Kerry Hayward is a CILEx Student in the Family team, based in our Newbury office.
Kerry joined Gardner Leader in June 2019 as a Support Assistant in the Family Team having achieved an A-Level in Law. She is currently a student of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, undertaking the CILEx Professional Qualification (CPQ) and studying at Foundation level.
Kerry is experienced in supporting and assisting fee earners in all family law matters, including divorce, cohabitation, child arrangements orders and financial remedy proceedings.
She assists in drafting orders, statements and applications to court, as well as supporting clients in resolving disputes and achieving the best outcome for them. Kerry is an avid supporter of resolving disputes in an amicable and cost effective way, and encourages forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) wherever possible.
- Successfully ran her own cases, achieving favourable settlements quickly and amicably, under supervision.
- Been involved in a jurisdictional dispute compromising of many complex arguments.
- Successfully obtained an emergency injunction on behalf of a client experiencing domestic abuse.
- Been involved in multiple high net worth cases involving complex business structures, and achieving favourable outcomes for clients.