Specialist Family Solicitors

When facing a distressing or emotional family situation, you need support from those who can provide you with the best information and advice. Our team of specialist Family solicitors, based in Newbury and Maidenhead, will work closely with you to understand your concerns and priorities and explain how best to proceed.

We know how important it is for you to get clear advise to help give you peace of mind. It can be daunting for people struggling in their relationship or trying to manage co-parenting. We are available to communicate with you discreetly and in a way that best suits you including via video conference, phone or email.

Whilst we do not offer Legal Aid, we do offer a free 30 minute consultation

How can our family law team help?

We offer an initial fixed fee meeting with one of our family solicitors. In this meeting we will explain your options to you and give you the information you need to make the right decision for you.

All of our team are members of Resolution, a national organisation of family lawyers committed to dealing with divorce, separation and other family problems in an amicable manner in accordance with a code of conduct.

We will help and advise you on:

Divorce and Separation

We understand that going through a divorce or separation is a challenging and emotional time. We will work closely with you to negotiate a fair settlement.

Family Mediation

We understand that separation can be a very difficult and emotional time for you. Our team have expertise in Family Mediation and Collaborative Law and so are able to offer these as alternatives ways of reaching an agreement with your former partner.


We are able to give you specialist advice about the arrangements for your children if you are separating. We can tell you about your legal rights and responsibilities as a parent, what to do if you are seeking to relocate with the children or to oppose relocation.

We also have a public law team that can advise and assist you if Social Services have got involved with you about your children. We can represent you in care proceedings. We have specialist knowledge with respect to Special Guardianship. We also provide legal representation for adoption.

Financial Arrangements

Our highly experienced family law team can assist you in relation to any matrimonial financial resolution. We are able to deal with complex financial matters or simple clean break orders for you.

Pre-Nuptial Agreements

A Pre-Nuptial Agreement sets out your and your partner’s agreement on the division of shared assets in the case of a potential future break-up. While this is not always an easy conversation to have with your partner, making provision now can save additional stress and heartache later on.

We can also help you on matters dealing with:


If you are considering living with your partner as an unmarried couple, the last thing you want to be thinking about is the possible breakdown of your relationship. However, if a situation were to arise, you could find yourself in a difficult legal position if you haven’t made provision now. Our family solicitors recommend that you make a Cohabitation Agreement to avoid unnecessary additional stress further down the line.

If the relationship breaks down then the legal position is different to that of a married couple. As such the situation needs specialist advice so you are aware of the various options to assist to seek the most appropriate outcome. This is a complex area of law which is currently under review, so staying informed is vital. We ensure that we keep up to date with the latest developments so that you receive the best possible advice and information.

Civil Partnerships

Our dedicated family solicitors are here to support you. We can provide guidance and advice if you are entering into, already in or are considering dissolving a civil partnership. Early on, it is vital that you understand your legal rights and responsibilities in the partnership. This may be the same or differ in many areas to those of a mixed sex married couple.

Our team can advise you on your rights within a civil partnership, giving you the specialist information you need to make decisions which are right for you and your partner. If you have entered into a civil partnership that has broken down we can also provide guidance throughout the dissolution process to get the best possible outcome for you.

Domestic Violence

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing domestic violence, then seeking advice and support is the first step in helping to deal with that difficult personal situation, and change it. Our experienced team are on your side. We offer specialist, discreet guidance on any domestic violence, personal protection or harassment concerns you have. We will work closely with you to resolve your situation in a way which works for you. We have links with local protective agencies and groups, so you can access a wider network of support beyond the legal help and guidance we can give you. With that extra support network, we want to give you the confidence and strength you need to make life-changing decisions and changes.

If you are looking to make a Will or need any other estate planning services please visit our inheritance protection page for more information.

For more information on how we can help support you through your family needs, please contact one of our family law team members in our offices below.

FAQs – a guide before you instruct a Solicitor

Many of our family solicitors are members of Resolution which is a national organisation of family lawyers committed to dealing with divorce, separation and other family problems in an amicable manner in accordance with a code of conduct. As such we can offer alternative routes to going to court including family mediation and collaborative law if they are suitable to your circumstance. 

Most court proceedings and records are private. However on limited occasions information can be published such as if media reporting is allowed.

Decisions in the Family Court are typically intended to be final. If you are considering appealing a decision it is best to seek legal advice as it is importance that your reasons for appealing are legitimate. There is also often a time restriction from the date of the decision.  

A consent order is a financial order that can be made by a judge when both parties have reached an agreement either outside court or during court proceedings to bring them to a conclusion. The consent order has the benefit of making the agreement legally binding once it is sealed by the Judge.

We are tenacious in pursuit of clients’ interests so you will have peace of mind that we will do everything to get the best outcome for you. To find out more about how we can help you please contact one of family solicitors to arrange an initial meeting to discuss your situation click here.

In limited circumstances you may be entitled to legal aid to deal with issues relating to your family. Unfortunately we are no longer able to offer legal aid.

If you want to find out if you are eligible then we recommend that you use this link  Check if you can get legal aid - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Fixed Prices for Family Matters

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Our Specialist Family Solicitors Team

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Newbury Thatcham Maidenhead London Windsor Swindon
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