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Are there any lovely solicitors on here, who are in the know on family law please

(27 Posts)
McPheelingTheSpring Fri 26-Apr-13 22:34:25

I'd be ever so grateful smile

And if you are reading this, darling ex, up yours grin

BlackeyedSusan Fri 26-Apr-13 22:54:36

flicks v's at ex. grin

oops sorry could not resist.

McPheelingTheSpring Fri 26-Apr-13 22:59:12

Be my guest

grin

NumTumDeDum Fri 26-Apr-13 23:08:11

I'm out of date, but there are a few knocking about who are currently practising. What would you like help with?

McPheelingTheSpring Fri 26-Apr-13 23:09:53

May I PM you?

NumTumDeDum Fri 26-Apr-13 23:16:02

Feel free grin

BlackeyedSusan Sat 27-Apr-13 22:53:34

puts fingers to nose and blows raspberry...

hope numtum can help.

MOSagain Sun 28-Apr-13 16:01:28

There are quite a few family lawyers on here. Some are lovely, some are possibly not. The lovely ones include babybarrister, mumblechum, and the charming*collaborate*. There are several others that are very knowledgeable in the area of family law but I'm not sure if they are qualified AND lovely, STIDW and prhbridge.

If you give a clue to what your query/problem is, then you will probably get helpful answers.

If you are worried about your ex reading, then name change and change details (ie ages/number of kids etc)

babybarrister Sun 28-Apr-13 22:07:21

Yes and some lovely barristers toogringrin

MOSagain Mon 29-Apr-13 11:05:59

oh indeed, that goes without saying. Thats why I used the term lawyer, it covers all of us <except those that qualified at the Jeremy Kyle school of Law>

mumblechum1 Mon 29-Apr-13 14:29:49

grin at MOS I think we all know who you're referring to!

So OP what's up?

MOSagain Mon 29-Apr-13 15:32:23

oh really? wink

essexlady Wed 01-May-13 19:51:05

Help! Ex has made an application under the Childrens Act and will be using a barrister in court. I'll be fodder! Can any one recomend a barrister in the Southend area who specializes in family stuff? Thanks in advance for any help x

babybarrister Wed 01-May-13 20:44:26

You can use a direct access barrister as well as a solicitorsmile

essexlady Wed 01-May-13 21:17:19

Yes. Trouble is finding a family law specialist who comes recomended in my area (Southend on Sea). But thanx for your thought.

babybarrister Wed 01-May-13 21:19:14

Direct access barristers based in London will be more than happy to travelsmile

essexlady Wed 01-May-13 21:21:57

I was told they would charge for their traveling time :-( which would be very expensive.

Fuckwittery Wed 01-May-13 21:27:32

essexlady, contact East Anglian Chambers
I can recommend Cherie Parnell, not sure if she covers Southend but just had a look at her profile and she does direct access.

www.ealaw.co.uk/our-teams/family-law/cherie-parnell-default/

I am a family lawyer and like to consider myself lovely. I am a serial namechanger though.

essexlady Wed 01-May-13 21:34:07

Thanks v much. I have a few months to get it sorted, but the word "barrister" was making me panic. Thank you again x

kittycat68 Thu 02-May-13 10:14:56

personal recommendation is Ashley Thain. ive used her in complex family matter twice and she is very very good!

essexlady Thu 02-May-13 10:41:55

Thankx kitty cat, will look into her too x

babybarrister Thu 02-May-13 12:17:54

If you are paying yourself, I suspect that Ashley Twain will be very expensive ....

essexlady Thu 02-May-13 15:44:44

Yes, having to pay myself :-( Would she be much more than Cherie? In fact I don't really know how much one costs at all!

essexlady Thu 02-May-13 18:05:03

Ah well, that sorts that one out. Ashley Thain does not do Direct Access work anyway.

Fuckwittery Thu 02-May-13 18:41:07

how long is the hearing for Essexlady? If its a first hearing you are probably looking at about 500 - 750 plus VAT depending on how long you are at court

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