Core values
  • Children first

We support our clients in the emotional, legal and practical considerations that face any parent going through separation. We encourage our clients to think about how life is going to look from their children's point of view and to put their children first at all times. 
  • Client centric.

Clients are advised carefully, sensitively and thoughtfully on their options. We work at our clients' speed, giving honest, pragmatic and sensible legal advice. We explain pros and cons and the likely costs of any course of action. We are sympathetic to clients' different needs, and we explain legal processes in a language that is understandable. We build close relationships with our clients, who welcome the direct access they have with us as often (or as little) as they want, when they want. 
  • Conscientious about costs. 

Honesty and integrity are at the foundation of our work. Costs transparency is integral to that. We ensure clients are comfortable with likely costs before we carry out any work and we agree a cost strategy with them. We work efficiently, with attention to detail and without losing sight of the bigger picture. We have the experience, knowledge and skills that comes from having worked in large law firms, and as we are a small personalised firm, we do not charge the same. 
  • Encourage compromise and resolution.  

We strive to find kind, cost effective and amicable solutions. We focus on non confrontational and constructive ways of resolving issues. We favour amicable solutions that serves the interest of the whole family, particularly children, and that bring matters to a close in a timely, dignified and sensible way. 

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Congratulations Christina Hale - Family Law Mediator

We are pleased to announce that Christina is now a qualified Resolution mediator. After 8 days of intense and thought provoking training over 3 months, Christina qualifed as a Mediator in July 2014.

Fiona and Christina are both able to offer Mediation to couples needing support on issues arising from relationship breakdown, be that to do with financial matters or children issues or any other concerns that need addressing.

We have Mediation meeting facilties available at our head office at 

8 Wellington Court
Wellington Street

For more information, or to have a chat, please contact


Fiona on 01223 229933 / 07894095775


Christina on 01223 355333 / 07860 923080

We welcome hearing from you. Our full contact details can be found here


Please note that meetings at our offices are 'by appointment' only but do feel free to give us a call for an initial chat or to make an appointment to see either of us.

Fiona and Christina
July 2014