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Royds Withy King

Family/Matrimonial

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What the team is known for

Highly experienced at taking on financial remedy cases, including those with complex tax and business elements. Focuses on settling issues through collaboration or mediation where possible, though also well equipped to handle litigation where necessary. Frequently represents guardians in public law care proceedings as well as private clients in complex children matters. Also has significant experience handling domestic abuse cases.

Strengths

One source notes: "I would not hesitate to recommend the team as a whole - all of the lawyers are committed, skilled and knowledgeable."

Sources praise the team for being "efficient, professional and client-friendly."

Notable practitioners

Clizia Motterle assists with financial remedy proceedings arising from divorce, as well as cohabitation disputes. She is also experienced in private law children matters. Interviewees state: "She is highly efficient, knowledgeable and excellent with clients."

The "enormously experienced" Jon Toogood has experience in handling financial disputes arising from divorce or the end of other long-term relationships.

Katherine Lauder frequently advises on public and private law children cases. She is also experienced in handling cases concerning claims of domestic abuse.

Rebecca Stevens is held in high regard for her experience in private and public law children cases. One impressed interviewee attests: "I haven’t come across a more dedicated family lawyer than Rebecca Stevens."

Richard Ellis "is pragmatic, highly experienced and excellent with clients," according to sources. He frequently assists with complex public and private law children cases.

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Overview

Royds Withy King’s Bath-based Family Law team take the time to understand your personal circumstances, and then take action to help resolve your problem.

We specialise in separation and divorce and the issues that arise from this situation, including overseeing of division of financial assets, property, and responsibilities involving children, advising clients on how to cope financially after their relationship breaks down, arrangements for children, pre-nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, domestic violence, injunctions, and international family law. We utilise all of our extensive experience to fight for what is right for you, and what you want to get out of the situation.

Richard Ellis is a renowned specialist in public children law work, in particular for cases of complex injuries and legal argument. He also has a significant case load of private child law matters dealing with issues such as adoption and third parties, such as grandparents’ rights matters.

Key contacts: Richard Ellis (specialist in care/adoption proceedings, contact, residence, and financial matters), Sharon MacDonald (specialist in divorce and separation, resolution of financial matters, cohabitation, pre-nuptial agreements, and divorce issues relating to the racing sector), Jon Toogood (specialist in divorce and separation proceedings and resolving financial disputes) and Katherine Lauder (specialist in matters involving children, special guardianship orders, and domestic abuse and violence).

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5-6 Northumberland Buildings

Queen Square

Bath

Somerset

UK

BA1 2JE

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Somerset

Family/Matrimonial


Clizia Motterle
Associates to watch
Jon Toogood
Senior Statespeople
Katherine Lauder
Band 2
Richard Ellis
Band 1
Swindon and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial


Rebecca Stevens
Band 1