About Us

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This firm is owned and run by solicitors and was formed in September 1991.

We concentrate all our resources in acting for individuals in support of their dignity, assets and family, across four areas of law:

  • Family law, including divorce, financial settlements and arrangements for contact with children
  • Mental Health Law, including tribunal representation and s.117 entitlements
  • Mental Capacity Law, including Court of Protection welfare and deprivation of liberty applications
  • Private client work, including wills, probate, lasting powers of attorney and financial deputyship applications to the Court of Protection.

Dabbling is dangerous. We specialise so we are at the top of every development. We do not do conveyancing, accidents or crime.

In particular, we specialise in the representation of patients across the whole spectrum of mental health and capacity. We have been involved in very high profile cases and are helping to develop the law in relation to the deprivation of liberty of incapacitated individuals. More details can be found within our information sheets.

In family law we do not do legal aid. Government fees are so low that we would have to compromise quality by employing low grade staff to do high volume work. Instead, we deliver a top quality service where each client is valued. We are also leading the way locally in developing services for clients who require advice on pre-marital agreements, cohabitation and the dissolution of civil partnerships.

What makes us special, is the focus, total and complete, on our clients. We aim to ensure that every aspect of our service is designed to make a visit to us as comfortable as we can make it. We are keenly aware that we are only as good as our clients’ experience us to be, so we pay attention to all feedback that we receive. We encourage clients to tell us what they think about us. A visit to a solicitor is nerve racking so we work hard to provide as relaxed an atmosphere as possible. Many improvements have come from simple suggestions.

That’s the key to our approach.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity in the firm, as well as in those areas in which we have influence. As part of that commitment we are proud to have signed up to the Law Society diversity and inclusion charter. Click here for further information.

Complaints policy – click here for further information about our complaints policy.

Information about legal fees – click here for further information.

What Our Clients Say About Us

“With many thanks for your guidance and persistence through this process, and for always being such a pleasure to deal with.” – January 2019

“I would like to thank Kirsten for making it easy to make my Will, firstly by coming to St Catherine’s to discuss it, and then coming to my home to finalise everything” – January 2019

“Efficient and professional throughout. Many thanks.” – December 2018

“Cannot improve. 1st class.” – November 2018

“Kirsten was professional, knowledgeable and explained complex issues very clearly and in a straightforward way” – July 2018

“Just want to say a big thank you Jane. I really appreciate it as I knew things would never be easy.” – February 2018

“Excellent service. Friendly but reassuringly efficient. Would definitely use again” – December 2017

“Jane, Thank you so much for everything you have done and achieved, it could be said that this is your “job.” However I feel you have gone above and beyond your role as a solicitor, and for that I am eternally greatful. Had it not been for you, I would of given up months ago.” – September 2017

I would like to thank Philippa Curran for the support she has given me in representing my brother who has a Learning Disability, my only regret is that I didn’t contact Philippa sooner… Philippa explained with clarity the legal process that could be used to help my brother and over the months her support has formed a positive change of attitude from the Local Authority and the care provider…” – 26 March 2015