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Family Law Solicitors


At Bates | Crellins Carter | Wallis Prance Solicitors, we understand that what is important to you is to achieve a swift, practical and workable solution to your family law problem and we feel our family solicitors can do this for you. The law in this area, although governed by different legislature provisions, is broadly the same for and relates to same-sex and different sex relationships

We will assess your case, needs and resources at the outset and advise you in clear terms as to the most practical and cost effective manner in which your case can be dealt with. We couple technical excellence with specialist knowledge of businesses, trusts and pension issues relating to matrimonial finance. We guarantee to always put your interests first.

We recognise that separation and divorce is a very difficult time and often leads to both financial worry and anxiety about the future for your children. As Resolution trained specialists, we will deal with your case in a sympathetic and sensitive manner and at all times with the needs of your family at the heart of our advice to you.

Bates | Crellins Carter | Wallis Prance will always act very quickly in an emergency and can offer an appointment within a few hours where a situation demands this. Similarly we act expeditiously in bringing emergency cases before a Judge sometimes within 24 or 48 hours of instruction. Equally we are able to access advice on an emergency basis from specialised barristers and other relevant professionals.

If you feel that you require urgent assistance from one of our family solicitors, please telephone us and we will endeavour to connect you to one of our family specialists immediately. If we cannot do so, we will ensure that someone returns your call as soon as possible.

Bates | Crellins Carter | Wallis Prance are able to offer funding for our clients to fund your legal costs. This is offered through Lime Finance. They only offer lending to selected partners, of which this firm is one. Lime Finance provides loans to individuals and companies to pay legal fees and disbursements, as they fall due, throughout a legal action. The loan is repayable on settlement of the case or after a defined period. Lime Finance simply charges interest on a loan, whatever the outcome of the case. The facility does not take any kind of share in the settlement value.

Our family lawyers can advise you on:
  • Divorce & separation
  • Child proceedings
  • Applications for Leave to Remove out of the Jurisdiction
  • Maintenance claims for children
  • Injunctions
  • Cohabitee disputes
  • Living together agreements
  • Pre & Post nuptial agreements
  • Civil Partnership matters
  • Domestic violence and Injunctions

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