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Our aim is simple – to get the right outcome for you

We specialize in family law – it’s all that we do and it’s what we’re passionate about. Referred in Legal 500 as an “excellent niche practice” providing “a quality service coupled with sensible and practical advice.”

We take great pride in the advice and service that we provide to you, and from the very moment you become a client we shall do our utmost to ensure you receive “the right outcome for you”.

All of our solicitors are specialist family lawyers. We do nothing else.

We have many years of experience and we often work in teams of more than one solicitor, in order to give you the experience and breadth of knowledge that we have as a firm. It will not be uncommon therefore for you to get to know more than one of our solicitors. We will often share ideas and thoughts about what the right outcome is and what the next steps should be. This is the way that we have worked for a number of years and we believe it provides the very best service to all of our clients.



Putting you and your family at the heart of the matter

If you’re going through family issues, it can be difficult to know where to turn for advice. That’s why our team of specialist family law solicitors will take the time to fully understand your personal circumstances, helping you to find practical, workable solutions.

Our family law solicitors are based in Bristol and South Gloucestershire and work with families across the UK. We have decades of experience helping individuals and families deal with a wide range of issues, including divorce and separation, prenuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements, domestic violence, and more.

With a focus on practical advice and non-confrontational dispute resolution, we aim to help you find fast, effective solutions to your family’s legal issues while keeping conflict to a minimum.

Our family law services

Our aim is to find the right solution for you, whilst minimizing both the emotional and financial cost to your family. Our family lawyers offer expert legal advice on a range of family issues, providing a comprehensive service for your whole family.

We can guide you through every step of getting a divorce or separating. Our divorce and separation solicitors help to keep the process amicable wherever possible through methods such as collaborative law.

Our divorce and separation services include:

  • Starting divorce proceedings
  • Responding to divorce proceedings
  • Making a financial settlement
  • Making arrangements for children


When families break down, we take the strain.

We’re the largest specialist team of family lawyers in the UK. And every one of us wants the same thing: to help more clients get what they need today so that they can move on tomorrow.

Our story

In the year that American actress Elizabeth Taylor finalized her 7th divorce (1982), we opened our first office in a converted cobbler’s shop in Leeds. Since then, we’ve evolved, changed, and grown. Today, we are the only national law firm completely dedicated to family matters. From our unique position, we help families when they break down with care, empathy, and respect.

Our people

Our people are the backbone of what we do. We attract the best family lawyers and support teams who excel in something they are passionate about.

Within our 80-plus strong team of leading UK divorce lawyers, we have forensic accountants, a dedicated children’s department, an adoption team, surrogacy law specialists, and an international family law department and we also have trained mediators.



Everything we do at Harbour Family Law is focused on our commitment to providing excellent, timely and specialist family law advice.

We offer the highest standard of care to our clients and we pride ourselves on giving personal, tailored advice to support you and your family’s needs in a sensitive manner.

We have a combined experience of over 80 years in helping families to reach amicable settlements during this challenging season of their lives. All of our specialist solicitors are members of Resolution, the professional body for family lawyers. Two of our solicitors have also been the Chair of the Bristol branch of Resolution.

Many of our solicitors also have additional qualifications In collaborative practice, a dispute resolution process that enables parties to negotiate through a series of round-table meetings with a commitment to avoid litigation.

Many of our solicitors also volunteer through the Avon and Bristol Law Centre virtual law clinic, providing pro bono advice to clients who would otherwise struggle to access legal services.

Harbour Family Law are specialist family law solicitor. We are based in Clifton in Bristol, Portishead, and Clevedon.

Harbour Family Law is a niche family law practice that is committed to helping individuals achieve a dignified, respectful resolution to their separation, divorce, or dissolution.

We provide our clients with practical, timely, and specialist legal advice, providing a supportive framework in which they can achieve an amicable, reasonable agreement that preserves relationships and protects any children of the family and the parties involved.

We support, guide, and advise our clients so that the decisions they take promote a fair outcome, the preservation of relationships, and the protection of the children of the family.

We have a strong belief that an amicable settlement that seeks to preserve relationships and protect the children of the family is the best kind of outcome and one which we seek to promote wherever possible.



At Brigstow Family Law (BFL) we specialize exclusively in family law, providing you with specialist advice and guiding you at every stage of your case.

We appreciate that seeking advice on family law issues can be a stressful and daunting experience. We offer compassion and understanding while providing excellent legal advice. We will always try to find the most pragmatic and cost-sensitive solution for you and your family.

We will ensure that we work closely with you at all times. We work collaboratively with other professionals and experts to ensure that we achieve the best bespoke outcome for you and your family.

BFL can help you with a range of family law matters including

  • Protecting your assets – preparing prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, and cohabitation agreements
  • Divorce, civil partnerships, and relationship breakdown
  • Financial separation and financial disputes
  • Arrangements for your children

We aim to achieve a resolution for you without the need for court proceedings, believing a non-confrontational and collaborative approach will help families to move forward from conflict and rebuild their lives. However, we care passionately about achieving a fair outcome and protecting those who are in need or vulnerable, through the court process if necessary. Our expertise in family law means that we can advise and help you to decide which process is right for you.



For over 100 years we have been providing expert legal advice to local businesses and individuals.

We have over 75 legal specialists and our teams cover 12 offices across the Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset and North Somerset region.

3 things you might not know about Wards Solicitors LLP:

  • We don’t pay referral fees to estate agents, insurance companies or funeral directors.
  • We are 100% independent and locally owned.
  • Even if you’re using one of our online services, one of our legal specialists is responsible for your needs and is available, local to you.

Why are we successful?

We don’t think you should just take our word that our teams of dedicated, specialist lawyers are some of the leading experts in the region. The reassurances given by our membership of several specialist law panels and our being one of the few firms to hold the Law Society’s Legal Practice Quality Mark, Lexcel, for excellence in legal practice management and client care, should help.

But it’s not just about awards and standards. We are dedicated to making sure we’ve thought of the practical things that are important to you. Our local office network ensures we can keep our overheads down so we can pass that saving on to you. We use a range of technologies to ensure you always get the most up to date service and you can even start the ball rolling online for some of our services. Finally, although free parking is available at nearly all of our offices, if you can’t get in we’ll always try to arrange a home visit.



Watkins Solicitors was established in Bristol in 1998, quickly becoming one of the region’s foremost specialist law firms and now employs over 30 people in our legal teams and support roles.

A bit about us

As well as being recognized as national leaders in the field of education law, we are also now seen as one of the leading family law firms in Bristol and the South West.

Founded in 1998 by Beverley Watkins, we have grown and expanded to three offices in Bristol whilst developing a formidable and highly experienced team of lawyers. All of our lawyers are experts in their specialization. We do not dabble. You will also quickly find that our lawyers are both committed and supportive. We really do care.

We also aim to make our services affordable. We are transparent on costs, with no hidden extras. At our first meeting, we will go through the payment terms that are most suited to your means. Additionally, we often promote special offers.

Legal aid has now largely disappeared but we remain one of the few firms in the Bristol area able to offer public funding from the Legal Aid Authority. Legal aid may now mainly be restricted to cases involving either childcare cases or domestic violence but during our initial meeting with you, we will be able to tell you whether you will be eligible for legal aid. We are proud to have won the Bristol Law Society Legal Aid Firm of the Year for 2013/2014.



As specialist family law solicitors and mediators, we understand that every client and their family are unique. We also know that divorce and separation can influence every aspect of life.

That’s why it takes a personalized approach to make sure vital family relationships are preserved.

Sharp Family Law is a niche firm of family solicitors in Bath and Bristol. Since 2008, we’ve represented many clients seeking to minimize the financial and emotional cost of divorce and separation – supporting them to secure the best outcome for themselves and their families.

Empowering people to move on with life

From non-adversarial methods – such as collaborative law and mediation – to court litigation, there are many means to achieve a divorce or separation. We help our clients find the best one for their circumstances, providing them with all the support they need to make informed decisions about what’s right for them.

Our Mission

At Sharp Family Law, we understand that divorce and separation are not simply legal or financial processes. We know they affect all aspects of a couple’s life, in unique ways. So we strive to provide each client with a customized service that fits their individual needs. One that encompasses everything from children and finances to emotional well-being, and empowers clients to plan their future with confidence.



Battrick Clark is a well-established practice that has expanded significantly in recent years.

Our main areas of business are:

  • Conveyancing, Domestic and Commercial
  • Family Law
  • Wills, Trusts & Probate

At Battrick Clark, we have conveyancers with 1 to 30 years’ experience, an apprentice with at least 2 years’ experience, a trainee legal executive with at least 4 years’ experience, and solicitors with between 2 and 17 years’ experience.

The conveyancing team is supervised by Ruth Sampson, who has over 10 years’ experience working in residential conveyancing and qualified as a solicitor in 2014.

Legal Services in Bristol

Battrick Clark was formed in 1997 and since then has grown steadily, mainly through repeat and referred business from existing clients and strong relationships with local and national corporate introducers.

This has been achieved by:

  • Excellent client service
  • Cost effective pricing of our service
  • Being expert in our chosen field of law
  • Friendly and well trained staff

We offer legal services for:

  • Family law
  • Property – purchase and sales
  • Property remortgaging
  • Wills and probate


Our Bristol family law solicitors are on hand to help you get a practical solution to your family problems as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. Check out the areas of family law below that we can help with.

Our family law solicitors offer advice and assistance in the following areas of family law:

  • Divorce
  • Financial Issues
  • Dividing Assets in Divorce
  • Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Children (Post Separation)
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Living Together Agreements
  • Family Mediation (Child Contact, Financial Issues, Divorce, Separation)
  • Cohabitation
  • Non-molestation orders
  • Occupation orders, including emergency ex-partner applications.
  • Forced Marriage
  • Change of Name
  • Divorce where Religion is an overriding factor or consideration.

Our solicitors will give you a friendly down-to-earth service personalized to your needs. We have considerable experience in Family Law, Employment Law, and Legal Disputes.

Choosing a solicitor to represent you can be difficult.

We are very experienced advisors who are friendly and approachable and who are happy to discuss matters with you at all times.

As an experienced lawyer we can provide:

  • Fully regulated professional advice
  • High standards
  • We use plain English and not legal speak
  • Legal expertise that is independently recognized
  • Excellent working relationships with other professionals

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