For contact address details please select the most appropriate area:Bolton
Geographical areas covered: Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, (North West), Merseyside
Legal aid: Yes
Collaborative law: Yes
Disabled access: Yes
Fixed fees: Available
Special Initial Interview Offer: Yes. Free initial telephone advice
Head of Family team: Michael Devlin
Family team members: 30 solicitors within a Family team of 90, one of the largest in the North West
Resolution members: Yes
Resolution areas of expertise: Financial and Children, Domestic Abuse
Specialist panel memberships: Family Law Accreditation Scheme Advanced, SRA Family Law Accreditation Scheme, Collaborative Family Law Group, The Greater Manchester Family Justice Council, Reunite.
Other departments: Residential Conveyancing, Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Dispute Resolution, Wills & Probate, Motoring & Criminal Offences, Serious Fraud & Business Crime, Commercial Law.
Whether it may be advising parents going through a divorce; helping co-habiting couples; advising children's guardians; guiding those going through the adoption process; or making sure the voice of the child is represented in care proceedings – children are at the heart of everything which Stephensons' Family team encompasses.
The team is by distinguished children lawyer, Mike Devlin, supported by a team of professionals across Stephensons' network of offices.
Stephensons' Family team has developed a long-standing experience over more than 30 years in the field of family law, and is the largest in the North West with 90 staff. There is also no other law firm in the region with as many Law Society's Children Panel Accredited members (13 members). Several partners are also members of Child Concern and there are a significant number of Resolution members and eight Resolution Accredited Specialists within the team. Four of these are specifically accredited specialists in domestic abuse cases. The team also has members of the SRA Family Law Accreditation Scheme Advanced; SRA Family Law Accreditation Scheme, Collaborative Family Law Group, The Greater Manchester Family Justice Council and Reunite.
The calibre of Stephensons' Family team was highlighted in Chambers UK 2013, an independent guide to the legal profession. The guide said: “Sources note that this firm is full of "experienced and skilled senior lawyers," who offer "good client care, a good reputation within the courts and good outcomes for the client."
Mike Devlin, leader of the department, was also singled out as a Leader in his Field in Chambers and has been for several years.
There is not another firm with the breadth and depth of expertise. The team is client focussed, delivering results and accessibility for our clients.
The team's vision is to be the family lawyer everyone wants on their side.
STOP PRESS: Half an hour of advice over the telephone from a specialist family solicitor for £49.95, also available one hour of advice either over the phone or in person with a full advice letter sent afterwards for £200 - call 0333 344 4885 or email email@example.com for more information. Free initial signposting advice available when calling.
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