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Breakdown of family relationships brings challenges at many levels, but we are here to listen to you. Our family law solicitors offer clear and concise advice which is tailored to your circumstances and your needs.
Our specialist family law solicitors are here to provide thorough and confidential legal advice.

Legal aid is not generally available for certain family law matters such as divorce, legal separation, matrimonial finance or children matters, although in certain circumstances, legal aid is still available for these matters. Our family law solicitors are able to advise and represent you within these areas of law.

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Our team of specialists consists of member(s) of The Law Society Family Law panel.  Our expert family law solicitors have successfully appeared as advocates before the High Court and have successfully advised on all aspects of family law including very complex cases involving domestic violence/injunctions and international child abduction. You can be assured that you will receive specialist, personally tailored legal advice.

We also work with Family Mediation Centres across the country. Our family law solicitors try and ensure that issues are resolved swiftly with the minimum of fuss or disruption. This includes problems that arise during the breakdown of family relationships, whether they are difficulties with partners, children or families, such as financial issues arising from divorce or legal separation, problems with ex-partners or contact with children.

We deal with married couples, civil partners, unmarried couples, same-sex couples, parents, children as well as all members of the wider family.

Public Funding or ‘Legal Aid’ is available for the following family matters: –

  • Family Mediation is a great option if you’re looking to peacefully resolve disputes with your ex about children and finances when you separate.
  • An injunction or non-molestation order is a court order to protect you from your ex or another family member who is abusive to you.
  • Occupational order is when your ex or another family member who is abusive to you, is barred by the court to come or live near you for a certain length of time.
  • A restraining order to prohibit your abuser from approaching you by contacting you or attending your workplace or residence.
  • Children matters representation for children who are made a party to private family law proceedings;
  • Forced marriage protection orders are required if you are being forced into marriage or if you are in a forced marriage.
  • If a child has been or is being out of the UK without your consent;

There are some other scenarios where you may be eligible for legal aid. When you instruct us, we will go through your case with you and tell you if you are eligible for legal aid. If you are not able to get legal aid, we will provide you with a tailored fixed fee for your matter, in order that you can consider whether you are able to afford legal representation. In any event, you will know how much your matter is likely to cost.

In certain circumstances, you may wish to have specific legal advice, and then continue to act for yourself. Our family law solicitors can help by providing you with specific advice, when you want it, together with continued advice during the course of your case, when you need it. In that way, you can benefit by having legal advice as to the issues and matters you need to deal with, yet limiting your legal costs as you will continue to act ‘in person’.

Meet the team

For further information and confidential advice from our team of specialist solicitors, please contact a member of our team or call us on

033 33 582 588

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