"Professional service accompanied by a sensitive, individual approach, anything I didn't understand was explained in a non-patronizing way." ---"Thank you for your fantastic expertise and professionalism. Not only have you seen me through a really tough period in my life and made sure I got the best out of the situation, but you have been most empathetic of my individual needs and anxieties. I have made it through the rollercoaster ride and come out smiling and stronger than ever, thanks to your support and hard work. Many many thanks!"--- "We very much appreciate all your help in guiding us through this application and for your sensitive and thorough handling of the matter"--- " Matthew Sterling is a credit to the company. At all times he made me feel at ease and listened carefully and most of all gave me the best advice"--- "Many thanks for your help in achieving this divorce. It feels great that this is all over and done with....once again, many thanks"--- “Barbara's mission to resolve disputes with dignity, placing the children’s wellbeing as priority is set in stone. Listening, calmly probing, unravelling emotional histrionics, solution orientated, flexible to change. And most of all available. I would highly recommend Barbara Richardson for those who find themselves needing a divorce lawyer.” --- " Matthew was very helpful and informative throughout." --- “I do appreciate all your efforts in seeking the best outcome for myself. You have a lovely calm, thorough manner which is very reassuring.”--- "On our initial appointment Matthew was very thorough in noting all my comments."


Barbara Richardson and Matthew Sterling are both accredited by Resolution with particular specialisms in pensions and complex financial remedies on divorce. As members of Resolution they are committed to dealing with family law disputes in a constructive way designed to preserve peoples dignity and to encourage agreement.  Resolution lawyers follow a code of practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems.

If you and your partner separate it is important to seek legal advice from experienced solicitors at an early stage. Our divorce specialists, Barbara Richardson and Matthew Sterling, provide the expert legal advice you require.

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All couples’ circumstances are different and we can discuss the specific circumstances of your case with you in detail. We will identify the key financial issues that need to be resolved during divorce proceedings, including; property transfers, pensions, shares and stock options, family businesses and maintenance claims.

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We are always looking for new ways to improve our service for our clients, as well as offering the best possible value for money. Our divorce solicitors are available for a COMPLIMENTARY half hour initial consultation when we can discuss the likely costs involved.

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Our family law solicitors provide advice, assistance and representation at court for parents, grandparents and other family members when the arrangements for children are disputed. These are important issues that need to be handled with sensitivity and careful consideration and we will offer objective advice when you need it the most on all issues.

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Pre-nuptial Agreements were once seen as the preserve of the Hollywood elite.  In fact, it is now becoming more and more common for couples to enter in to an agreement before being married.  It is often a prudent step, especially in cases where each party brings assets to the marriage.

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If you are intending to purchase a property with your partner, we advise you to consider protecting your contributions (and any contributions received from the bank of Mum and Dad) towards the purchase price.  A declaration of trust can be drawn up by the property lawyers which sets out your specific interest and ownership in the property.  In addition a Cohabitation Agreement may be advisable. 

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