At Royds Withy King we are still able to serve all your legal needs during the Coronavirus pandemic. Find out more.

Bristol lawyers specialising in family law

Talk to our highly trained team about your situation and we can talk you through your options and help you get on with your life.

  • Contact us now for your no obligation consultation
  • Move on with your life and get legal representation from our specialists
  • Top tier law firm with local teams committed to you
  • We get behind you and will always work for your best interests

Family law specialists in Bristol, ready to help you today

Whatever you and your family may be going through, we can help you. There are many reasons why someone would need to talk to a family lawyer, but one thing is for certain – we can help you to keep ahead of the curve and guide you through the process.

By contacting us for a no obligation discussion we can make sure you are prepared. There will also be a few things that you have not realised, or had the time to consider, which we can help explain and walk you through.

We always take a proactive approach to problem solving. This means we think ahead to make sure you, your family, and the things that are most important to you are safe today, and remain safe in the future.

Our lawyers will carefully review your personal circumstances to make sure that they give you all the right advice. When we work for you, we will support you to secure an agreement that priorities your future well-being and includes all the people who you want to protect.

What will happen after you contact us?

There are two main ways to get in touch with our specialist family lawyers.

You can call us right now for a no obligation chat on 01865 792 300 and speak to one of our highly qualified call handlers. They will talk to you about your situation and then pass on your details to a specialist solicitor. We can then agree on the best way to begin the advice process.

When you contact us via email it will be picked up by a member of our team who will contact you at a time and date that is convenient for you. We aim to respond to your emails within one working day.

Our solicitors will carefully review your personal circumstances to make sure that they give you all the right advice. You can then decide if you wish to go forward.

Our credentials

What the team is known for: Highly experienced at taking on financial remedy cases. Focuses on settling issues through collaboration or mediation where possible, and through litigation if necessary. Active representing guardians in public law care proceedings. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “They are highly skilled and committed professionals who work incredibly hard and diligently for their clients.” “They provided an excellent service in a very straightforward and non-technical way.” Notable practitioners: Richard Ellis (Band 2) enjoys a strong reputation for his public children expertise, and is also skilled at taking on matrimonial finance cases. He is hailed by one commentator as “phenomenally good and a great advocate.” Sharon MacDonald (Band 3) frequently represents high net worth clients on alternative dispute resolution proceedings, such as mediation and collaborative law, associated with complicated finance matters. One client reports: “She was very thorough – all the paperwork was correct down to the minutest detail. She obtained a wonderful result for me.” Jon Toogood (Eminent Practitioner) handles matrimonial finance issues in the context of divorce cases, and is a skilled arbitrator and collaborative lawyer. One client praises his “excellent technical knowledge, very good commercial awareness and very good bedside manner.” Katherine Lauder is a Recognised Practitioner.” Chambers 2017 South West

“What the team is known for: Well-known team in the Oxford market, with substantial experience in divorce and financial remedy matters involving complex assets. Also advises on public law children cases, including those involving allegations of non-accidental injury. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “A really good outfit, and universally likeable.” Notable practitioners: Mark Phillips (Band 3) is experienced advising in divorce and financial remedy matters, especially those involving complex assets such as pensions and business interests. One source says of him: “He is very intellectually able, and has a pleasant, persuasive way about him.” Head of the Oxfordshire family team Simon Bassett (Band 3) is particularly active in matrimonial finance cases. One source reports: “I’ve been really impressed with his ability to think creatively around the financial cases, and to look for solutions that aren’t obvious.”” Chambers 2017 Oxford and Surrounds

“Royds Withy King is ‘one of Bath’s leading family law firms’ for collaborative law and mediation, and department head Richard Ellis has ‘a fantastic reputation’ in care proceedings. Also recommended are Sharon MacDonald and Jon Toogood, and newly promoted senior associates Katherine Lauder and Rebecca Stevens.” Legal 500 2016 South West

Simon Bassett is ‘a consistent high performer, particularly in matrimonial finance’. Legal 500 2016 South East

Contact us to find out more about how our divorce solicitors can help you prepare for a better future