Beth Wilkins

Partner

Family

Manchester

Beth Wilkins joined JMW in October 2011.  She has been a family lawyer for over 30 years and spent 16 years as a leading partner in Pannone's family law department.

Beth has acted in the divorces of a great cross section of clients from all walks of life including sports, the media, the professions (including the judiciary), academics, and business and commerce.

She is empathetic and understanding and renowned for her "iron fist in a velvet glove" approach, being conciliatory where possible but fighting her client’s corner.  She has featured as a leading individual in both the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession and the Legal 500 for more years than she cares to remember.  She is known as a doyenne of family law and as "till Beth us do part". Chambers and Partners says that ‘Beth Wilkins is widely admired for her expertise and experience in family law, by both her peers and her clients, one of whom described her as "outstanding." She continues to focus her practice on complicated financial disputes and prenuptial agreements.‘

Most recently, Chambers 2016 described Beth as 'renowned for her expertise in financial settlements, Children Act cases and prenuptial agreements. Interviewees note that "she brings a clarity and a tactical approach to a case," going on to describe her as "a superb partner who is calm, knowledgeable and thoughtful. Working on a case with her is a genuine pleasure." The Legal 500 2015 describes Beth as "incredibly experienced". 

She, represented the husband in the highly-publicised Supreme Court case, Sharland v Sharland [2015] UKSC 60.  She also acted for the wife in the high net worth divorce case, SK v TK [2013] EWHC 834

Tel: 0161 828 8363

E-mail: beth.wilkins@jmw.co.uk

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