Hayley Trovato

I advise both employers and employees across a diverse range of industries, on all aspects of employment law including:

  • Settlement Agreements
  • Drafting Employment Contracts
  • Disciplinary and Grievance issues
  • Redundancy
  • Employment Tribunal Litigation
  • Discrimination

As a firm, we understand how stressful it can be when dealing with issues involving your employer or as an employer with employees.

My ethos is to build close relationships with my clients to understand their needs and provide practical solutions to their problems, making the process as smooth as possible.

I always strive to get the best outcome for my clients and as well as advice I provide support and guidance throughout the process.

Family law expertise

I advise clients on all aspects of private family law including:

  • Divorce
  • Financial settlements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Pre-Nuptial and Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Cohabitation Disputes
  • Disputes concerning children
  • Leave to remove from the jurisdiction
  • Child Abduction
  • Wardship/ Inherent Jurisdiction Applications

Whatever the dispute my overriding priority is to listen to all of the issues in your case and explore the best way of resolving your problems. This could be through negotiation or by an application to the courts.

I have a particular specialism in complex international children cases such as child abduction under the Hague Convention for both Applicant and Respondents, applications under the Inherent Jurisdiction/ Wardship, and international leave to remove/relocation cases. Many of my cases are conducted at the High Court. I am regularly instructed by the International Child Abduction and Contact Unit.

As a member of Resolution and as a Resolution Accredited Specialist I take a pragmatic, sensitive yet robust attitude to problem solving and dealing with the issues which arise in the breakdown of relationships. I am also a qualified mediator.


I graduated with a First Class Honors Degree in History in 2001 before qualifying as a Solicitor in 2005. I joined the firm in August 2006 and became a Senior Associate in 2015.

Client testimonials

“Many Thanks for all your help during our divorce; this was a very difficult time for me and you helped to make the process much easier.”

“Thank you for dealing with my case in such a calm and efficient manner”

Recent notable cases
  • Serving divorce through foreign process serving office (recent case in High Court in China).
  • Advising clients on non-molestation orders and occupational orders.
Reported Cases

SC v BH [2014] EWHC 1584 (Fam)

S (A CHILD) [2009] EWCA Civ 1021

  • Member of Resolution
  • Resolution Accredited Specialist
  • Member of the Official Solicitor’s Child Abduction Lawyers Association
Leisure interests

Cooking (but prefer eating!), shopping and spending time with my two kids.