Geographical areas covered: South West
Disabled access: Yes
Legal aid: Yes
Collaborative law: Yes
Special Initial Interview Offer: Yes, free initial meeting
Head of Family team: Norman Hartnell
Family team members: Norman Hartnell, Jane Chanot, Stephen Sowden, Caroline Ryan, Rachel Buckley, Julia Clayton, John Hind, Susan Ellingham, Claire Reynolds, Suzanne Besant, Jennie Read, Grace Bradley, David Cobern, Jill Read-Brown, Donna Hart, Debbie Chetwood, Gemma Sparks, Ilke Hatter, Nicola Eagles
Resolution members: Norman Hartnell, Jane Chanot, Stephen Sowden, Caroline Ryan, Rachel Buckley, Julia Clayton, John Hind, Susan Ellingham, Claire Reynolds, Suzanne Besant, Jennie Read, Grace Bradley, David Cobern, Jill Read-Brown, Donna Hart, Gemma Sparks
Resolution areas of expertise: Complex financial & property matters, Children law, Domestic abuse
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
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:
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.