We understand that nothing is more important than family. Our family lawyers work hard to minimise the hurt, disruption and expense you and your family face when resolving any issues involving your loved ones. We believe that the involvement of the court should ideally be a last resort.
Our specialist family law solicitors will provide expert legal advice individually tailored to your needs on all aspects of family law:
Our Family Law Team is one of the largest in the South West. We are based in Bridport, Dorchester, Poundbury, Sherborne, Sturminster Newton, Taunton, Wellington and Yeovil. We are award-nominated and industry-recognised family solicitors renowned for our professionalism, sensitivity and client-focused approach.
The team and partners are recognised in independent legal directories.
Chambers UK has described the team as:
‘Broad practice encompassing financial remedy and private child law issues. Often acts for high net worth individuals, and is skilled at helping clients through a range of alternative dispute resolution processes. Well equipped to advise on public law children matters.’
‘They work hard to ensure clients feel heard and respected.’
The Family Law Team has been recommended in the Legal 500 since 2013 and has been described as being:
‘Well respected for its family law practice’, which covers traditional areas of family practice and niche fertility and parenting services. Areas of strength include high-end matrimonial finances and complex Children Act proceedings, and the firm brings ‘a huge body of experience and expertise’.
A source says: "He is extremely knowledgeable and has great attention to detail - you can have a great working relationship with him and when he's your opponent you know things will be done efficiently and wisely."
She is "very hard-working, sensible and pragmatic," according to a source, with another describing her as "tenacious, focused and a talented advocate."
Approachable, friendly yet professional. Kept me up to date. Dependable and trustworthy. Made the whole process a lot easier and as stress free as possible.
I have been very fortunate to have had Emily Stott and Dawn handle my legal work. I was treated with caring and understanding and everything was made easy for me. Thank you.
Very professional service provided by Richard Baker and his team. Will most definitely recommend Porter Dodson and Richard in the future.