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South West Family/Matrimonial
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3 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by GA Solicitors

The family department of GA Solicitors is defined by two distinct teams, ensuring there are specialist solicitors to represent the interests of clients facing the majority of aspects within family law.

The teams are renowned in the region for their empathetic approach but knowledgeable and effective advice to clients. This is true across all forms of mediation, as well as more litigious court work. Their reputation has led to a high number of client referrals and also referrals from professional service providers in the city e.g. accountants and financial advisers.

Private client team:

  • Mid and high net-worth financial disputes
  • Pre and post nuptial agreements
  • Pensions in divorce
  • Financial issues for unmarried couples
  • Private children work
  • Mediation
  • Complex children issues involving guardians and experts
  • Advocacy
  • Specialising in the support of the armed forces and professional services
  • Cohabitation agreements

Public law team:

  • A large team has been developed to deal exclusively with this work.
  • Non-accidental injury
  • Fabricated illness
  • Neglect
  • Sexual harm
  • Advocacy
  • Guardianship work


Chambers Review

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Family/Matrimonial - Plymouth and surrounds
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Band 1
What the team is known for

GA Solicitors is a Plymouth-based firm with a strong reputation for its representation of parents and children in public law children cases. The team advises on cases involving issues such as sexual harm, non-accidental injury and fabricated illnesses. The group also advises on financial matters arising out of divorce and separation, and offers further advice on trusts and pension issues.

Notable Practitioners

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Gloria Dyer
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Gloria Dyer
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Gloria Dyer frequently advises on private law children's cases, including those involving allegations of domestic abuse. She offers additional expertise in financial remedy cases.

"She is incredibly nurturing and, at the same time, totally focused on getting the very best outcome from the proceedings."

"Gloria is a class act. She is hugely well respected across the Bar."

Michelle Grove
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Michelle Grove
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Michelle Grove is adept at handling child arrangement proceedings and complex financial remedy proceedings, among other matters.

"Michelle is a calm voice at the end of the phone during an awful time. She always gives the best advice, reassures the client and listens when needed most."

"Michelle is a nice, practical lawyer who gives pragmatic advice to clients."

"Michelle is so experienced and clients feel very safe in her hands. She is always very patient and calm."

Andrew Wonnacott
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Andrew Wonnacott
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Up and Coming

Andrew Wonnacott is noted for his expertise in care proceedings, representing parents and children's guardians. He has experience with cases concerning alleged neglect, non-accidental injury and sexual abuse.

"Andrew is an experienced child law specialist and always a pleasure to work with."

"He’s an excellent lawyer and a trusted, safe pair of hands."

"He is very adept at seeing the real issues in a case and focuses on those matters in pursuit of his client’s agenda."

Ranked Lawyers at
GA Solicitors

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Plymouth and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial

Gloria Dyer
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Gloria Dyer
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Band 1
Michelle Grove
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Michelle Grove
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Band 1
Andrew Wonnacott
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Andrew Wonnacott
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Up and Coming

Members

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Angela Timbrell

Cameron Dymond

Debbie Troke

Jodie Harding

Jonathan Yates

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Michelle Grove

Head of Department

Rachel Eyre