Overview

Mary is a Director in the private client and wealth team. She has over twelve years’ experience dealing with all aspects of Family Law. She predominately focuses on the implications of relationship breakdown and the resolution of financial claims arising on divorce and separation.

She has a particular interest in complex financial issues, especially those relating to businesses, trusts and pensions and also including financial claims on behalf of children. Coming from a farming background, she also has a specific interest in farming cases.

Mary’s practice includes cohabitation disputes, including drafting cohabitation/living together agreements.  In addition, she advises clients in relation to asset protection (pre and post nuptial agreements).  Mary also acts for parties in relation to children arrangements, including Children Act applications.

Mary is a qualified family mediator and deals with all types of mediation including financial claims arising on divorce, disputes arising from cohabitation and children arrangements.  She is available to conduct sole mediations and co-mediations in our offices in Bristol and London, as well as virtually. 

'Mary Gaskins lives and breathes her cases and is incredibly conscientious. You get a very impressive service from her.' – Chambers UK 2022

'Mary Gaskins is a pleasure to work with and focuses on the most pragmatic way to bring things to a conclusion.' – Legal 500 2022

 
Experience
  • Advising on financial settlements on divorce
  • Advising on pre and post marital agreements
  • Advising on arrangements for children
  • Advising in relation to unmarried couples, including cohabitation agreements

What others say...

She's super-bright and a brilliant lawyer.
Chambers UK 2022