Family Law Overview

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Family difficulties and domestic issues affect all members of society. The 12CP Barristers Family Law team, nearly 20 in number, is able to assist you every step of the way. It is essential to us that you find the right Barrister for your needs.

Family disputes and cases can be very sensitive, so we use an understanding yet committed approach – putting the family’s, and particularly children’s, best interests at the top of our agenda.  

We can help you with matters concerning:

  • Divorce Law
  • Grandparents’ Rights
  • Maintenance Payments
  • Child Maintenance Law
  • Social Services Advice
  • Community Care
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Family cases involving bankruptcy and liquidation

We can represent or advise on any legal matter relating to your children or grandchildren or on financial issues following a separation.

If you are facing a difficult situation regarding Family Law and are looking for legal support, our Barristers are proficient and assertive when it comes to your case. We can also offer professionally trained mediators who can try and help resolve problems before they escalate rapidly.

Why are we different? 

Legal costs can turn out to be expensive, but coming directly to a Barrister can prove to be a cost effective solution. There is no need for a middleman and we offer fixed fees ensuring that you don’t need to worry about the costs changing throughout the process. 

We can assist you with:

  • Advice before going to court
  • Completing court forms and writing letters
  • Witness statements
  • Representation at court
  • Negotiation
  • Financial issues
  • Mental health issues (including those less common)
  • Public/private children proceedings

Ensuring you understand the full situation is paramount to us, we do not want our clients to feel overwhelmed or uncomfortable. Therefore, we use straightforward advice and information to assist you throughout your circumstances to make it as stress free for you as possible. Take a look at what our customers say about us.

What to expect when contacting us

Contacting a Barrister does not have to be a daunting experience, we are approachable and understand your needs. We know what really matters and we are in a strong position to represent you at hearings.


What do I need to provide? 

When you first contact us, please briefly outline the case details and background of your situation. We also want to know whether you qualify for public funding, and how committed you are to conducting the litigation element of proceedings.

Our timelines 

You can secure an appointment with a Barrister within seven working days after calling the Clerk to make an enquiry. You are also able to do this online, but please include your essential case details. The Barrister is then able to consider your case with any papers available, from the first meeting and is able to give you an estimated timescale for the case.

So if you have a matter you wish to discuss with us, please call us on 02380 320 320 or email on Alternatively you can fill in your details via the Contact Form.