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When a relationship breaks down, emotions can run high and disputes often spiral out of control. When you need to move forward, we’re here to help. We’re one of the UK’s biggest and most experienced family law teams, and can advise on issues affecting every kind of family – including divorce, matters involving children, wealth protection and international family law.

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What will happen?

To start, we take the time to get to know you and understand the nature of your problem. From here, we’ll work out a tailored plan to help guide you through the process with as little additional stress as we can.

How long will it take?

On average, most relationship issues are resolved within six months. If fully contested court proceedings are necessary, it will take between 6 and 12 months. It will always vary depending on the nature of each case, but we’ll give you a realistic timeframe as soon as possible.

How much will it cost?

When we start working with you, we’ll give you a clear cost estimate from the outset, and keep you updated throughout your case. We offer a fixed fee service for divorces, but the cost for other cases may vary depending on their complexities. If cash flow is a problem, we can connect you to a number of leading litigation funders.

Our Experience

Our highly trained team of specialist family lawyers, cover every aspect of family law, and will take the time to understand your needs and explain what it all means. Every day, we handle complex cases that require a careful, experienced hand, and are committed to finding a fair and reasonable outcome.

Where we can, we try and avoid stressful and costly court proceedings – many members of our team are trained mediators and experts at alternative dispute resolution. However, if it comes down to court, we’ll represent you and support you every step of the way.

We have three lawyers able to represent you in any court, without the need for a barrister.

Chambers: “It is an extremely positive experience working with Harrison Clark Rickerbys. The team is extremely well-organised, they are good at managing client expectation and their cases are well-prepared.”

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Our Clients

We help people from all walks of life, from teachers to company directors and footballers, and have close ties to the police, armed services and NHS. We’re experienced in cases with complex financial arrangements and have acted on a number of high-profile cases.

We know that relationship issues are often urgent, and if you’re unlucky enough to have a relationship issue, you need firm, decisive action. That’s why we’re available day and night by phone for emergencies, and will do everything we can to reach a resolution that’s fair and ensures your best interests are protected.

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Hear what our clients say about our Family Law Service

“Efficient, reassuring” guidance from Solicitor leads to testimonial following successful divorce settlement

"From the outset, I found Lucy to be extremely efficient, reassuring, and had every faith in her....

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Cohabitation Agreement leads to testimonial for Family Law Solicitor

Protecting financial interests is important for everyone – even more so if you’re looking to the future. Thi...

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Testimonial for family lawyer who provided “huge support” for client

Divorce can be difficult at the best of times – particularly if the other party is looking to c...

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Senior Associate assists client within all areas of family law

Christopher Finch, Senior Associate in the Hereford Family Law Team was recently instructed by a client to...

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Heartfelt testimonial for Chartered Legal Executive after complex case

Jennifer Lindup-Salmon, a Chartered Legal Executive within our Hereford Family Law team supports clients with all aspects...

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Legal Director achieves favourable financial settlement after divorce

Maxine Reid, a Legal Director within our Hereford family team regularly assists clients with complex matters involving...

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Children Act matter settled by family lawyers

When a client required help with Children Act matters, they turned to Chartered Legal Executive Jennifer Lindup-Salmon...

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Legal 500 2024 - Family

‘I recommend this firm to family and friends as I know that they will be supported and w...

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Family Law Partner praised for “sharp focus” during post-divorce negotiations

Family Law Partner and Family Mediator Laura Williams was contacted recently to assist with unresolved financial, property...

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Family Law Partner commended for “brilliance, skill and fire” in divorce case

Divorce can be difficult at the best of times – but when financial matters are involved, they often r...

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Child arrangements and financial matters finalised outside of court lead to testimonial for Family Law Partner

Divorce is often as difficult for children as it is for the parents involved. During one such...

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“A great support” – settlement reached in divorce case thanks to Family Law Partner’s knowledge

Mr W faced complicated divorce and associated financial relief proceedings, so he turned to Family Law Partner...

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“Always patient and kind” – understanding from Family Law Partner leads to testimonial

Mrs M faced complicated divorce proceedings, so she turned to Family Law Partner Nick Rodriguez for advice,...

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Heartfelt testimonial for Family Law team following financial settlement

Mrs F separated from her husband and required expert advice on what to do next. She turned...

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“Thank you for helping me set myself free” – legal expertise leads to heartfelt testimonial

Clare Whittaker and Jennifer Lindup-Salmon recently assisted a client with divorce and financial matters. They advised and...

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“I will always be grateful for your help”: family lawyer’s help leads to testimonial

Amy-Marie Vale recently assisted a client in securing an urgent non-molestation order against her client’s ex-partner. T...

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Assistance with financial proceedings leads to client testimonial

Clare Whittaker, a partner within the Hereford Family Law team, assisted by Jennifer Lindup-Salmon, a Chartered Legal...

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“Hard work and counsel” leads to testimonial for Family Law solicitor

Christopher Finch, an associate in our Hereford family law team recently assisted an armed forces client with...

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“You made it easy and understandable”: pre-nuptial assistance for client

Roopa Ahluwalia, family law partner in our Cambridge office, and paralegal Ella Blake, recently assisted a client...

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“Caring and professional coupled with first-rate legal advice” – high praise for family lawyer

Shereen Chohan, senior associate within our Birmingham Family Team, recently assisted a client with Children Act proceedings....

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“You saved the day several times!” – high praise for family law solicitors

James regularly acts for clients within financial proceedings. They recently assisted a client within contested court proceedings...

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Successful outcome for client and child following representation in court

Amy-Marie specialises in cases involving children and understands the importance of securing a successful outcome for her...

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Support and advice during domestic abuse case leads to high praise

Amy-Marie, a solicitor in our Hereford office, regularly acts for clients within Children Act proceedings following relationship...

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Assistance with retaining property leads to heartfelt testimonial

Georgina Burrows regularly assists clients with divorce and financial remedy proceedings. She recently helped a former client...

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“I couldn’t have wished for better representation”: high praise in child contact case

Clare Whittaker recently assisted a client throughout negotiations in respect of child contact arrangements, whereby the father...

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Family law expert highly recommended by client for achieving Parental Responsibility for step-father

Penny-jo regularly acts for clients in respect of children matters, including care proceedings issued by the local...

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‘Heartfelt thank you’ for expertise and advise on divorce

Going through divorce is often upsetting and difficult; not having the right legal guidance can add further...

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Guidance with divorce in difficult times

Divorce is commonly a very tough time for those experiencing it, which is why they need knowledgeable...

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Stress-free support for an emotional divorce

A divorce can often be a stressful and emotional process. Christopher Finch assisted a client with their...

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Support for issues involving children and money in divorce

Help for a client dealing with a complex divorce, including issues relating to children and financial matters...

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Expert help through divorce

Andy Caldicott helps clients through all the difficult issues associated with divorce, including complex financial arrangements. His...

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Clear advice on the complexities of divorce

Nick Gova’s support for a client who he guided through the often-difficult divorce process was much a...

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Support through divorce delays and frustration

Delays and complications can often make divorce harder, and support through the Covid-19 pandemic, with the full...

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Understanding and support for key issues in divorce

The support and advice given by Penny-jo Wilson, when helping a client through a divorce, which included...

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The best advice and support for clients in divorce

Head of our family law team, Andy Caldicott, helps clients in all aspects of family law, supporting...

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Support and expertise for relationship breakdown

Relationship breakdowns are especially hard when children are also involved, and Clare Whittaker’s combination of expertise, e...

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Help and expert guidance for divorce and financial settlement

Divorce and the inevitable financial settlement are seldom easy to negotiate, but James Grigg and his team...

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Working for the best outcome in divorce battle

Securing the best possible outcome for clients is paramount and James Grigg’s work on behalf of a...

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Support through divorce

For a client going through a divorce, with all the associated financial issues including dealing with a...

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Support through difficult divorce

Family lawyer James Osborne recently helped a client with divorce and financial matters, often a very stressful...

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Expert advice gives family fresh start

Advice and support from family lawyer Georgina Burrows throughout a traumatic and challenging court action gave a...

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Keeping children safe from harm

When it comes to your children, it is crucial that you feel that you’re in safe h...

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Reducing divorce court stress

Receiving good advice and support throughout the divorce process can reduce the stress and anxiety that a...

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Safeguarding child contact after relationship breakdown

For many parents whose leaving a relation, contact with their children is their first priority, and James...

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Support and expertise in difficult times

Providing expertise and assurance to clients is an essential part of a family lawyer’s role, because c...

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Supporting clients through tough times with confidence and expertise

Anita Hennessey recently supported a client through a difficult divorce – her expertise and experience meant that she c...

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Strong advice making difficult times more bearable

Prompt and helpful advice from Christopher Finch provided comfort and reassurance to a client during difficult times....

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Professional support throughout a divorce

Feeling supported through the process of divorce is important for many clients because it’s an often e...

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Reassuring expertise in difficult times

An understanding and expert approach from James Osborne helped a client through a heavily contested and difficult...

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Help and support through difficult divorce

With James Osborne’s help, a client was able to develop the strength they needed to complete a...

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Relationships & Family Law

Andrew has handled two sensitive and personal legal matters for me, and impressed me on both occasions...

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