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’.
"I was impressed with the work done by David from Day 1. He rapidly got to grips with our case and provided very strong support. Everything was on time and clearly explained."
"The advice I got was excellent. Going through a divorce with a child and realising you have been emotionally abused for years makes you feel helpless. I felt very supported by Lisa and she kept me informed at every step."
'Richard Baker as head of team is an absolute star. He is incredibly bright, hardworking and a great tactician, and puts everyone (including the opposition) at ease. He is also incredibly efficient, as are the other members of the team, which provides excellent value for money for clients. He can deal with clients from a broad range of backgrounds equally well and all with good humour.'
'Julia Perrins is a specialist financial remedy practitioner who is a very tough litigator with over thirty years’ experience and is well used to dealing with high-value cases.'
'Cathryn Smith is a no-nonsense, tough practitioner who fights hard for her clients and seeks to resolve cases as swiftly and economically as possible for them; she is a very astute lawyer who comes up with practical and pragmatic solutions for clients.'