Bernadette Hoy acclaimed in The Legal 500 UK

Bernadette Hoy, a Partner at Garside & Hoy and head of our Family Law department, has today received an excellent review in The Legal 500 UK.

The review of the Family Law department states: Garside & Hoy: ‘knowledgeable and goal-driven’ group provides ‘excellent response times and good value for money’. The team has notable expertise in financial settlements, particularly where foreign assets and jurisdiction issues are involved, and highlights included acting for a client in multi-jurisdictional divorce and financial proceedings involving Iran and the UK. The ‘highly experienced’ Bernadette Hoy heads the practice and is ‘meticulous, pragmatic and determined’; she has ‘an extensive network of contacts within the legal profession’ and ‘a great ability to turn challenging situations around in a relatively short space of time’.

What areas of Family Law can I speak with Bernadette Hoy about?

Bernadette has a wealth of experience in all aspects of family law and is a well known specialist on the financial aspects of divorce and separation, and her expertise extends to arrangements for children.

As a member of Resolution, Bernadette is committed to working with her clients to reach constructive solutions and agreements wherever possible. However, she also has a great deal of hard-hitting experience in court, and has achieved many notable negotiated settlements.  Bernadette is a member of the Law Society Family Law Panel and an accredited member of the Resolution Family Law Panel demonstrating her specialisation in this area of law. She has practiced  as a Collaborative Family Lawyer since 2007 and has since developed a successful practice using this procedure for couples who want to reach agreement without litigation.

Bernadette practices as a Family Mediator and can offer Mediation to her clients on both Financial and Children’s matters.

The Legal 500

The Legal 500 is the leading guide to law firms in the UK with over 4 million users visiting the website each year.  Every firm ranked – and every individual mentioned – in The Legal 500 UK is ‘recommended’.

For 29 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world. The rankings are based on a series of criteria, but in particular they state that they “highlight the practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel”. The research is based on feedback from clients, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market.

If you wish to discuss any Family Law matters with Bernadette Hoy, please contact 0208 427 5656 or