Committed to resolving family issues such as divorce, separation and matters involving children in a practical, and non-confrontational way

Family Law Solicitors

We offer family law advice on a range of issues such as

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We offer an initial meeting at a fixed cost of £150 plus VAT

At this meeting, you will be able to discuss your situation with our family solicitor who will explain your options, answer any questions you may have, and provide advice as to the next steps. After the initial consultation, you can choose the level of further support you require, based on your specific needs.

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Family Law

Our Family Law Department provides expert family law advice from specialists accredited with the Law Society.

What is Family Law

There may be numerous reasons legal advice is needed on relationship breakdown, whether it is for divorce proceedings, advice on making arrangements for children or about financial implications on separation.

We advise on issues common to many families on relationship breakdown and provide legal assistance and representation for a variety of family disputes.

Why Us

Dootsons Family Department understands this can be a very emotional time and knows that dealing with legal aspects of family problems requires a comprehensive knowledge of the law together with a sympathetic and conciliatory approach.

Of course, sometimes, there are circumstances when a tough stance is called for and because of our vast experience in dealing with this type of work, we are able to adopt the most effective approach to meet the needs of our clients.

We provide clear advice delivered in a down to earth way and provide detailed cost estimates for the work involved and discuss various options for payment.

Our Team

Our staff are recruited not only for their high level of technical expertise but also for their communication skills – we know how important it is to listen.

We take pride in delivering a personal service and will keep you informed every step of the way.

We are accredited by the Law Society and are members of Resolution, a national organisation of family lawyers which promotes a constructive and non-confrontational approach.

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the team

Meet the team

Heather Broadfield - Head of department

Heather qualified as a Solicitor in 2011 and has specialised in family and matrimonial law throughout her career. She joined Dootsons in 2020 having previously headed a family department at a firm in Cheshire.

An accredited member of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel, the accreditation is a recognised quality standard for family law practitioners who must be able to show that you have a high level of competence and knowledge in family law.

Heather is also a member of Resolution, a national organisation of 6500 family lawyers who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to Family Law matters.