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Solicitors Specialising in Family Law

When a relationship breaks down it can be a very difficult time for everyone involved, especially if it results in a legal battle.

Contacting a Family Law Solicitor may seem like an added complication at an already stressful time, but getting in touch with our approachable, friendly team at an early stage is the right thing to do.

Our team of specialist divorce and family law solicitors have the knowledge and experience to understand your situation, and will deal with your case in a sensitive way.

At Lanyon Bowdler, our solicitors are dedicated to the interests of their clients and will guide you through the process from start to finish.

One of the main worries people have about instructing a solicitor is how much it will cost them, and we have developed a number of pricing options to help solve that problem, including fixed fees and service level guarantees.

Services and Family Law Advice from Lanyon Bowdler

We have offices in Telford, Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Oswestry and Hereford so can provide services across Shropshire, Herefordshire and Mid and North Wales. For example, our divorce and family law specialists have worked with clients in Wrexham, Powys, Stafford, Chester, Welshpool, Bridgnorth and Market Drayton, as well as nationally.

The two key words of how we approach negotiations are “practical” and “balanced” - minimising conflict but firmly protecting your interests. This style of negotiation means we typically reach amicable resolutions quickly, but if litigation is necessary, we have the expertise and experience to do so effectively.

Head of the family law team, Colin Spanner, and associate solicitor, Lisa Grimmett, are experienced collaborative lawyers, which you can read more about on the Collaborative Law page.

Lanyon Bowdler’s family law services include:

  • Pre-nuptial arrangements
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Divorce and civil partnership dissolution
  • Financial remedy proceedings
  • Private Children Act proceedings
  • Injunctions
  • Separation agreements

Legal Directory Recommendations

The family law team is recommended in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 which states "Lanyon Bowdler's family law practice acts for a strong rural client base and is headed by Colin Spanner."

"Lanyon Bowdler is 'excellent for family finances and disputes' with 'a great team around them at all levels of experience and expertise'. The Ludlow-based consultant Colin Spanner leads the team and 'is well regarded' and has 'a keen eye for detail'. He works on a range of family matters, but is particularly strong on complex children cases. Telford-based Sue Hodgson is an expert in matrimonial matters and child disputes, and is 'a superb negotiator' with 'a no-nonsense approach'. The Shrewsbury based associate solicitor Lisa Grimmett is also recommended and works for high net worth individuals on financial claims."

The team is ranked in Band 1 for Shrewsbury and surrounds in the 2019 edition of Chambers UK. The directory comments:

"Well-regarded family law team with expertise in financial matters and farming cases. Represents clients on matters involving trusts and overseas assets. Also supports clients on complex Children Act matters involving allegations of criminal behaviour or relocations to foreign jurisdictions. Also offers collaborative law services."

Strengths

Sources are quick to highlight the firm's 'excellent client service, which is friendly yet very professional', noting that 'they are always on top of the case and show great attention to detail while remaining in charge of the bigger picture'.

Interviewees also report: 'They are well prepared and if there is anything that you want to clarify you can pick up the phone and speak with them'.

Contact Lanyon Bowdler's Family Law Solicitors

Give us a call or complete our online enquiry form, to see how we can help. We have offices in Telford, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Ludlow, Bromyard and Hereford so are able to act for clients throughout Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands.

Testimonials

As a charity legacy officer I am used to reluctance from professional executors to communicate. I found him professional yet friendly and efficient at all times - very pleased.

- Cats Protection, Haywards Heath

Patient, knowledgeable and extremely professional

- Ms Groucott, Telford

'You really cared and wanted the best possible outcome for our son'

- Mr & Mrs Abernethy, Cheshire

The professionalism of the service received and the expert knowledge of the solicitor who handled my case.

- Mr K Whitelaw, Wolverhampton

We had complete trust and confidence that our best interests were being looked after at all times. A quality service provided by them.

- Mr D Meredith & Mrs E Meredith, Shrewsbury

Quotes

Listened well, advised well.

- Gower House Ltd, Newport

Patient, knowledgeable and extremely professional

- Ms Groucott, Telford

Knowledge of all issues regarding house purchase. Used you before four years ago and you're still performing to a high standard.

- Mrs J Ward & Dr J Jenkins, Shrewsbury

The welcome at reception and the relaxed atmosphere when discussing things with the person handling the sale of my property.

- Mr W Ward, Oswestry

Kept me up to date in any process made.

- Mr P Haigh, Suffolk

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