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Why did you choose the law?
I studied law at ‘A’ level and enjoyed it so much that it became my chosen subject at university.
Tell us a bit about how you got here…
I joined the firm in August 2012 and am a Partner in our Family Department.
What does your day job look like?
I have a wealth of experience having advised upon all aspects of family law for over 25 years, including divorce, separation, pre-marital agreements (pre-nups), cohabitation and children issues. I often advise on complex financial cases which involve businesses, trusts and pensions.
I genuinely care about clients and strive to take a constructive and cost-effective approach to cases at all times. I have the experience, knowledge and skills to be robust where necessary to achieve the desired outcome. I believe in giving clear and straightforward advice.
I am dedicated to resolving matters through negotiation and am a trained Collaborative Lawyer which allows cases to be resolved at roundtable meetings rather than at Court. The meetings are often hosted at our offices.
I am also a member of Resolution which is an organisation of specialist family lawyers whose aim is to promote a constructive resolution of family disputes.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I was born and raised in Coventry. I am a keen golfer and an enthusiastic motorsport spectator.
“At Band Hatton Button LLP Tracy Cross and Peter Martin are experienced advocates who regularly represent clients at hearings in complex children’s and financial cases. In addition the lawyers are collaboratively trained and the team has an experienced and accredited mediator. Cross heads the department and is qualified to undertake direct child consultation work within the mediation process. The practice regularly handles cases involving companies and family businesses.”
“I wanted to thank you both for getting the divorce and house transfer progressed in the timeframe you did. I have been very impressed by the support you have offered and the outcome of my situation.”
“I would like to thank Peter Martin for all his hard work. I have been his client since he joined Band Hatton Button. He is such a fantastic Solicitor. He knows if I need a solicitor again, I will come back to him.”