Hazel became a partner at Hunters in 2013. She was formerly head of the Family Law Department and of the Private Client Group at Cumberland Ellis LLP.
She has substantial experience in advising separating and divorcing couples. Her clients come from the UK and many other jurisdictions, and include people in the legal, military, medical, accountancy and banking professions, entrepreneurs and new media providers.
Her main work is in the financial consequences of relationship breakdown, often dealing with pension and trust issues. She has a particular interest in cases involving children. She deals with a considerable number of both prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, as well as work for civil partners and unmarried couples.
Hazel has an established and active practice as an accredited mediator, certified with the Family Mediation Council, and a qualified collaborative lawyer.
She is a member of Resolution, for whom she also works as a mentor of other family lawyers. She is a trustee of the Tavistock Relationships, the internationally renowned provider of highly specialised and affordable couple counselling and psychotherapy.
Hazel is recommended as a prominent figure in family and matrimonial law and as a power woman the CityWealth Leaders List 2016.
Hazel is recognised as a Leading Individual in the Family: Mediation section of the Legal 500 2016, highlighted as “very calm, reassuring and level-headed.” Hazel is also recommended in the Family section, with referrers stating that she “really knows what she is talking about.”
- “I have worked with Hazel twice in recent years. Hazel’s approach is authoritative but very warm and friendly. She brings a reassuring sense of calmness to stressful family law situations. Her unquestionable knowledge and experience was exactly what I needed to navigate me through a difficult financial situation. Hazel did not disappoint, I would recommend her without hesitation.”
Citywealth Leaders List 2016
- “very calm, reassuring and level-headed”
Legal 500 2016
- “really knows what she is talking about”
Legal 500 2016
- “Always at the top of her game”
Legal 500 2015