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Clizia Motterle


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Clizia joined our Family team in September 2015 and advises on divorce and matrimonial finances. She is also involved in advising clients who have been victim of domestic abuse.

I would like to thank you very much for your kind support during a really tough time. You and your team are so nice, friendly and supportive and so good at what you do and provide excellent advice.
Royds Withy King - Family client

About Clizia

Clizia joined Royds Withy King in 2013 as a Trainee Solicitor. She gained experience in advising individuals by working in our Family, Residential Property, Private Client, and Court of Protection departments. Clizia is an Italian national and bilingual Italian / English.

The Chambers and Partners 2020 rankings named Clizia as an ‘associate to watch’.


  • Advising clients on all aspects of divorce and separation proceedings
  • Advising clients on all aspects of matrimonial finances
  • Advising on issues relating to domestic abuse and violence, such as non-molestation orders, protection from harassment act injunctions and occupation orders.


  • Resolution
  • Bath Young Professionals
  • Bristol Junior Lawyers Division
  • Bath Business Women Association

My clients are often distressed as even the most amicable relationship breakdown can be very emotional at times. I always aim to establish good relationships with clients, making sure they know I am there to help. I offer sympathy when it’s needed, while adopting a pragmatic approach in my advice. I believe that litigation should be the last resort in family disputes, and always encourage clients to keep a line of communication open, to try and resolve matters through amicable and cost-effective negotiation.

Clizia Motterle

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