Forward thinking divorce solicitors based in Oxford
Divorce is never easy at any stage of your life, and at such an emotional time it can be difficult to see the best way forward to protect your long-term security. That’s why many people find it helpful to consult an experienced divorce solicitor.
By taking our advice at an early stage you can be better prepared for these consequences, helping to protect you and your family and safeguard your future interests and finances.
Our divorce solicitors will carefully review your personal circumstances to make sure that they give you all the right advice. They might feel you could benefit from a less confrontational and collaborative divorce, or if your situation requires the traditional court approach, will help you through every stage of the process.
When we work for you, we will support you to secure a divorce settlement that priorities your future well-being.
What will happen after you contact us?
There are two main ways to get in touch with our specialist divorce solicitors. When you contact us via email, we will immediately receive your enquiry. We can then quickly pass it onto the most qualified member of our team who will then contact you at a time that is convenient for you. We aim to respond to your emails within one working day.
Alternatively you can call us directly 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.
Our solicitors will carefully review your personal circumstances to make sure that they give you all the right advice. They might be able to help you achieve a fast and simple divorce. Or if your situation is a little more complicated, we can help to protect you and your interests during any court proceedings.
“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