Family Law


Our Family Law Legal Hour is hosted by Karen Pritchard, Senior Associate in our Family Department.

​If you require further help regarding family law, please phone us on 01279 755777 or contact Karen Pritchard Directly directly. 

Our Family Law Team will be hosting the Nockolds Legal Hour on the following dates:

Wednesday 4th October 2017  12pm - 1pm 
Wednesday 15th November 2017 12pm - 1pm 


Our Latest Legal Hour Questions (04.10.17)

Read all of the previously answered questions here
I have committed adultery and want to divorce my spouse. Can I start divorce proceedings based on my own adultery?

No, you cannot rely on your own adultery. It may be possible to agree with your spouse that they will start divorce proceedings based on your adultery, or there are other grounds on which you may be able to start divorce proceedings. Please do call a member of the family team to discuss your options.

Do I have to go to court to reach a financial settlement on divorce?
No, there are a number of options for resolving a financial settlement. Court is often the most expensive and stressful and should be avoided unless necessary. The other possible forums for reaching a financial settlement are: voluntary negotiations via solicitors (whether by telephone, letter or round table meetings), mediation, arbitration, or the collaborative process. Please do call a member of the family team to discuss your options.