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Beverley Darwent Principal Lawyer, Family Law

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Beverley is a Senior Family Law Solicitor at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Manchester and Liverpool. She has more than 27 years experience in family law.

Her particular area of expertise is in dealing with high net worth divorce financial settlements. These often involve businesses, trusts, international aspects and inherited or pre-acquired assets.

As well as divorce, Beverley has handled financial settlements on separation, civil partnership breakdowns and cohabitation disputes as well as pre-nuptial agreements and post-nuptial arrangements.

In addition she is an expert in dealing with child residence issues including contact disputes and financial claims in respect of children.

Beverley has successfully represented a variety of clients including businessmen, individuals with international lifestyles and high profile figures in media and entertainment.

Many of her cases involve complex valuations, accountancy and taxation issues.


  • Family law
  • Divorce
  • Cohabitation
  • Civil partnerships
  • Child custody
  • Financial settlements
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Post nuptial agreements

Commendations from Independent Legal Directories

  • Chambers and Partners 2017
  • Chambers and Partners
  • Legal 500: "Very client focused"

Career History

  • Since 2013 Slater and Gordon
  • 2005 - 2013 Pannone Solicitors
  • 2000 – 2005 Sue Petritz Solicitors
  • 1998 – 2000 Addleshaws Solicitors

Professional Memberships

  • Member of Manchester Collaborative Law Group 
  • A Resolution accredited specialist in advanced financial provision and private children law
  • A trained counsellor 
  • Member of the Law Society Family Section

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