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Company

Keystone Law

Position

Partner

Index

Legal

Family Lawyers

Location

Surrey, United Kingdom

Advice type

Financial remedies

Cohabitation

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

Sector focus

Legal Advisory Services

Profile

Chrissie Cuming Walters

Description

‘As a fairly newly qualified lawyer, having overcome financial ruin, near homelessness and crippling socio-economic barriers, I stood on my own two feet and addressed the court in my own no-fault divorce,’ says Chrissie Cuming Walters. ‘It would be four years before I stood and addressed a district judge of the principal registry of the family division, but it was that moment that I became a family lawyer.’

Cuming Walters is a maverick. A dual-qualified solicitor of England & Wales and US Attorney-at-Law, she worked in corporate and commercial law prior to her UK practise and regularly brings this knowledge to financial matters on behalf of her clients.

Her family law practice, which she has now been running for more than a decade, includes mid, HNW and UHNW clients with cases before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, County Courts and Magistrates. Cuming Walters takes a pragmatic approach to the practice of family law that is not limited by restrictive ethos, coupling this with empathy, emotional intelligence and an understanding of client needs that draws on her life experiences.

‘I endeavour to inform, support and empower my clients, enabling them to envisage and move towards a new future while achieving the best possible outcome,’ says Cuming Walters. ‘I seek to build a partnership with my clients and, in return, they find my approach refreshing, empowering and results-orientated.’

The partner’s innovative approach is becoming increasingly recognised in the market. She will soon embark on an exciting new endeavour to rival the offering of The Divorce Surgery, supporting women at every stage of the process, known as the trinity ‘tribe’ approach.

Cuming Walters has won considerable recognition. She was the winner of the Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Awards 2020 for Family Law, and has earned resounding client testimonials, with one describing her as ‘top tier’, voicing ‘unfailing [gratitude]’ and claiming they ‘couldn’t have had a better lawyer’. Another says that, since contacting Cuming Walters, they ‘feel for the first time that I can really do this and move on to a better and happier life.’

Her peers herald her as ‘fierce’, referencing an empowering client - and outcomes-focused service that ‘fights where necessary, agrees where practical, and helps clients to see relationship breakdown as an opportunity to build a new future for themselves and their children.’

Drawing on a wealth of diverse personal and professional experiences, as well as a team of third-party professionals to assist, Cuming Walters brings a truly fresh approach to family law.

Rank: Recommended

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Email

Chrissie.CumingWalters@keystonelaw.co.uk

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