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Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors

Family/Matrimonial

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded firm with key offices in Shrewsbury and Hereford. Represents clients in financial matters involving trusts, pensions and overseas assets, such as divorce proceedings and prenuptial agreements, with notable expertise in cases concerning farming families. Also supports clients in complex Children Act matters involving allegations of criminal behaviour and domestic abuse. Offers a range of dispute resolution options, including collaborative law services.

Strengths

"The team is fantastic in terms of client care," says one interviewee, who adds: "I feel supported all the time and like I am truly their sole interest."

Another source remarks that "the advice the lawyers give is very balanced and straightforward, and always directed towards the best outcome for the client."

Notable practitioners

Lisa Grimmett handles matrimonial finance mandates and is noted for her strength in collaborative law proceedings.
"She is always a pleasure to deal with - as a practitioner, she doesn't take any prisoners but is still focused on achieving a sensible outcome." "She is very good at collaborating and making sure everyone is on the same page."

Sue Hodgson maintains a strong reputation for her work in Children Act cases and child arrangement orders. She also advises on complex financial remedy cases.
"Sue Hodgson is amongst the best in her field - she is extremely knowledgeable, very well organised and thinks ahead about everything you and the court will need. Her advice is forthright and compassionate at the same time." "Sue is brilliant - she's always there when I need to speak to her and proactive in updating me on developments in my case."

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Overview

This is an experienced team dealing with a wide range of family law matters ranging from pre-nuptial and cohabitation agreements at the start of a relationship, to relationship breakdown, divorce, civil partnership dissolution, financial and private and public children issues. The team also specialise in parental child abduction and the movement of children across international borders.

There are two collaboratively trained lawyers as part of the team, who are leading specialists in this method of dealing with disputes

The team have the knowledge and experience to understand complex situations, and deal with cases in a sensitive way, guiding clients through the process from start to finish.

The lawyers are approachable and professional; they will always adopt a balanced and practical approach to negotiations, minimising conflict and working to achieve the best or most favourable outcome for the clients. The aim is to achieve amicable resolutions swiftly, but if litigation is necessary they have the experience and know-how to deal with the courts effectively.

A number of pricing options have been developed to help solve the worries clients have about costs.  These include fixed fees and service level guarantees.

The team have members of the Law Society Family Panel and accredited specialists with Resolution, a national organisation of family lawyers.  The team are experienced in all aspects of UK Family law.


Family/Matrimonial

Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors

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Location

Chapter House North

Abbey Lawn

Abbey Foregate

Shrewsbury

Shropshire

UK

SY2 5DE

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Shrewsbury and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial


Lisa Grimmett
Band 2
Sue Hodgson
Band 1