Marilyn Bell

Marilyn Bell

Head of the Family Law Team
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EXPERTISE

I am a family law solicitor specialising in divorce and all the difficulties that arise as a result of relationship breakdown. This includes the resolution of financial disputes and all issues relating to children. For the latter, I represent parents and grandparents, often in complex cases, and have been qualified as a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel for over 14 years.

I am also an accredited mediator and a qualified collaborative lawyer, which is a system that promotes the use of non-adversarial techniques to negotiate agreements and settlements without Court proceedings.

KEY EXPERIENCE

  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Collaborative law
  • High value financial settlements
  • Complex Children Act cases
  • Cohabitation disputes
  • Pre-nuptial and cohabitation agreements

IN GENERAL

  • Member of the Law Society Children Panel
  • Member of the Resolution
  • Member of the Family Mediators Association
  • Accreditation in Advanced Financial Provision and Advocacy Financial Provision
  • Member of Hertfordshire Law Society (President in 2002)
  • Member of the Association of Women Solicitors
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SA Law has ‘an excellent reputation in the area of family law. The team is ‘professional, knowledgeable and sensitive to the needs of its clients’. The ‘phenomenal’ Marilyn Bell advises on high net-worth financial cases, multi-party childcare matters and public children law matters.
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She is amazing. She always gets to the crux of the problem, and she is very approachable and incredibly prompt in her responses.
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Marilyn Bell has deep expertise across the full spectrum of family law.
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