Marilyn Bell

Marilyn Bell

Head of SA Law’s Family department
St.Albans
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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 a trained 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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Marilyn Bell comments in The Times: Russell Crowe has the right idea with his divorce auction

Russell Crowe is auctioning off memorabilia from his movies and some of his personal items. What an excellent idea, comments Head of Family Law Marilyn…

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SA Law LLP’s clients single out Marilyn Bell for her ‘innate ability to always put her clients’ needs at the forefront of her work.’
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The Reluctant Divorcee: Rebecca's story

Nearly a year on and with 46 blog posts published, 1 award won and over 2,500 regular readers per month, SA Law's Reluctant Divorcee is on the final stage…

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Very calm and efficient, but will make sure that she makes the right points strongly.
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SA Law win double at the Herts Digital Awards

We are delighted to share the news of our double win at the Hertfordshire Digital Awards.

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Marilyn Bell & Julie Gingell at the Herts Digital Awards
Herts Digital Awards best blog
The Law Society Family Mediation Accreditation
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Sharing the Care of the Children

When couples separate one of the most important arrangements they will have to sort out is how they are going to care for their children going forward.

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Matrimonial Conveyancing: Who should sell the house?

Marilyn Bell debates what the options are if divorce proceedings result in the family home having to be sold - which solicitor is going to act on the…

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Marilyn Bell ‘provides sound advice with extremely good judgement’.
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Top tier Family team leads SA Law’s celebration of successful 2017 legal directory results

SA Law's Family team has been ranked as a top tier leading law firm in the latest edition of the Legal 500’s UK legal sector research, reinforcing the…

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'She is very client-focused and works unbelievable hours', a source reports, further praising her as 'friendly, reassuring and always calm.'
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Universal credit and it's impact on separating couples

Head of family law Marilyn Bell examines the key changes to the current tax credit system

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Pre-Nups and the Family Business

Pre-nups are a difficult subject at the best of times, when there is a family business involved too, that can cause additional difficulty.

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I chose law because I wanted to help people through difficult periods in their lives
Marilyn Bell hosts SA Law Family Wine Tasting Challenge
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Tips from a Mediator

Partner, Head of family law and mediator at SA Law, Marilyn Bell gives advice on mediating situations to ease uncomfortable situations

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Litigants in Person: Things to be mindful of

Head of Family Law, Marilyn Bell explains the difficulties for both solicitors and clients that can arise when working with Litigants in Person.

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The role of financial advisers in financial disclosure

Financial disclosure can prove a lengthy and complex part of divorce proceedings and, says Marilyn Bell, Head of family law at SA Law, the input of a…

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The Law Society Children Law
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What happens to Orders for children if one parent moves to another country?

Marilyn Bell explains what happens to Orders for children if one parent moves to another country.

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If I wasn’t a lawyer I’d be a teacher
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Universal Tax Credit

The Universal Tax Credit, is a welfare benefit that was introduced in the United Kingdom in 2013 to replace many existing benefits and tax credits.

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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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Why does divorce have to be so complicated?

Marilyn Bell explores common problems faced when dealing with complex finance issues during a divorce

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Marilyn Bell is valued for her ‘thoroughness, knowledge of the law and quick response times.’
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Clients appreciate the team's business-oriented and practical approach. 'They are commercial, knowledgeable and client-focused. They are very constructive and pragmatic.'
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The whole team just seemed switched-on. They were empathetic, knowledgeable, approachable and respectful. A pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend them.
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