ThomasHaywood provide a service that is individual to each client. We firmly believe that each of our clients deserves a specialist lawyer with extensive experience and knowledge of family. law. We ensure that each client is provided with the care that only a niche firm such as ThomasHaywood can provide.
Sarah Haywood qualified in 1997 and has worked exclusively in family law since then. She established ThomasHaywood in 2011 having decided it was possible to provide more to her clients from a specialist family firm than a general practice.
Juliet Franklin joined Thomas Haywood in 2014 as a partner level consultant. Juliet qualified in 1992 and has also spent her career exclusively in family law.
Sarah and Juliet work closely as a team, ensuring that clients always have a partner level contact.
We provide a practical, sympathetic and constructive approach and deal personally with every aspect of each client’s case. Work is only ever performed by an assistant where that is both appropriate and has the client’s full agreement.
At Thomas Haywood, we recognise that a marriage breakdown needs careful navigation, regardless of wealth and regardless of whether the client is seeking to preserve assets or gain their fair share.
We are very proud that Thomas Haywood as a firm, and Sarah and Juliet as individuals, are recognised in both leading legal directories, Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500. Their comments include the following:
“Based in Tunbridge Wells, ThomasHaywood Solicitors’ family law team is ‘understanding and compassionate whilst at the same time being direct and assertive when required’. Team head Sarah Haywood ‘maintains professionalism throughout and gets the right outcome’ and specialises in all aspects of family law, with a particular focus on complex financial disputes.”
‘I have found the team at ThomasHaywood to be outstanding. ThomasHaywood remained professional at all times through challenging times and reassured me regularly. They were always at the end of the phone if I had any issues. Communication was another key area for me and as ThomasHaywood is a small firm, I definitely received the personal touch.’
‘Sarah Haywood and the team at ThomasHaywood represented me as a family law firm during a recent divorce. Above all else, I found the ethos of the firm to be objective, acting in my best interests at all times. Throughout our dealing the team were all informed and available to help.’
‘Sarah Haywood was always available to assist me during very difficult times, and made herself available where I believe other firms wouldn’t. Sarah was always fair, and on a number of occasions helped me to see a different perspective or change my approach. This skill sets Sarah apart from other legal professionals I have dealt with.’
“They represent extremely good value for the clients who get a magic circle service but not at a magic circle cost”.
“This isn’t just about revenue generation but doing the right thing for the client and providing support in the appropriate way”.