Family

The department advises on all aspects of family law. We have the expertise to act in complex financial cases involving substantial assets, family businesses and pensions. We benefit from the support of the firm’s Corporate & Commercial and Estate Planning & Tax departments.

All our lawyers are members of Resolution and follow the code of practice promoting a constructive and non-confrontational approach. We find that this reduces the emotional temperature and increases the chance of reaching agreement by negotiation. Victoria Daniell is also a trained Collaborative Family Lawyer, a relatively new forum for resolving disputes without going to court.

We advise on relationship breakdown including separation, divorce, dissolution of civil partnerships and unmarried couples’ property disputes. We also advise on the protective measures which can be taken in new and existing relationships such as pre- and post-nuptial agreements, living together agreements and declarations of trust. We have extensive experience of dealing with matters relating to children including residence and contact.

We appreciate that family resources are valuable and we take a pragmatic approach in order to keep legal costs to a minimum.

Recent articles - Changes in child maintenance - Family Law Week

Chambers UK 2014 - Firm logo In the Chambers & Partners 2014 directory, the Family Team is listed as leading firm in Bristol, noted for its advice on all matrimonial finance matters, as well as prenuptial agreements and other protective measures together with its expertise in complex children matters, including contact and leave to remove cases. Clients say "They have a large degree of empathy, and are professional and communicative" and "The firm's strongest points are its approachability and availability."

Victoria Daniell
Director, Head of Department
0117 906 9480
Hannah Petherick
Associate Solicitor
0117 906 9481
Anna Heenan
Solicitor
0117 906 9483
Kayleigh Davies
Solicitor
0117 906 9453