Find out more about Chris Monro – Family Lawyer at Bray & Bray, based at our Market Harborough office.
Q: How long have you been working in family law?
A: Since March 1999.
Q: What made you want to get into Family Law?
A: I started dealing with Family Law by chance in 1995, when a colleague left the Family Department of the firm I was with. I developed a liking for this area of the Law and decided to specialise in it and did so at a subsequent firm in London, before moving up to Leicestershire and Bray and Bray.
Q: What is the most challenging type of case you have handled and won?
A: A financial relief case I dealt with for a wife, involving significant assets, which went to Trial. We obtained a very favourable Order. The husband appealed and lost, but then applied to Court to vary the earlier Order and lost again. He appealed that decision and lost once more so my client’s financial award was preserved for her.
Q: What types of cases do you have most experience in?
A: Co-habitation and financial relief cases.
Q: Why do you think so many people come to Bray & Bray to sort these types of issues out?
A: We are a friendly and approachable firm which has a good reputation for reliability and a common sense approach to resolving family issues for clients.
Q: Which sort of cases do you find that you can relate to most?
A: Co-habitation cases and Inheritance Act claims (which I also specialise in), where a spouse, ex-spouse, partner, ex-partner or child has been left nothing or a minimal share of their relative’s/partner’s Estate.
Q: What do you do to unwind after a busy day?
A: I love listening to music, particularly loud rock music, with a bit of classical thrown in. I enjoy thought provoking books and films and great sport. Also a good walk, preferably with a pint at the end of it!
Q: What is the key to your success?
A: A sensible and reasonable approach to problem solving.
Q: If you weren’t a solicitor, what do you think you would be good at?
A: Writing a pacey thriller or possibly science fiction novel.
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