Family solicitors for financial injunctions and emergency remedies
It is sometimes necessary for emergency applications to be made to the Court and our family team are skilled and experienced in dealing with these matters urgently and efficiently. We are well placed to issue court proceedings in an emergency.
Royds Withy King Family Department are highly recommended in the “The Times Best Law Firms” 2019 survey
We can help to protect assets and information
Emergency applications such as for a freezing injunction may be appropriate to protect and preserve assets that might be at risk of being revealed or shared. It might also be appropriate to make an emergency application to secure the provision of financial information or to prevent unauthorised obtaining of a person’s confidential information. Advising clients in these circumstances requires skill, judgment, experience and discretion which our experienced family solicitors will provide.
How quickly will you be able to assist in an emergency situation?
We can deal with emergency situations urgently and effectively. We will advise you whether time is of the essence and we can attend Court with you on the same day as taking your instructions if the circumstances so require.
My husband/wife is threatening to withdraw our joint savings – can you help?
Emergency applications such as for a freezing injunction may be appropriate to protect and preserve assets that might be at risk of dissipation. It is important that you contact us urgently and that you do not tell your spouse about your intention to make an emergency application.
Are you experiencing domestic abuse?
Domestic abuse is a wide a varied term and its does not simply mean ‘violence’. Domestic abuse is the term used to describe unacceptable and inappropriate verbal, physical, sexual, emotional and psychological behaviour from one person towards another. If you feel that you are experiencing domestic abuse then talk to our specialist team of domestic abuse lawyers, who can discreetly begin to help you.
The Family Team's 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