• Big Money Assets
    • Child Maintenance
    • Children Financial Disputes
    • Civil Partnership
    • Cohabitation Claims
    • Family or Small Business
    • Farming Cases
    • Finances and Foreign Divorce
    • Inheritance Act Claims
    • Middle Range Assets
    • Modest Assets
    • Trusts
    • UK Pensions

Michael Hayes

Tel: 020 7353 2532 | michaelhayes@5pumpcourt.com
5 Pump Court, Temple, London EC4Y 7AP

Michael is a Barrister practising exclusively in Family Law. Prior to becoming a Barrister Michael practised as a Solicitor for over 20 years.

He has specialist experience in family law matters with a particular emphasis on matrimonial finance claims, including high value financial claims and disputes involving business assets and companies and cases involving pensions and trusts.

Michael is a member of the Family Law Bar Association, and an affiliate member of Resolution. As a Solicitor he was accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under the Family Law Accreditation Scheme, and also by ‘Resolution’ in the areas of Advanced Financial Provision and Co-habitation.

He regularly advises unmarried couples concerning both pre-marital (pre and post nuptial deeds), as well as separation issues. He is also an expert on advising same-sex couples on the dissolution of civil partnerships.

Michael regularly deals with jurisdictional issues, and cases involving an international element, and was a former Chairman of the Family & Succession Law Practice group of ‘Eurojuris’.

Michael qualified as a Collaborative lawyer in 2007 and qualified as an Arbitrator in 2012.

Michael’s areas of expertise include:

  • Divorce and separation;
  • Financial cases, including high net value cases with an international element;
  • Pension issues arising from divorce or separation;
  • Financial matters involving trusts;
  • Co-habitation disputes;
  • Injunctions, including the prevention of the disposal of assets in financial proceedings;
  • Children Act work, including applications for financial provision for children;
  • Inheritance Act claims;
  • Pre-nuptial, Co-habitation and Separation deeds;
  • Collaborative law;
  • Family law Arbitration.

Michael speaks conversational French.

Although Michael is based in the South East he is happy to undertake Arbitrations nationwide.

Barrister, Collaborative Lawyer
Geographic Region:
East Midlands, East of England, London, North East, North West, South East, South West, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire and The Humber



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