Meet Graham Walsh, Hillyer McKeown Divorce & Family Law Associate.

I understand how complicated and stressful relationship issues can be, so I am on hand alongside specialist legal experts to guide you through matrimonial problems, or other relationship difficulties including separation and divorce. I have over 35 years’ experience in family law, specialising in the areas below.

Matrimonial issues including divorce

As an example, I help people when their relationship is starting to break down, working through the possible implications for them and other family members of financial planning, and taking care of assets and property. Also, speak to me if you need advice about pension arrangements and splitting pensions on divorce. I help people to reach a settlement agreement which sets out their future financial arrangements.

If someone does not want a divorce, it is still important to gain advice on obligations of the spouse to provide financial support.


Also, I provide advice to people who are not married; it is crucial to understand your legal rights regarding co-habitation. If you need to make arrangements as the main carer (or if you are the secondary carer) for contact with children, I also provide support to people going through this process.

Children’s Act cases

I help people to sort out disputes over parental rights to children including issues of residence and contact. Speak to me if you would like advice on future financial arrangements for children.

Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements

This may not be something you have considered (or think is necessary!) but if you do require assistance, I can provide advice about pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, which include setting out financial arrangements should the relationship break down in the future.

My extensive experience of divorce and financial settlements includes:

  • Co-habitation agreements
  • Civil partnership disputes
  • Separation agreements

Over the years, I have represented high-profile clients, and have had several cases reach the Court of Appeal.

I thrive on being busy and enjoy working life, balancing the needs of my clients with the challenges of a practice that invariably include court work.

Whatever your legal need, our team of experienced, friendly lawyers will provide the support and guidance you and your family need. Sometimes, in difficult circumstances, you need to know you have people with a ‘can-do’ attitude in your corner.

What clients think

“An outstanding family lawyer. Graham was supportive throughout my case and was always available to deal with any issues.” Leanne Hughes

“Graham was most professional in his advice and encouragement during my divorce. I have had total confidence in him and would thoroughly recommend him. Thank you so much!” Divorce Client

Graham provides excellent client service. His wealth of knowledge and experience was invaluable. Family Law Client

Associate | Divorce & Family Law

Graham Walsh - Hillyer McKeown

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Phone: 01244 318131