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Portrait of Beth Bell
Areas of expertise: Family law, Private wealth


Beth is a senior associate in the family law team in Guildford. She advises on all areas of family law for married and unmarried couples, and has particular expertise in the financial issues that can arise when a relationship ends. Beth regularly acts for clients in situations where finances are tight and both parties need to rehouse in order to take steps towards financially secure futures as individuals, offering a professional but sensitive approach.

She also assists senior members of the team with high value cases involving complex financial structures and overseas properties and assets. In litigation matters, Beth works on cases in the specialist Financial Remedies Unit at the Central Family Court, and has acted on cases at the High Court.

Beth is a member of Resolution. She joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2018, having trained and qualified at another leading family law team in the region.

Recent work highlights

  • Successfully negotiating a financial settlement for a husband which almost entirely preserved his pre-marital and inherited assets.
  • Acting for a wife, who was living in Dubai and moving back to the UK, to negotiate a settlement on her behalf which avoided the need for court proceedings.
  • Assisting on a highly contentious case in the High Court where the assets were circa £42 million and the properties, investments and business assets were spread over seven jurisdictions.

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