The Family Law Company by Hartnell Chanot

Hartnell Chanot & Partners
The Plaza Suite
Lower Ground Floor
Princess Court, 23 Princess Street



Contact: Jonathan Madge
Telephone: 01752 674999
Fax: 01752 269071

Geographical Regions Covered: South West
Legal aid: Yes
Mediation: Yes
Collaborative law: Yes
Disabled access: Yes
Special Initial Interview Offer: Yes, free initial meeting

Head of Family team: Norman Hartnell (Exeter)
Family Team Members: Julie Shrimpton, Jonathan Madge, Julie Thompson, Amanda Cavinder, Donna Read, Alexandra Boardman, Carrie Laws, Gemma Croucher, Clare Glazsher, Charlotte Butler Kitto
Resolution members: Julie Shrimpton, Jonathan Madge, Amanda Cavinder, Donna Read, Alexandra Boardman
Resolution areas of expertise: Complex financial & property matters, Children law
Specialist panel memberships: Law Society Children Panel, Law Society Family Law Panel, Law Society Family Mediation Panel, Resolution
Other Departments: None, we are a specialist family law firm

About us

Hartnell Chanot & Partners are Family Law specialists. Unlike other solicitors, this means that we only handle family law and all our solicitors have many years’ experience in handling complex and demanding divorce and family cases.

We know that going through a divorce or separation is an extremely emotional and stressful experience and we work extremely hard to make the process as painless as possible and to support our clients.


Chambers and Partners 2011: “The team gives great client service and can be punchy in the ring when it needs to be.”

UK Legal 500 2010: Hartnell Chanot & Partners enjoys an excellent reputation as a broad divorce and family practice, which provides financial advice, services for unmarried couples and counselling support, and has noteworthy mediation skills. Norman Hartnell and Jane Chanot are recommended.

Our core approach is to:

  • protect the vulnerable;
  • find fair solutions; and
  • put children at the centre.

We can advise on all aspects of divorce and separation including:

  • Children
  • Finances
  • Unmarried Couples
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Domestic Violence
  • Care Proceedings
  • Child Protection
  • Child Abduction
  • Adoption
  • Counselling
  • Family Mediation

We offer new clients free initial advice and can undertake publically funded (legal aid) work for eligible clients. We also offer a one-off fixed price appointment with a family law specialist.

Based in Exeter and Plymouth in Devon, we have grown to become the largest family law specialists in the South West of England.

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