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Ward Hadaway

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Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Louise Cannell-Mirza

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Ward Hadaway

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Family and Matrimonial




Louise deals with all aspects of family law including divorce, finance and children disputes.

She has also advised in matters concerning international relocation of children, adoption, Child Support Agency and Child Maintenance Service issues and cohabitation disputes.

She also acts in public law care proceedings on behalf of parents, extended family members and children, through their CAFCASS Guardians.

Louise’s practice also extends to the public sector, providing advice and training in relation to safeguarding children. This includes advising a number of NHS Trusts and Academies.

North: Private client


Within: Family

Ward Hadaway’s ‘impressive and hugely professional family law department’ is ‘diligent’, ‘provides quality advice’ and ‘stands out for its excellent case preparation and client care’. It is led by the ‘experienced, dedicated and diligent’ Jonathan Flower, who is ‘very experienced in representing children of all ages’, ‘leaving no stone unturned to achieve the best outcome for vulnerable children and adolescents’. Flower, who also handles high-value divorce settlements, is supported by Sarah Crilly, whose ‘calming influence’ ‘takes away all of the client’s anxieties’; she is ‘easy to communicate with’ and provides ‘thorough advice’ and ‘very good assistance with matters involving financial remedies’. Other key individuals include associate Cassandra Spenceley, who ‘delivers sound advice in an understandable and approachable manner’, and associate Louise Cannell-Mirza, who is noted for her ‘excellent case preparations’. Solicitor Hollie Morgan is a ‘promising newcomer’.

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