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Chris is a Solicitor and Collaborative Lawyer. He qualified as a Solicitor in 2011 and joined Family Law Partners in 2013 having been attracted to working in a firm which solely specialises in family law and so was able to focus upon the specific needs of his clients.
Chris deals with all issues in respect of finances and children and has developed a particular expertise in dealing with financial matters (particularly those cases involving business assets – where he has considerable experience in working with accountants and commercial lawyers) and family issues involving unmarried couples.
Chris Maulkin is ranked as an Associate to Watch in the Chambers and Partners Guide UK 2024 and his testimonial reads, “Chris Maulkin, ‘the machine’ I call Chris. He is prolific in terms of his data management and forensic skills. He’s so diligent and one to watch.” Ranked in the Chambers and Partners 2023 edition the commentator says, “He is excellent in every sphere, particularly his attention to detail and his sophisticated technological skills.”
Chris Maulkin is recognised as a Rising Star in the Legal 500 2024 directory and his ranking comments include: “Collaborative lawyer Christopher Maulkin deals with financial issues and family matters involving unmarried couples.”
Also listed as a Rising Star in the Legal 500 2023 directory, the commentary included: “Christopher Maulkin is one of the kindest and most intelligent gentlemen that I have had the privilege to deal with in the legal profession. He exudes patience and nothing appears to phase him or cause frustration to be displayed. An exemplary professional as well as a human being.”
“Chris Maulkin has experience beyond his years. His work with innovative family law technology means that he is able to bring a forward-thinking approach for his clients and his preparation and knowledge of his cases is first rate.” The Legal 500 directory 2022.
Renowned for the detailed approach he adopts, Chris is recognised in the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 as being ‘an outstanding solicitor in financial remedy work who brings a forensic mind to case analysis’.
Chris is a member of Resolution and adopts a constructive and solution-focused approach with all his clients as he is passionate that this is more likely to lead to an amicable agreement being reached and avoid the need for expensive litigation. However, where this is not possible Chris is experienced in the court process and able to advise and guide his clients through this.
Chris’ interest in technology led him to become a key member (together with Alan Larkin and Sam Paul) of the firm’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with the University of Brighton between 2016 and 2019. The purpose of this KTP was to explore specific areas where technology could be utilised to improve the client journey. This project was awarded an “Outstanding” grade by Innovate UK, the highest grade available.
He became a member of Resolution’s Innovation Committee in 2019.
In his spare time Chris enjoys spending time with his young family and Karate. He also enjoys music and walking his Labrador on the South Downs.