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Emma van Bunnens

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I am a family law solicitor specialising in divorce, finances and cases involving children. I also represent clients dealing with both pre and post nuptial agreements. In my practice, I also represent separating cohabitees in disputes relating to property and grandparents dealing with issues of contact with their grandchildren. I also represent clients seeking Special Guardianship Orders.

I studied Law at the University of Sussex and then went on to complete my Legal Practice Course at the College of law, Guildford.  In 2004, I completed my training contract with Allen Ticehurst Solicitors and was taken on by the firm. I remained with the firm when it merged with Mayo Wynne Baxter in 2012.  I was made Associate Solicitor in 2013 and then Partner in 2016.

With the sensitivity needed to handle difficult situations, I resolve disputes in a pragmatic and sensible way whether it be a difficult matter involving children or a complex high net worth divorce case.  I ensure I deal with matters in a way that results in the best for my client and each case is dealt with on its own facts. I’m a member of resolution and therefore put emphasis on resolving disputes in a fair and efficient way, again handling such matters in a sensitive manner. A testimonial provided by a client stated: ‘Pragmatic advice delivered in an empathetic manner. Spot on!’

Unlike most family lawyers, I do much of my own advocacy in court, so clients are represented by an expert who fully understands their situation instead of relying on a separate barrister.  I’m also acutely aware of the costs involved in the legal process and therefore offer clients fixed fees in respect of much of my work.

I am Head of our East Grinstead office. Deputy Head of the Family Department as well as being the firm’s Work Experience Partner and the Training Principal.

Outside of work, I spend my spare time with family, and I enjoy spending time horse-riding and being outdoors.

Emma van Bunnens

Emma van Bunnens

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"Emma and Michelle were amazing help throughout my experience. Very friendly and supportive of my situation."

Rachel - May 2023

For the last few years Emma van Bunnens has represented me in the extremely fraught relationship I have with my ‘ex’. During this time she has shouldered all the stresses and complexities of this situation and has always done so with a calm and good-humoured professionalism that has not only resolutely protected my legal/financial position, but has also allowed me to get on with life. She is the light at the end of the tunnel.

KM

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