We’re here to guide you through every stage of your life

Simon Craddock
  • Call Simon on 01295 661430
  • Meet the team

Families are complex. There’s no doubt about that. A rich mix of characters, relationships and circumstances; every family is unique - and vulnerable to change and breakdown. We see this every day in our work with customers, and we’re proud of the part we play in getting them through difficult times.

Much of what we do is about untying relationships. Our solicitors are among the most experienced family lawyers in England and Wales, delivering advice in plain English, as well as French, Spanish, Italian, German, Urdu, Hindu, Gujarati and Punjabi. Individually we are highly rated by the legal directory, Chambers 2017.

The way in which the team works is to put themselves in the customer's position and offer not just legal advice, but emotional support. Our family law team is ranked in the top band of law firms in our area for providing advice and guidance on divorce and separation. In particular they focus on cases which include complex financial disputes over legal assets such as pension funds, offshore assets and family businesses.

Divorce is a life changing event and not just a legal matter and many emotions will be involved including fear, pain and anger. Each member of the team is trained in how to support you if you are experiencing these emotions.

We’re recognised for our sensitivity towards customers and our determination to get the best possible results for them. And results are as much about practicalities as finances. Above all is the need for children to have security and stability, and we’re well-known for our commitment to this. That’s whether parents are separating or where there are issues about their children’s well-being while the family is still together; we’re experts in childcare matters, particularly complex care proceedings.  

Because our job as family lawyers is to deal with situations that affect people during their relationship, as well as once it’s over, we’re experts in international child abduction cases where the permanent residence of children is disputed by parents and guardians, and we handle cases of domestic and sexual abuse and international adoption and surrogacy.

Within our team are trained mediators and collaborative law specialists who work with couples to resolve their differences and enable them to move on. We also have a skilled Family Consultant who provides counselling to help people, including children, through the process of separation.

Of course none of us knows what the future holds, but our team is here for you when things take an unexpected turn. We’re also here to help bring as much certainty as you can to your future by advising on the implications of co-habitation, marriage and civil partnerships before you embark on them. We prepare pre-marital agreements for clients who want to be clear about their individual as well as their joint position in law. And we’ll advise you on making the right financial provision for your children’s future.

  • Sally Clark
      • 01869 255916
      • View profile
  • Simon Craddock
      • 01295 661430
      • 07967 471779
      • View profile
  • Linda Jones
      • Linda Jones
      • Director of Legal Services - Private Client
      • 01788 557700
      • View profile
  • Rachel Adams
      • 01788 557596
      • View profile
  • Gemma Kelsey
      • 01295 661455
      • View profile
  • Kim Lehal
      • 01295 661551
      • 07972621070
      • View profile
  • Matthew Montanaro
      • 01295 661552
      • View profile
  • Hannah Bridgwood
      • 01788 557619
      • View profile
  • Anna Pugh
      • 01295 661540
      • View profile
  • Melanie Tubbs
      • 01788 557700
      • View profile
  • Sian Buxton
      • 01788 557578
      • View profile
  • Katie Phillips
      • 01788 557700
      • View profile
  • Georgina Nelson
      • 01869 255914
      • View profile
  • Micki Hodges
      • 01295 661528
      • View profile
  • Sheila Osborne
      • 01788 557733
      • View profile
  • Laura Rossborough
      • 01295 661495
      • View profile
  • Kati-Alice Bridges
      • 01788 557700
      • View profile
  • Melanie Haslam
      • 01788 557592
      • View profile
  • Emily James
      • 01789 557700
      • View profile
  • Joe O'Brien
      • 01788 557609
      • View profile
  • Josh Russell
      • 01788 557700
      • View profile
  • Liz Headley
      • 01788 557590
      • View profile

Family blogs

Shortlisted as Family Law Associate Solicitor of the Year

We are delighted to announce that Gemma Kelsey , an associate within the Family department at...

Teacher's Bias

Well it’s that time of year again when a lot of young people will be embarking on the next...

Making the most of your time

Two very diverse events recently have prompted me to think about writing this blog, the first...

Latest News

Creating Christmas Memories for Children with Two Homes

Most of us treasure fond memories of family Christmases but it is becoming more and more common...