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Why are our family solicitors different?  Don’t take our word for it – call us to find out more, or visit us in our offices in CanterburyLondon, Maidstone and Tenterden! We promise to make a difference to your life.

You will want a personal, caring and professional approach catered to your specific needs and requirements. Clients come to us repeatedly because, not only do they know they will get expert advice and support, but they know we care and listen to them.

We provide the legal service most people hope they never have to use and our family team are trained to help you through what can be a most stressful time in your life.

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You will want accurate and honest advice and we will do all we can to make this difficult time easier for you.

Our team can offer you services through mediationcollaborative law, negotiation and the court process. Our lawyers are all family specialists and accredited members of Resolution and/or Family Law Panel members.  Our Resolution commitment means we believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters.

We have four offices providing clients with the best family solicitors in CanterburyLondon, Maidstone and Tenterden.

Your initial meeting with us:

It can often be difficult to make sure you remember all the issues you wanted to discuss in your first meeting and so, to make it easier for you, we ask you to complete a Family Questionnaire in advance of the first meeting.

Our Questionnaire can take a little bit of time to complete but we simply ask that you do the best you can. Do not worry about a few gaps here and there and of course there will be some parts that may not be relevant to you. We will go through this with you in your first meeting but it really does help to give us the information we need to provide you with first quality tailored advice.

Out of hours meetings can be offered by appointment only.

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For expert family law legal advice, contact our MaidstoneTenterdenCanterbury and Canary Wharf solicitors today.



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Useful Links

We have included links to a number of organsiations which may also provide assistance:


Resolution’s 6,500 members are family lawyers and other professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Resolution members follow a Code of Practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems. Resolution members encourage solutions that consider the needs of the whole family – and in particular the best interests of children. Read more about Resolution


Relate’s vision is a future in which healthy relationships are actively promoted as the basis of a thriving society. Their mission is to develop and support healthy relationships by:- helping couples, families and individuals to make relationships work better delivering inclusive, high-quality services that are relevant at every stage of life helping both the public and policymakers to improve their understanding of relationships and what makes them flourish. Read more about Relate

Around the table

Around the table are a united group of solicitors, mediators, independent financial advisers, accountants and counsellors dedicated to helping people resolve their family problems. They all offer constructive advice and alternatives to court proceedings to focus to achieve a lasting and dignified agreement with the needs and interests of any children firmly in mind. Read more about “Around the table”

Kent Family Mediation Service

Kent Family Mediation Services is a ‘non-profit making’ organisation, which is widely renowned for offering a professional, impartial and unrivalled Family Mediation service to private and legal aid clients in a growing number of accessible mediation centres throughout the County of Kent. Read more about KFMS


Putting children and young people first in the family courts.

Cafcass looks after the interests of children involved in family proceedings. They work with children and their families, and then advise the courts on what they consider to be in the best interests of individual children. Read more about Cafcass

HM Courts & Tribunals Service

HM Courts & Tribunals Service was created on 1 April 2011. It brings together HM Courts Service & Tribunals Service into one integrated agency providing support for the administration of justice in courts and tribunals.

HMCTSHM Courts & Tribunals Service HM Courts & Tribunals Service was created on 1 April 2011. It brings together HM Courts Service & Tribunals Service into one integrated agency providing support for the administration of justice in courts and tribunals. Read more about HMCTS


Child maintenance is financial support that helps towards a child’s everyday living costs when the parents have separated. It’s for children who are either: under 16 under 20 and in full-time education (but not higher than A-Level or equivalent) The parent who doesn’t have day-to-day care of the child (the ‘paying parent’) pays child maintenance to the parent or person who does (the ‘receiving parent’). The ‘receiving parent’ could be a grandparent or guardian as well as a parent. Read more about child support

Families Need Fathers

Families Need Fathers is a charity chiefly concerned with the problems of maintaining a child’s relationship with both parents during and after family breakdown. They offer information, advice and support services for parents who could otherwise spend thousands of pounds without achieving a positive outcome for the children. Their network of over 50 UK branches offers the pro-bono advice of solicitors and others familiar with the family courts; a dedicated helpline; website and resources for members that will help you to have a relationship with your children. Read more about Familie Need Fathers

Dads Unlimited

Dads Unlimited is an award-winning charity that supports the emotional safety of men and those they care about.

We support the wellbeing of Dads through family separation with one-to-one mentoring, helping them to achieve a positive ongoing relationship with their children, reducing parental conflict and improving co-parenting relationships.

We support male victims of Domestic Abuse in England and Wales to provide them with emotional and practical support, to reduce risk, increase safety and protect them and their families from harm.

We challenge attitudinal and societal barriers to meaningful fatherhood and positive masculinity.

Read more about Dads Unlimited.


Gingerbread provide expert advice, practical support and campaign for signle parents. Read more about Gingerbread

NACCC National Association of Child Contact Centres Promoting safe contact within a national framework of child contact centres and services; Read more about NACCC


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