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Chris Fairhurst Principal Lawyer, Family

Experience Profile

Chris is a Principal Lawyer in the Family Law team in Manchester with over 20 years’ experience specialising in financial and children arrangements following separation and divorce.

He is one of a limited number of dual qualified Resolution and Children Panel Accredited specialists in the country, which provides him with the expertise to assist clients throughout a case, including appeals to the High Court and Court of Appeal.

He has extensive experience of dealing with and awareness of the most important issues which matter when representing officers, including financial arrangements relating to the family home, investments, pay issues and pensions, as well as sorting child living arrangements to fit around busy shift patterns.

Central to his approach and support of clients at their most vulnerable, is a belief that each family is unique. Every client will have circumstances that will require careful consideration of their individual needs, and he strives for a positive outcome.

As clients increasingly seek to resolve any disputes as quickly as possible without unnecessary cost and upset, Chris seeks to guide clients through sympathetic negotiation, including table meetings and utilising mediation or other alternative dispute resolution. His approach is non-confrontational and takes into account the needs of the whole family.