Naomi Hayward

Partner & Collaborative Lawyer

Naomi Hayward has a growing family law practice that focuses primarily on matrimonial finance work and complex child arrangement disputes. She is also a collaborative lawyer. She is a very competent lawyer with a lot of experience.

Chambers UK 2023 - Naomi Hayward

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Naomi Hayward joined Furley Page in 2008. Naomi has developed a strong practice in all aspects of family law which includes:

  • Asset protection on relationship breakdown
  • Complex child related disputes
  • Collaborative law
  • Pre and post nuptial agreements
  • Applications to remove a child from the country and specific issue applications.

Naomi has a particular specialism for complex, high net worth financial matters and complex child arrangements and disputes.

Naomi recognises that leaving a relationship is difficult and can have devastating effects on the whole family. She is committed to finding constructive solutions that help clients separate with dignity.

Naomi has access to experts who can assist when required, such as accountants, financial advisers, pensions experts, therapists and trusts lawyers.

Naomi also became a collaborative lawyer in 2014 meaning that she is able to offer clients an alternative method of resolving family disputes rather than the traditional method of solicitors’ correspondence and court proceedings.

Collaborative law involves the parties and their collaborative lawyers having informal discussions and joint meetings for the purposes of settling all issues in a dignified and respectful way. This is a non-confrontational approach with an aim of achieving family led agreements that suits you and your family to help couples remain as amicable as possible.

As well as being a member of Resolution, Naomi is active throughout the Resolution organisation both at a national and regional level. Naomi currently sits as Vice-Chair of the Kent Resolution Committee and as a member of the National Resolution Wellbeing Committee.

Naomi divides her time between the Canterbury, Chatham and Whitstable offices and is available at all three sites.



  • Member of Resolution
  • Kent Law Society
  • Vice-Chair of Kent Resolution Committee
  • Member of Resolution Wellbeing Committee
  • Member of East Kent Collaborative Law Pod (Around the table)
  • Member of Maidstone & Medway Collaborative Pod

Testimonials for Naomi

Chambers UK 2024 – Naomi Hayward - October 2023
Naomi Hayward is recognised by Chambers UK for expertise in Family and Matrimonial law. Naomi is ranked as 'Up and Coming'.
Chambers UK 2024 Family/Matrimonial – Kent Band 3 - October 2023
Head of the family practice at Furley Page Solicitors, Rayma Collins acts on high-value financial remedy cases. She also handles private children proceedings. Naomi Hayward has a growing family law practice that focuses primarily on matrimonial finance work and complex child arrangement disputes. She is also a collaborative lawyer
Chambers UK 2023 – Naomi Hayward - October 2022
Naomi Hayward has a growing family law practice that focuses primarily on matrimonial finance work and complex child arrangement disputes. She is also a collaborative lawyer. She is a very competent lawyer with a lot of experience.
Client of Naomi Hayward – Ms R of Canterbury - July 2022
Excellent online presence with same day initial response to my enquiry. Furley Page was able to assist me promptly and effectively.
The Legal 500 2022 – Naomi Hayward
Furley Page has a number of exceptional family law practitioners, including Naomi Hayward. The team at Furley Page works very effectively in providing realistic and sensible advice to clients.
The Legal 500 2022 – Naomi Hayward & Rayma Collins
All the individuals I have worked with have demonstrated compassion and an ability to understand complex issues. Naomi Haywood demonstrates a high level of professionalism, whilst also being very personable and enabling me to understand the complex process of the English divorce system. Her guidance is always considered with the best interests for myself and my family. Rayma Collins is thorough and expertly skilled on enabling focused thinking on issues that matter most, whilst also remaining sensitive and supportive. She is prompt in her responses and acknowledgements and as a result alleviates any anguish in having to wait for reassurance.
The Legal 500 2022 – Naomi Hayward and Laura Sinclair
Naomi Hayward and Laura Sinclair stand out as being very capable family lawyers, who are able to provide very pragmatic advice and implement a clear strategy to achieving their clients’ objectives.
The Legal 500 2021 – Rayma Collins & Naomi Hayward
Rayma Collins is wise, reasonable and a committed collaborative law practitioner. Always good to work with. Naomi Hayward is an excellent lawyer and a joy to work with. A truly collaborative practitioner.
Client of Naomi Hayward – Mr B of Deal
...thank you for your assistance over the last year and a half. It has been a difficult time but thanks to your good work a settlement has been reached and we can move on. I am most grateful for your help.
The Legal 500 2020 : Naomi Hayward
Naomi Hayward was incredibly helpful and responsive to all the questions and concerns I had. She has guided me through the separation, mediation and court processes. She is a true professional and incredibly knowledgeable in all relevant legal matters.
Client of Naomi Hayward – Mr A of Faversham
Very professional and supportive throughout a difficult process.  All correspondence very clear and concise.  Telephone calls returned in good time.
Client of Naomi Hayward – Mr C from Canterbury
Choosing Naomi Hayward to represent me in my case was the best decision I could have made.  What was a very tough and extremely difficult time for me was made far easier by her approach to the case on a professional level using her experience and knowledge in the field and also on a personal level with her regards to understanding a case that was important and sensitive to me. I could not have wished for a better outcome and could not be happier with the service provided by Naomi Hayward.  I would not hesitate for one second to recommend her to anyone I know that are in a similar position to mine.
Client of Naomi Hayward – Mrs L from Rochester
I went through what was a very lengthy divorce, but I found Naomi and Annette very brilliant throughout the whole process.  They put me at ease and found no problem was too much for Annette when I called.  Thank you both so much.

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