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Divorce, Civil Partnership and Finances

Our divorce and civil partnership lawyers understand the need to provide clear and sensible advice, which not only deals with the legal consequences of separation, but also takes into consideration the emotional impact on you and your family. We are also highly experienced Mediators and Collaborative solicitors.

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Divorce, Civil Partnership and Finances

Our divorce and civil partnership lawyers understand the need to provide clear and sensible advice, which not only deals with the legal consequences of separation, but also takes into consideration the emotional impact on you and your family. We are also highly experienced Mediators and Collaborative solicitors.

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Legal Advice in relation to Children

Our solicitors have extensive knowledge and expertise in providing legal advice in respect of all legal matters involving children. Our approach is to focus on the needs of the children and work with parents to avoid Court proceedings where possible.

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Legal Advice in relation to Children

Our solicitors have extensive knowledge and expertise in providing legal advice in respect of all legal matters involving children. Our approach is to focus on the needs of the children and work with parents to avoid Court proceedings where possible.

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Options for Resolving Family Issues

Our team consists of trained collaborative solicitors, mediators and litigators meaning that we are confident that no matter the situation, we are able to draw on our wealth of experience to resolve matters swiftly, proactively and in the most cost-effective manner.

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Options for Resolving Family Issues

Our team consists of trained collaborative solicitors, mediators and litigators meaning that we are confident that no matter the situation, we are able to draw on our wealth of experience to resolve matters swiftly, proactively and in the most cost-effective manner.

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Cohabitation

As specialist cohabitation solicitors we have considerable experience in preparing cohabitation agreements, which will set out the financial agreement in the unfortunate event of a separation. This can avoid the need for costly and unpleasant arguments at a later stage.

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Cohabitation

As specialist cohabitation solicitors we have considerable experience in preparing cohabitation agreements, which will set out the financial agreement in the unfortunate event of a separation. This can avoid the need for costly and unpleasant arguments at a later stage.

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Domestic Violence

Our domestic violence solicitors offer a sensitive and discrete service. We will advise you as to both the legal and practical steps that can be taken to protect you and your family. If necessary, our solicitors will act quickly where there has been an allegation of Domestic Violence and we regularly represent clients in applying for (and defending) urgent court applications.

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Our experts

Deborah Leask

Partner, Solicitor & Joint Head of Family

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Sean McNally

Partner, Solicitor & Joint Head of Family

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Ian Butterworth

Partner & Solicitor

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Katie Taft

Partner, Solicitor & Mediator

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Suzi Denton

Associate Solicitor

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Lauren Harley

Solicitor

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Nicola Scott

Consultant Solicitor

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Charlotte Cooper

Paralegal

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Georgina Emerson

Solicitor

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Raluca Parker

Personal Assistant

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Carol Patrick

Secretary

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Elizabeth Perks

Secretary

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The Family team secured Tier 2 this year and praised for offering “real breadth and depth in terms of areas covered. “The team has grown from strength to strength under Deborah Leask and Sean McNally.” Deborah Leask was described as “an absolute star and a go-to family finance lawyer. She does not leave any stone unturned and is able to think creatively, outside the box.”

The Legal 500 (UK 2019), 18th December 2020

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Our specialist teams can provide full service legal advice and assistance, providing practical and cost-effective solutions.

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Bournemouth
302 Charminster Road Bournemouth Dorset BH8 9RU
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Office 309 107 – 111 Fleet Street London EC4A 2AB
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