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Stephensons Solicitors LLP

Stephensons Solicitors LLP

For contact address details please select the most appropriate area:

Bolton

Leigh

Manchester

St Helens

Wigan

Warrington


Email: enquiries@stephensons.co.uk
Website: www.stephensons.co.uk

Telephone: 0333 344 4885
This is the central service team


Fax: 01942 774547



Geographical areas covered: Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, (North West), Merseyside


Legal aid: Yes
Mediation: Yes
Collaborative law: Yes
Disabled access: Yes
Fixed fees: Available


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 and we have the largest number of Resolution accrredited specialists in the country including:
Complex financial and property matters (medium to low income households) Financial and Children, Domestic Abuse, Children Law disputes between parents or relatives
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.

About us

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 led 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.

Our specialist family solicitors are held in the highest regard by the Legal 500 and the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession. “The team gives it all, no matter how large or small the case” The Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession.

Chambers UK
Michael Devlin enjoys a stellar reputation in legally aided child protection work, regularly representing children, local authorities and guardians in care proceedings. He is also noted for his capabilities in adoption proceedings with peers regarding him as “fantastic”. The team as a whole was ranked in the 2018 edition. 

Legal 500
Stephensons Solicitors LLP has a ‘large and strong team’ that is led by Mike Devlin, who runs a ‘tight, efficient and client-focused ship’. Devlin has a ‘good reputation for his knowledge and skill in the area of care and children work in particular’. Donna Roberts is a ‘very capable lawyer whose knowledge and case management is second to none’. Gwyneth John is ‘competent and experienced; she does not make false promises but does her very best to achieve realistic aims’. Andrew Mountain is ‘very reliable and efficient and can diffuse tensions in difficult situations; he has the confidence to challenge without ever being confrontational’. Anna White ‘really fights her clients’ corner but is also good at challenging her clients when needed’. The team is particularly well known for its representation of children, parents, couples, guardians and local authorities in all aspects of family and children law.

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 focused, delivering results and accessibility for our clients.

The team's vision is to be the family lawyer everyone wants on their side.

Bolton Office

Stephensons Solicitors LLP
Sefton House
Northgate Close
Middlebrook
Bolton
BL16 6PQ

Leigh Office

Stephensons Solicitors LLP
24 Lord Street
Leigh
WN7 1AB

Manchester Office

Stephensons Solicitors LLP
Unit 3 Brewery Yard
Deva City Office Park
Trinity Way
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M3 7BB

St Helens

Stephensons Solicitors LLP
95 -101 Corporation Street
St Helens
WA10 1SX

Wigan

Stephensons Solicitors LLP
Wigan Investment Centre
Waterside Drive
Wigan
Greater Manchester
WN3 5BA

Warrington
Stephensons Solicitors LLP
The Gateway
89 Sankey Street
Warrington
Cheshire
WA1 1SR

 


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