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    Family law solicitors

    Whether you are thinking of moving in with or marrying a partner, your relationship has broken down or you have a dispute relating to your children, we can provide you with the advice and support you require to protect your interests and those of your loved ones.

    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.

    How we can help you

    Our specialist family law solicitors will provide expert legal advice individually tailored to your needs on all aspects of family law:

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    Our experience

    Our Family Law Team is one of the largest in the South West. We are based in Bridport, Exeter, Poundbury, Sherborne, 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’.

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    Our family lawyers work hard to minimise the hurt, disruption and expense you and your family face when resolving issues.

    I just wanted to thank you for all you did for me and my children, words will never be enough for how grateful I am.

    Family Client

    I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for everything you have done during the process of my case. Your efforts were greatly appreciated.

    Family Client

    After so many delays and complications with my name Change Deed  I was so relieved to be treated with such efficiency and understanding. All my worries were put to rest and I felt in safe hands at last.  I highly recommend Porter Dodson and would not hesitate to contact Zoe Gaitskell again for any legal matters that might arise.

    Mrs K

    Divorce is a painful time, however Zoe was always there at the end of the phone, providing prompt responses to emails and taking me through the process. I have no hesitation in highly recommending Zoe (and her wonderful supporting colleagues).


    So far, so very good. After a year of litigation, which is proving to be both emotionally challenging and mentally exhausting, I have nothing but praise for the family team. I thank goodness that they were recommend to me. Real depth of expertise and experience.


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