When faced with divorce or disputes about children or the ending of a Civil Partnership it is important that you have experienced solicitors to advise you. Bernard McKenna who holds a first class honours degree in law and a distinction in legal practice is a well-known and respected Family Solicitor who heads our Family Law Department, assisted by fellow solicitors, Andrew Leah and Lavinia McDonald-Jones.
We recognise that seeing a solicitor often comes at a difficult and stressful time in our clients' lives. We aim to provide high quality legal advice combined with value for money, and believe our rates are very competitive.
We have wide experience of all aspects of family law, and provide expert advice and representation in the following areas:
- Divorce/Dissolution of Civil Partnership and relationship breakdown
- Financial settlement and child support
- Contact and residence for children
- Domestic violence and injunctions
- Child abduction
We recognise that family breakdown and children cases can be distressing to all involved, and we take a sympathetic approach to resolving your problems. Our aim is to provide excellent independent advice, to get the best results for you. In urgent cases, we can act immediately to secure injunctions and safeguard your rights.
We offer an initial diagnostic interview for a fixed fee of £50 plus VAT. At this meeting we will:
- Identify and understand your legal problem
- Identify possible solutions and strategy
- Give you an estimate of cost and timescale to resolve your problem
Some clients use it as an opportunity to simply get a second opinion from an expert. Sometimes people proceed to deal with the case themselves on the basis of advice in the diagnostic interview and incur no further legal costs. Others instruct us to do further work and we agree fees with them.
We have very competitive private rates.
Andrew Leah is an Accredited Law Society Family Law Specialist.