ALISON HAYES

LEVISON MELTZER PIGOTT

Category
Family Lawyers
Company Size
UK

Alison Hayes describes her route into family law as ‘very bland’, saying she fell into it accidentally rather than by any personal design. ‘I probably thought I’d be an entertainment lawyer — but I did a seat in family law during my articles and really enjoyed it,’ she says, highlighting ‘the fact you never know what is going to happen next and the fact that having a boring life is a good life’. Her own approach is one of practicality, advocating a rational approach, not only to marriage, but to partnership and cohabitation as well. ‘It’s not all divorce now… it’s all types of regulating relationships and coming up with sometimes quite unusual, agreements about how people want to live their lives.

Alison Hayes