Legal aid: Yes
Collaborative law: Yes
Disabled access: Yes
Areas covered: Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and North East Somerset. Lyons Davidson has clients nationwide and internationally.
Head of Family team: James Myatt
Family team members: Iona Philips, Louise Higham, Philippa Morgan, Bernice Mumford, Alexandra Mills, Hannah Perry, Kate Atkins, Sarah Comley, Alice Harrington, Amelia Davey, John Lawley, Rhianna Airey, Elizabeth Bruce
Resolution members: All family case handlers
Resolution areas of expertise: Children - public and private, divorce, separation, cohabitation disputes, financial remedy (finances), child abduction and nuptial agreements
Lyons Davidson also have a Family Mediation Department.
Private client, residential conveyancing, commercial property, corporate, personal injury, civil litigation, employment and advocacy.
(A) Adultery; (B) Unreasonable behaviour; (C) Desertion (when one spouse abandons the other) for at least two years; (D) Separation of more than two years, where both parties consent to divorce; (E) Separation of more than five yearsWhat is the process?
|Petitioner (Fact A, D, E)||Petitioner Fact (B, C)||Respondent (all facts)|
|Total including court fees and VAT
(for illustration purposes only)
*All fees are exclusive of disbursements (court fees, service fees, postage, etc) and VAT. This list is not exhaustive.
** in this example, court fees are limited to include fees for filing the petition and decree absolute. VAT and court fees are accurate as at 1 September 2011 and are subject to change. You may be eligible for court fee exemption.
Unlike some other fixed-fee services, Lyons Davidson offer you the opportunity to discuss matters face to face with a qualified professional. This professional will then be responsible, with the assistance of our dedicated support staff, for the efficient conclusion of your case.What is not included in the fee?
Any request for our assistance or advice in these matters will be charged at your case handler’s hourly rate. The fixed fee relates solely to divorce and does not involve any advice or assistance about children matters or finances; any advice additional to the divorce process will be charged at the relevant case handler’s hourly rate.
When is the fixed fee available?
Our fixed fee is available to everyone living in England and Wales (whose spouses also live in England and Wales), whether they are the Petitioner or Respondent.
When is the fixed fee not available?
Our fixed-fee structure is not available if either party lives outside the jurisdiction of England and Wales, or is not habitually resident there. The fixed fee is also unavailable for ‘defended divorces’.