• 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

T: 020 7353 2532  |  michaelhayes@5pumpcourt.com

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
East Midlands, East of England, London, North East, North West, South East, South West, Wales, West Midlands, Yorkshire and The Humber