43 Essex Street
Contact Name: Valerie Cooper
Telephone: 01252 629292
Geographical Regions Covered: London, Central London
Disabled Access: Yes
Legal Aid: No
Collaborative Law: Yes
Special Initial Interview Offer: Initial appointment of 30 minutes free of charge for referrals from Divorce Aid website
Head of Family Team: Valerie Cooper
Family Team Members: Diana Knudson, Marianne Tyndall, Christopher Hodgson, Sam Mabey, Sammie Crook
Resolution Members: Yes
Specialist Panel Memberships: Family Law Accreditation Scheme
Other Departments: Conveyancing, Wills, Probate, Business Law
Our Family Law department is headed by Valerie Cooper who has over 25 years. experience of handling family cases. She therefore brings significant knowledge and skill. She leads a talented team who you will find friendly, approachable and sensitive. The team is not afraid to take a position and will provide you with clear and well thought through advice. We will always endeavour to resolve disputes amicably, however, if agreement is not possible, we will not hesitate to pursue your case vigorously through the courts, to achieve the best result we can for you.
We know that the breakdown of a relationship can be very difficult to handle - emotionally as well as financially. The stress of dealing with the consequences, if not handled sympathetically can make matters even worse. We will provide all the help you need to fully understand the legal and other practical consequences of the breakdown of your relationship.
Sometimes, a couple may not wish to divorce and may decide instead to separate. Bates are experienced in both Judicial Separation proceedings and the preparation of Separation Agreements and will guide you through the options open to you and advise on those that will most suit your personal circumstances.
With expert advice the process of ending a marriage can be achieved as simply and swiftly as possible allowing you to get on with your life.