Kayleigh Dowty

Solicitor, Family

I graduated from the University of Sussex in 2018 after achieving my LLB Law degree and joined Barwells as an assistant in the Litigation department, before moving over to the Family Department to start my training contract.

During my time at University, I enjoyed the more personal areas of law such as Family Law, Health Care Law and Ethics and undertook an additional Human Rights module during an International Summer School programme at the University of Sussex. I also volunteered at the Citizens Advice Bureau during my final year of University in order to understand and assist clients at vulnerable stages in their lives. This experience allowed me to develop my client care skills before embarking on a legal career. I have also undertaken legal work experience in London and Gibraltar.

After successfully passing the SQE, I am now a Solicitor within the Family department. I am able to advise on a wide range of family disputes including divorce, the resolution of financial matters upon divorce, separation agreements, pre and post nuptial agreements, non-molestation orders and resolving any disputes over children of the family. I am primarily based in our Eastbourne office, but also travel to our Hailsham office.  

In my spare time, Kayleigh enjoys going to concerts, socialising with friends, reading and going for walks.

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  • Blog
    • Posted on July 23, 2020
      Nobody would dispute that one of the sad repercussions of these difficult months is the fact that a large number of people may find themselves being made redundant or being offered a settlement agreement.

      A settlement agreement is an agreement between you and your employer where you give up your right to bring any claim against the employer in exchange for a sum of compensation. In some settlement agreements the compensation sum can be quite high but in others the offer can be relatively modest.

      A settlement agreement can cover situations where there is a potential redundancy, disciplinary, or where parties simply wish to no longer work together but the employer wants to comfort of knowing that the employee will never be able to bring a claim against them.
      Posted in: Employment Law
    • Posted on July 1, 2020
      In an ever increasing technologically developing world, and particularly whilst we have all been in lockdown, the use of electronic signature is of course becoming more wide spread. There is a growing area of dispute as to whether a document has actually been signed in the legal meaning of the word. It is of course accepted that when someone signs a document by hand, they understand that they are signing a document, but can the same be said when the document has been signed electronically?
      Posted in: Litigation
    • Posted on June 12, 2020
      It is has without doubt been a difficult time for many business of any size during the recent pandemic and on-going crisis.

      One major casualty of the pandemic will be your invoices. We act for a number of local businesses assisting them in recovering unpaid invoices.

      There are two strands to the work that we do:
      Posted in: Litigation

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