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Here’s The Deal:Alison Winterbottom is a well-experienced family law solicitor at North Ainley Solicitors. She qualified as a solicitor in 1990. She is a member of Resolution and Accredited Specialist in respect of financial remedy. Alison's practise area focuses on family and matrimonial law. North Ainley Solicitors can trace its heritage in Oldham back for more than 100 years. They pride themselves on combining a local, friendly, personal service with city professionalism from their high calibre lawyers and support staff. The family team at North Ainley Solicitors provides a caring and professional approach. They will provide you with clear and practical advice to help you in achieving the best result possible. North Ainley Solicitors is based in Oldham Town Centre, and its office is easily accessible from Saddleworth, Manchester, and Tameside. They provide a free initial no-obligation appointment which can be arranged at your convenience.Here’s The Deal:Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers Ltd is a well-known law firm located in Oldham, UK. They aim to provide practical, professional and supportive legal advice to both private and commercial clients with exceptionally high levels of client care, combined with cost-effective service. Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers Ltd has over 80 years of combined experience handling all kinds of family matters, including divorce, separation, financial settlements and children cases. They have family law solicitors who are Law Society accredited in Family Law, Children Law, and Resolution Specialists in Divorce and Family Law. The team of family law solicitors at Pearson Solicitors are here to help every step of the way. They also provide you with advice and solutions throughout the process. Their three office locations in Oldham, Failsworth, and North Manchester provide cost-effective family law advice to clients in Saddleworth, Tameside, Oldham, Greater Manchester, and the North West.Here’s The Deal:Rhona Royle is the head of the family law department at Wrigley Claydon Solicitors. Rhona qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and dealt with all phases of marriage and relationship breakdown. Rhona specialises in handling the financial aspects of relationships, from drawing up pre-nuptial or cohabitation agreements to negotiation or litigation following a separation. Rhona regularly acts for and against professionals and business owners and is experienced in dealing with farms and rural areas. Rhona is a straight talker who, whilst respectful and keen to concentrate on what clients hope to achieve, is realistic about their prospects of success. Rhona is mindful of keeping legal costs proportionate to the result to be achieved. Wrigley Claydon Solicitors is committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes and wants to ensure all action taken is in the best interests of the children involved in the matter. Call them today for free legal advice.
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0161 6975765 The family law team in Stockport is led by Managing Partner, Gareth Curtis, a highly experienced and well-regarded family lawyer.Whatever you’re facing as a family, in whatever shape yours is, was, or will be, we’ll be here to listen to what you have to say and help with what you need to do.Our office is located a 10-minute walk from Stockport Railway station. If you exit the station onto Station Road headed north-west towards Wellington Road. When you reach the junction with Wellington Road, and then about 60 metres cross over the road and turn right onto St Petersgate until you come to St Peter’s Square, cross and continue along St Petersgate crossing High Bank Side / High Street until you pass the Angel Inn pub and then you will find Merchant House a couple of buildings down on the left-hand side opposite Market Place.).Taking the first step in asking for legal assistance is often hardest. Family matters such as separation, child custody and maintenance are very serious and the approach you take and decisions you make now are likely to affect your life for years to come.Why choose Stowe Familt Law Stockport?
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Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘CRS has a busy, well-regarded and effectively functioning financial remedy team. James Freemen is a hardworking, thoughtful and reliable talent with good bedside manner who successfully represents many high net worth clients. Sarah Jane Boon is thoughtful and hardworking, and full of intelligent ideas about the best ways to progress a client’s case‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Dawson Cornwell is one of the premier boutique family law firms. What makes it unique is the depth of the experience and the diversity of the team to deal with all matters relating to family law, whether it be finances, children, or complex questions of international private law. All of the individuals I have worked with in the firm are fully committed to the clients and providing the best possible advice in terms of strategy to suit the clients’ needs‘.Other key lawyers:‘With Gillian Bishop at the helm this firm has championed innovation in ADR and well being. It is well known for its non confrontational approach to disputes – that is highly impactful in terms of client results. Hannah Greene is whip smart, forensic and one to watch. Helen Greenfield is very experienced, fabulous with clients, and a highly effective lawyer both as a litigator and someone who tries to settle cases. David Allison is a stellar individual‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘One of the very best family law departments in London. It is impossible to praise this team more highly. Every member of the team is fantastic. Caroline Holley is a superstar. Her clients adore her for her incisive mind, strategic abilities and charming manner. You couldn’t find a better solicitor to fight your case and give you calm realistic advice. Simon Bruce remains at the top of the tree – probably the best male divorce solicitor in London. He has a brain the size of a planet with an encyclopaedic knowledge of international family law unsurpassed by any other London divorce lawyer’.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘HFC is a first class boutique family law firm, especially focused on high value and complex financial remedy cases. Alex Carruthers is a stand-out litigator of immense experience and superior instincts‘.PotaninaPractice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Barbara Reeves – needs no introduction. Doyenne of family law when it comes to UHNW individuals‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Fiona Shackleton. Her dedication to the case and the client is unparalleled. She is always available. It is this that other clients would value – that sense of being a client who really matters and who will always be given the best attention. This is supported by having teams of different disciplines who can be brought into the case as necessary. Fiona’s ‘sense’ for case strategy is extraordinary. At key points in the case she will see an opportunity or a need to change tack. Such decisions can ‘make’ a case‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘The best divorce Firm in England by a country mile. Foster: ultra calm and savvy strategist. Kinch: workaholic. Hatley: pound for pound best divorcer in the land. Chism: tough and a brilliant team player. Longworth: in 5 years time will be number 1. Humphries: astute and careful‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Withers is the standout star of the family law world, with a full team of experts who are able to deal with the most complicated technical legal matters, especially those involving trusts and companies or with international elements. Withers does not just know the leading cases; it acted in most of them. Its particular advantage to clients is that the family team can draw from other areas of the firm’s expertise, meaning they can offer in-house advice at the highest level on commercial, trusts, private client or immigration issues where they are relevant, making it the ultimate one stop shop for high net worth clients going through a separation or divorce‘.Other key lawyers:‘AFP, and certainly the team under William Healing, has an unparalleled strength in cases involving French families. The lawyers are engaged and imaginative. William Healing has an excellent understanding of Anglo-French cases’.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Bindmans has a standout reputation in international children law. It has dealt with some of the biggest cases, and is sought out to represent clients in the most complicated cases with an international element. Amy Rowe – head of the family team. She has exceptional attention to detail and a very sharp, analytical legal brain. She is creative in finding solutions for difficult problems, particularly in international cases. Olivia Piercy – excellent on private law. She is completely dedicated to each client’s case‘.The Health Service Executive of IrelandPractice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Fosters’ family team continues to go from strength to strength under the leadership of Jo Edwards. The team can offer real strength and depth and for such a young team is doing incredibly well. It has fabulous work and is well supported by its private client team. Jo Edwards is an impressive leader. She works incredibly hard not only on her cases but also in managing the team and undertaking various business development initiatives‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Nina Hansen is absolutely top of the tree in children work. Decades of experience, respected by judges, sensible, caring, efficient, everything you’d want from a solicitor in this delicate field’.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Trudi Featherstone represented me in my divorce. I benefitted enormously from her experience and expertise but also from her skilful combination of compassion and pragmatism. She managed my expectations about what the divorce process and financial settlement would involve and prepared me for the round table meeting‘.Southhall Black SistersPractice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘The family team is relatively young and has excellent energy. It is never afraid of a fight although it will try and find compromise where that is in the client’s best interests. Catherine Bedford and Nick Westley are both excellent litigators‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Henry Hood was so incredibly personable and quite simply…nice. I knew in advance he was a highly regarded divorce lawyer so began our relationship slightly daunted but from the offset he was reassuring and whilst his knowledge and experience may easily be assumed – he was able to predict outcomes accurately, foresee how the ‘other side’ would react and prepare me in advance and set best and worst scenarios so that I knew what to expect from a certain situation. The divorce process went on for almost 2.5 years and I can never recall not being able to reach him – text/email/or phone were always an option‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘I routinely describe Kingsley Napley as the best family team in London. It is the team other family lawyers would wish to have acting for them, as the lawyers give excellent advice, are always thoroughly prepared and are well respected by the judiciary. They are equally comfortable working on cases with huge assets and complex issues as they are with more low key or straightforward matters, and they apply sound judgment, proportionate decision making and first rate legal advice to each case they handle. One of the great strengths of the team is the breadth of talent – the Partners can be as involved or hands-off as the case, and cost, requires as the Associates and trainees are extremely able and they are trained to be confident and capable running cases and making their own decisions when that is appropriate‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘This boutique family law firm really is one of the best in London. Jeremy Levison remains one of the best and most experienced lawyers in the family law world. He is a world-class strategist and has a real knack for predicting outcomes. Ben Stowe has recently been made partner. His client skills are second to none, he is clever and pragmatic and I can really see him being one of the greats of family law. His prior career as a commercial solicitor really comes through and allows him to bring an edge to his financial cases‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘This is a very well managed firm of solicitors catering for a wide diversity of clients needing assistance in the field of family law. There are some outstanding solicitors within the firm notably Lorraine Green and Gemma Hodder. Their knowledge of family law and client care is second to none. This leaves clients feeling that they are well represented and confident at a time when they are probably most vulnerable‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘An excellent firm with an excellent reputation. This firm has a wide breadth of individuals to suit any case – from the complex, high net worth case to the more straightforward middle money case. Jane Craig has a wealth of experience dealing with complex, big money cases. She is completely unflappable and is a real character in the financial remedy world- she is great fun to work with; but irritatingly persistent if she is on the other side. Elizabeth Carson – a serene influence on a case. Very good at handling difficult cases with vulnerable clients. She is immensely supportive of the client and of everyone else on the legal team (including counsel) and is a pleasure to work for‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘This is a large team which offers legal services across the whole range of family law. Samantha Little is a first rate lawyer with over 25 years specialist experience in family law. Highly respected by judges and other lawyers alike for her expertise in public and private law children work. She is also a Resolution Committee member and highly effective in that role too. Sarah Richardson is a special breed – someone who over many years has been a dedicated public law children solicitor and is now at the very top of her game at this work, always achieving the best for her clients. She is also an excellent mentor for younger lawyers‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Helen Blackburn was an outstanding in every regard. I had the best support and I can not imagine that my case could have been put forward in any better way. I am deeply thankful for her open ears, impressed by her thoughtful and brilliant mind, her patience with my demanding involvement. She paid attention to every detail and was able to take in a broad and complex amount of information effortlessly‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘The rise of Vardags over the past decade is clear testament to how good they are. Many say they are the Rolls Royce of family law firms, which is true, but they often run their cases more like a Ferrari: with sheer legal power, utter determination and a winning streak. They have also been at the forefront of new legal technology and were paperless years before the Pandemic forced everyone to follow suit. Simon McKirgan: his attention to detail and legal knowledge is peerless. Georgina Hamblin: fantastic family lawyer and tactician who is a hard as nail‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘The team is approachable and professional. I work solely with David Emmerson. David Emmerson is a powerhouse in this area of law. He is polished in his presentation. He manages to stay measured and focused in the most heated disputes. He always has time for colleagues and is a trusted mentor to junior practitioners‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘A first-rate firm which deals with some of the most complex high net worth financial remedy cases in London. This firm has an excellent reputation amongst the Family Bar. Its cases are expertly prepared. It is a pleasure to be instructed by them; but a source of anxiety if they are on the other side. James Ferguson- A fox who is both gentlemanly and cunning. He spots the weaknesses in an opponent’.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Bross Bennett is a niche family practice which is more than capable of taking on its larger competitors. Its key advantage over larger firms is its focus on client care. All partners are dedicated to leading clients through the process and always appear to be available to clients to provide advice and support. Sharon Bennett- brings years of experience. She is calm and provides a steady hand on the tiller through any storm. She provides pragmatic and clear advice and is trusted completely (and rightly so) by her clients‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Small in size but big in the market. No longer up and coming, they have arrived. A great firm I would recommend to family and friends. Peter Burgess is a top class family lawyer. Measured, thoughtful, and respected by clients and opponents alike. Kirsty Morris is really impressive. Intelligent, robust, sensible, with the right combination of fantastic judgment and client care‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘The team at Camilla Baldwin is so intuitive and understanding of its clients. Camilla has a natural affinity with her clients and promotes their specific interests to the nth degree. Camilla Baldwin is a naturally fantastic lawyer; it seems to come effortlessly. Shivi Rajput is meticulous in the preparation of her clients’ cases. She has a keen eye for cutting through detail and seeing the bigger picture‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Liz Vernon is an outstanding lawyer and a careful thinker about all of her cases. She shows great understanding of what clients need from the team whilst going through the financial aspects of the divorce process, and gets excellent results‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘On a national basis Mills & Reeve has the best talent in family law. The lawyers are able to offer an exceptional service to clients in each of their locations. Very soon after establishing its family team in London it became a major player and continues to go from strength to strength‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Patrick Kearns – extremely experienced, always calm and immensely reassuring to clients. He has always anticipated every event before it happens and his judgment is second to none. Paul Newton – a very able strategist, and equally comfortable with complex financial and children work. He knows how to make the right call, and when‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Ability to do high end cases and smaller cases. Mark Freedman – outstanding judgement, experience, balanced approach. Mark Freedman – a very experienced and smooth operator. Hardworking and thinks creatively and intelligently about his cases. Andrew Watson – a partner who deals with cases calmly and intelligently, and is able to manage difficult clients easily‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Its thoroughness is breath taking and the team is always one beat ahead. Level headed and pragmatic the lawyers gave me utterly sound advice. But also its human and empathetic side meant that the lawyers felt like partners rather than service suppliers‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘This practice is unique. From the instant I contacted Kathryn Peat at Sinclair Gibson I felt in safe hands. Kathryn inspired complete trust and confidence, without which I would have really struggled to pursue the case. Kathryn Peat inspires complete trust and confidence. She has built a truly amazing team. Beth Mason was exceptional. She listened, advised clearly, reassured, guided, and responded by return. Beth combined her forensic legal execution with unrivalled interpersonal ability. She secured a most welcome result‘.Practice head(s):Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘The team is very thorough in reviewing evidence, and has a sensible approach. The strategy was clear from the start, and the lawyers always took the time to thoroughly explain strategic decisions. Their work was consistently high quality and I was impressed with their attention to detail. However, it is their genuine concern and evident drive to want to achieve the very best outcome for their client which truly sets the firm apart. I always felt that both Joe Vaitilingam and Kathryn Cassells genuinely cared about the outcome of my case. They both worked tirelessly and went above and beyond in a deeply contentious children’s case and subsequently a leave to remove case. I don’t believe another firm would have achieved the same outcome‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Great mix of commercial and family. Charmaine Hast is a veteran and seasoned warrior. Loved by all she works with’.Practice head(s):‘DWFM Beckman continues to provide a superior service exceeding all expectations. I can firmly count on reaching my solicitor at any given time with fast responses. Sofia Moussaoui is a super-lawyer, highly knowledgeable and driven by a painstakingly passion for excellence. Sofia never rests on her laurels and works for her clients with a solution-focused outlook. Sofia is tough yet sympathetic and never misses a beat‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Burges Salmon is a rare example of a regional heavyweight which has made a serious impact on the central London family market. The firm absolutely holds its own against the more established central London practices, having only broken into central London in recent years. Head of department, Sarah Hoskinson, is a stand out performer. Sarah has taken the family department to the next level, assisted by Richard Handel and the excellent Mary Gaskins‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘The firm specialises in providing exceptional legal services to clients from all walks of life. In particular it has a large legal aid department which offers a range of services by skilled professionals. It has invested in technology to ensure it keeps ahead of the curve and allows for seamless home working in the covid pandemic. The fee earners regularly achieve excellent results for their clients and their files are well recorded and organised. The fee earners at Burke Niazi work hard to ensure they do all the can for their clients‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘The team is exceptional when it comes to the breadth and depth of its experience and knowledge. It is market leading when it comes to gender and race representation within the team and it has a great reputation for diversity. The team draws in clients from the broad spectrum of society and is able to tailor its services to meet its client’s particular needs‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Experienced and reliable family law department who will fight client’s corner. Susan Harlow. Experienced and determined litigator who will leave no stone unturned. Great eye on detail and will give 100% for her client. Lorna Cervenka is a very experienced childcare practitioner known for her work representing children in complex child protection cases’.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Jacqueline Major is outstanding’.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘There is no department quite like it. Lois, Emma, Jaz, Jessie and Olalla are a tour de force. Always in good spirits, prepared to take on anything and will think laterally about everything to get the right outcome. Lois – a brilliant lawyer with excellent client care skills‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘John Burrell is a supreme family law solicitor. He is exceptional. He acts for high net worth and high-profile clients – his expertise is second to none, and he is certainly one of the top family lawyers in London‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Jenna Lucas and Ros Bever are the stars of the team, showing leadership and legal acumen at all times’.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘A boutique firm that punches above its weight. Offers a high class bespoke service carefully suited to the needs of each client. Clayton Miller: an experienced, no-nonsense litigator with a light touch. Very commercially aware. Rachel Roberts: destined for the top, an excellent litigator with an encyclopaedic knowledge of her cases‘.Other key lawyers:‘Zoe Bloom is a cut above anyone I’ve ever worked with. She is smart, creative, incisive and incredibly personable, making it a pleasure to deal with her even on the grittiest cases. Having worked alongside her looking after a mutual client, and having actually been her client, I can honestly say that it is always a pleasure to deal with her and I can’t think of a safer pair of hands‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Caroline Penfold is straightforward, approachable and supportive, as well as being unflappable and incredibly focused and persistent‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Extremely professional team, always ahead of the curve, knowledgeable and proactive. Perhaps the most valuable quality was that they brought a human aspect to a process that can be very nasty; I felt looked after, cared for, not alone and in safe pair of hands – which may sound simple but is extremely valuable within a corporate world and when you are going through the worst time of your life‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Katie Spooner is the sort of partner every law firm requires. Katie leads by example and inspires the best in her team. Katie is able to deliver the difficult advice clients need in order to run their case with care. Katie is also good at managing a client’s costs by providing Partner’s input only as required and requested and delegating where necessary. Katie is highly regarded by colleagues and clients alike‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘A good team with an exceptional head of department nestled in a successful firm with a broad remit. Louise Barretto- head of department. Rather than join a large matrimonial department Louise has chosen to remain within a diverse practice, where she offers magic circle qualities, with a personal touch and hands on engagement with each client‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘The team is extremely professional at all times and is available at all times. The lawyers are extremely well versed in their subject and genuinely seem to care about their clients. I have dealt with them on a number of issues and the collaboration between lawyers has made this seamless. Philip Morton‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘A small close team led by Teresa Cullen expertly. The niche presence makes it always a surprise to opponents but the lawyers have clear legal vision and a strong pragmatic approach to finding solutions for its client base. Teresa Cullen is highly experienced and always calm in her client management engendering unwavering confidence in her and rightly so‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Grayfords is unique in that the lawyers completely cater to the individual’s needs. The entire team is always at hand providing reassurance at the most difficult times when you really need to speak to someone and get advice. The team is extremely efficient working round the clock to meet deadlines. Communication and reliability is extremely important and I would say Grayfords provides this in abundance. The entire team has an empathetic and highly professional approach providing you with a high level of confidence‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Mitali Zakaria is an extremely popular and sought after lawyer for whom nothing is too much trouble in terms of achieving desired results or going that extra mile for the client. The lawyers at ITN solicitors work in a collaborative way to achieve the desired outcome for clients. Somia Siddiq is a very hardworking, conscientious lawyer who is skilled in anticipating any complex issue which may arise during the course of the proceedings‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Michael Rowlands- hugely experienced, tireless, committed and so light on his toes when it comes to tactics that he is known as the legal equivalent of Fred Astaire‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘The practice has the personal touch and you feel that the lawyers care for you. Billing is always spot on as predicted. Caring. Clear. No false promises. To the point. Clear strategy and no unnecessary diversions or issues‘.Practice head(s):‘Very commercial excellent support from other departments good litigation strategists. Michael Pulford is very experienced and composed.’Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘The firm is a huge resource to high profile clients going through family breakdown – this is a media savvy business that understands its clients’ needs for low impact, confidential, solutions away from the eyes of the press. Carol Ellinas brings unrivalled experience and a wealth of business good sense. She gets to the heart of issues straight away and is ingenious at finding the solutions. She is no nonsense and forthright with her opponents and her clients know that she will fight their corner fearlessly. Lucy Hoare is a growing talent. Under the careful tutelage of Carol Ellinas, Lucy has become a formidable lawyer. She is fast, efficient and effective. One to watch‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Very good family law team with a dominant presence in the South West of England as well as a London base. It has a breadth of talent, and is very committed to getting the right results for clients.’Practice head(s):‘I found the quality of service outstanding. All of the individuals I encountered were extremely impressive – very on the ball legally and extremely responsive. It is not a budget choice but it is worth every penny. I worked with Andrea Plum. She is incredibly switched on, intensely practical and always kind. I am hoping not to require such services again, but would work with her again in a heartbeat’.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Stowe Family Law- I am impressed with the talent it consistently boasts throughout, which is rare for a firm of its size. It is strong in all departments, and I believe it will continue to go from strength to strength. We are often instructed by Stowe Family Law on cases involving cross border and/or international elements. The firm’s ability to assist clients with such cases is second to none. It has a strong abduction, leave to remove and international finance team. The lawyers are fully equipped to deal with the most complex of cases involving jurisdiction issues. I have worked closely with Sarah Jane Lenihan on two particular cases, and she managed to achieve great results for both of her clients’.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Aysen Soyer and her team at Wilsons are outstanding, caring and responsive‘.Practice head(s):‘Specialisation in surrogacy law, young energetic team. Competitive costs compared to others. Excellent communicators. Karen Holden is able to articulate in consumer-friendly language how the legal process interfaces with domestic and cross-border surrogacy, by providing case study examples and clarity in what can be a confusing area. She is warm and engaging’.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Louise Allard and Sabrina Bailey make up a stellar partnership in this boutique firm … providing all the skill and advice of a No. 1 London firm, at less cost and with a friendly, can-do attitude. Both partners are the sort of lawyers who work out of hours and at weekends as a matter of course. The instructions are thorough and their case-conduct is flawless‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘This is a diverse team with offices in London, Cambridge and Reading. I am aware that the team has a collaborative solicitor and mediator and so offers more dispute resolution services than other firms. This is important in family law particularly during the pandemic where the courts have not been processing work in all areas‘.Practice head(s):‘The team is impressive, well coordinated and client focused. Flora Grossman is exceptional. She is meticulous. Her attention to detail is phenomenal. In finance cases she is always several steps ahead in her analysis of accounts and totally in charge. Her client management skills are second to none. She is patient, advises skilfully, carefully bringing the client with her. She works tirelessly to secure the best outcome for her clients‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘I have always found the team to be well-organised, very competent in the advice, and with excellent client care. Jeff Thomas has a wealth of experience, upon which he draws to give practical and astute advice‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Mark Harrop heads the London office and has a well-deserved reputation as one of the next generation of leading family lawyers. He has consistently demonstrated his commitment for transforming the client experience of relationship breakdown. He is a skilled mediator capable of cutting through complex legal issues and working to an effective outcome. He is highly motivated and genuinely passionate about change and innovation‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘A really good mix of wise heads and younger bright enthusiastic solicitors who work well together to achieve great results for their clients. Sarah Beskine – Unflappable and tactically astute. Martin Wolfenden – excellent analysis and methodical preparation for cases. A superb attention to the details that matter in a case’.Practice head(s):‘Beverley King is outstanding in that she combines the qualities that are required for excellent representation; good knowledge of the law, courage to pursue a difficult case and compassion. Lucy Verity has similar qualities, combining an academic approach and well researched knowledge of the law and compassion and preparedness to fight her client’s corner. She goes the extra mile for all her clients. She is also a qualified mediator so brings those qualities into her care cases.’Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Very down to earth approach. The lawyers provide a huge amount of support to clients and provide practical, realistic advice at all times. Always very well prepared. Adam Bowes is incredibly personable and fantastic to work with. He is always completely on top of all the facts of the case and takes a very sensible approach, whilst still pushing for the best for his client‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘A team with great technical expertise allied with sound and considered commercial common sense and pragmatism. Nicola Harries – the points made above apply‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Great team- Kirstie Law‘.Practice head(s):Other key lawyers:‘Sherma Polidore builds a rapport with clients which makes it clear that they are in safe hands; leading international lawyer, hugely respected in the abduction world‘.
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We know how upsetting and difficult separation and divorce can be. Having the right solicitor on your side can really make all the difference for you and your family. At Tisshaws, we take the time to understand your individual circumstances and give you our specialist legal advice, so you can achieve the best possible outcome.
We are very choosy about the specialist Family Law solicitors who work with our clients at SpainWilliams, and we continue to attract some of the very best. This means that you will always get advice from one of the best Family Law specialists around.
At Farani Taylor we assist clients from every walk of life whether it’s at the beginning of a relationship planning a future or at the end of a relationship. We will look at your situation and sensitively and creatively provide advice, developing solutions with your best interests in mind.In England and Wales a child must be 16 in order for them to decide who they live with, unless there are Court Orders in place that state otherwise. You can allow younger children to have a say in this decision but their decision alone will not provide any legal standing. A Child Arrangement Order or CAO is an agreement made under UK family law pertaining to where a child will live or who they can have contact with. You can mutually arrange an agreement for your divorce and mutual assets, however, this alone is not legally binding.There are many misconceptions surrounding divorce, particularly that adultery will financially impact the outcome. The act of adultery, although upsetting, doesn’t usually make any difference to the overall decision regarding assets. A court is not usually interested in why the marriage ended and tends to look more carefully at resources available to both parties and how they can be divided fairly. Yes, our family law solicitors have a wealth of experience in civil partnership dissolution and can therefore provide you with more options and better solutions for your circumstances. Please note, before you apply, you can only dissolve a civil partnership in England and Wales if you have been in one for a year. Going to court can be very expensive, so it is imperative you choose the right representative from the beginning to ensure your divorce or child arrangements are managed professionally, efficiently and cost effectively. Solicitors are not allowed to represent you if they are a friend or family member, or have been associated with you as a couple during your marriage due to conflict of interest. Divorce
We can provide specialist advice in respect of domestic violence.There are various alternatives to the Court process and as members of Resolution, we will actively encourage you to use these alternative methods (where appropriate).