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Hilary is a family lawyer with extensive experience of advising a wide range of clients on the issues arising from family breakdown. Her background in corporate and commercial matters, and her understanding of complex financial arrangements, means that she is particularly well-placed to advise entrepreneurial couples and families owning small to medium sized enterprises or land and farmland, as well as those with inherited wealth and the retired with pensions in payment.

Hilary’s cases often involve an international element, including child abduction and disputes as to the country in which the child is to be brought up and educated. Hilary is a qualified FMA family mediator and is also able to undertake her own advocacy in court.

Before joining Keystone Law, Hilary spent many years working with Rosenblatt solicitors, both as a partner and then a consultant, and also has experience of working for a high street firm.

Hilary Pennington-Mellor helped me through a very traumatic divorce. Her advice was always pragmatic. For me what stands Hilary apart from others in her profession is her ability to deliver the terms of the law in a sensitive way, managing the legal and emotional aspects of divorce with both professionalism and compassion.


I found Keystone Law to be a refreshingly different way of navigating the complexities of my divorce. Hilary was an immense help and support at the most difficult time for me. Her nerve was always steadfast and her resolve to secure the best position for me was reassuring. She simplified the process for me at every step. Most of all she was human and treated me kindly with warmth and understanding. I came to trust her judgement and through the partnership I had with her, achieved the outcome that I wanted. I do not hesitate to commend her professionalism and recommend her highly as a family focused divorce specialist. I achieved the outcome that I wanted and most importantly moved on successfully with my life.


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