications.

Every situation is different – including yours.

Because there is no one-size-fits-all, Elizabeth will take time to appreciate the unique situation you are facing.

As a farmer’s daughter, she has experience of farming and rural business situations and the impact that a divorce might have on liquidity. She also completely understands that extended family might also rely on such a business, and can handle such complexities sensitively and diplomatically.

Expert legal negotiation

What if you want to avoid costly and extended court appearances? Elizabeth is well-known as a litigator and negotiator. She qualified as a Collaborative Lawyer in 2004 and prefers getting people round the table which can be more constructive, confidential and sort thing out quicker.

If you need legal advice about a divorce or separation, contact Elizabeth for an initial and confidential chat.

Client quote from the prestigious Legal 500, 2024 edition

“Elizabeth Hassall stands out as exceptional. She has vast experience in financial remedy work and has been with large Manchester and Liverpool firms during her long career. As well as very good lawyer skills she is sensitive to people, generally whether clients or opponents. Great judgment in litigation and negotiation. Top of the tree.”


Elizabeth is recognised in prestigious legal publications such as Legal 500 and Chambers Legal Directory. She is one of the select few leading lawyers to be repeatedly recognised in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame. Elizabeth has previously headed family law teams for boutique and Top 50 Law Firms since 1997. 

Prestigious Legal 500 publication

“Exceptional in the field of financial remedy on divorce.” “Elizabeth has good lawyer skills, is sensitive to people, great judgment in litigation and negotiation. Top of the tree.”

She is an Accredited Member of Resolution – the National Body for Family Solicitors and is the current Chair of the Chester and North Wales Committee.


Elizabeth is listed as a Leading Lawyer by Wiselaw.

Let Elizabeth handle your query.

Meet members of Elizabeth's team

Emma Evans

Associate Solicitor
Family & Relationships

Holly Thomas

Solicitor
Family & Relationships

Rachel Hodnett

Paralegal
Family & Relationships

Abigail Blakemore

Senior Legal Assistant
Wills & Probate

Amber Farrell

Legal Assistant
Wills & Probate

Angharad Williams

Solicitor
Employment & Commercial

Anne Scheland

Partner
Head of Corporate & Commercial

Beth Sales

Associate
Commercial Property

Bethan Thomas

Senior Paralegal
Court of Protection

Carly McCann

Talent and Engagement Manager
Talent & Engagement

Ceri Burns

Solicitor
Wills & Probate

Clare Lawrence

Talent and Engagement Manager
Recruitment

Clare Mathieson

Associate
Commercial Property

Corinne Vaughan

Associate
Operations Manager, Residential Property

Daniel Nevin

Solicitor
Residential Property

Daniela Keogh

Legal Advisor
Corporate & Employment

Deana Phillips

Associate
Employment law specialist

Emma Evans

Associate Solicitor
Family & Relationships

Frances Cartwright

Associate
Wills & Probate

Holly Thomas

Solicitor
Family & Relationships

Ian Millington

Partner & Legal Services Director
Commercial Property

James Cullen

Associate
Commercial Property

Joel Harries

Legal Assistant
Residential Property & Support

Justine Watkinson

Partner & Engagement Director
Employment Law

Kathy Szeputi

Head of Brand & Communications
Marketing

Lauren Douglas

Solicitor
Corporate & Commercial

Liam Wyatt

Solicitor
Litigation Specialist

Mandy Ridgway

Customer Experience Executive
Wills & Lifetime Planning

Michael Chambers

Partner
Head of Resolution and Recovery

Michael Richards

Senior Associate
Head of Commercial Recoveries

Molly Ward

Paralegal
Commercial & IP

Nicole Watts

Lifetime Planning Manager
Wills & Lifetime Planning

Paul Beckett

Operations and Risk Director

Paul Hilton

Consultant Solicitor
Commercial Recoveries

Paul Marsh

Consultant Solicitor
Insolvency

Peter Southeran

Consultant Solicitor
Commercial Dispute Resolution

Rachel Hodnett

Paralegal
Family & Relationships

Rachael Piggott

Senior Associate
Commercial contracts expert

Richard Burnett

Commercial Director
Helping your business succeed

Richard Owen

Senior Associate
Commercial Dispute Resolution expert

Ruth Heap

Partner and Head of Private Client Services
Wills & Probate

Sara Wakefield

Associate
Residential Property

Sophie Bebbington

Associate
Contentious probate and litigation specialist

Sophie Prescott

Solicitor
Wills & Probate

Theo Thomas

Legal Assistant
Residential Property

Wendy Randall

Probate Practitioner & Senior Associate
Wills & Probate

Yasmin Briscoe

Senior Legal Assistant
Wills & Probate

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