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Advice on Choosing a good family/divorce solicitor

(21 Posts)
LondonSuperTrooper Thu 27-Feb-14 16:16:59

My husband and I are separating & want to divorce. How do I choose a good solicitor as there are several in my town? I am based in Ashtead, Surrey. The prices quoted here are v v expensive. Should I look for a solicitor in a less wealthy area? I'm clueless and I need someone to lookl after mine & DC interests.

Thanks.

babybarrister Thu 27-Feb-14 21:51:57

Look at resolution website for specialists

LondonSuperTrooper Fri 28-Feb-14 10:49:37

Thanks, I ahve checked the website but there are so many in my area and I was hoping for some recommendations.

susiedaisy Fri 28-Feb-14 11:00:38

Is legal aid an option for you? I choose a local solicitor that specialised with family resolution. Prices per hour was pretty much the same in all the firms in my area. Thankfully was able to get some legal aid. My solicitor invoiced me month by month so I could keep a track on everything and the the invoices were very detailed so I could see very phone call etc. Sorry can't be more helpful.

LondonSuperTrooper Fri 28-Feb-14 12:27:11

Thanks Susie. Unfortunately I am not entitled to legal aid.

babybarrister Fri 28-Feb-14 15:00:21

Michelle fitzpatrick at TWM v nice as is Christine Boot at Ventners who may be cheaper

babybarrister Fri 28-Feb-14 15:01:15

Venters - Reigate!

LondonSuperTrooper Fri 28-Feb-14 20:49:03

Thanks Baby I'll have a look online at your recommendations.

LondonSuperTrooper Fri 28-Feb-14 21:05:09

I can't find Michelle Fitzpatrick at TWM. Her name doesn't come up.

I'll contact Venters and ask for their rates.

Thanks for your recommendations.

babybarrister Sat 01-Mar-14 11:07:20

Give them a ring as I think she is still there but I agree she does not seem to be on their website - Christind is not yet on Venters website but is definitely there I promise!

LondonSuperTrooper Sat 01-Mar-14 16:51:55

OK, thanks. I will give them a call on monday. Thank you so much for your recommendations.

Nappaholic Sun 02-Mar-14 00:32:38

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LondonSuperTrooper Sun 02-Mar-14 11:30:54

Hi, where is Decon?

babybarrister Sun 02-Mar-14 12:45:41

there should not be any advertising on here - otherwise we would all be at it!

Nappaholic Tue 04-Mar-14 08:38:17

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babybarrister Tue 04-Mar-14 13:30:11

please do not advertise on here - you do not "have a friend" as you said before that you charge those prices - you have already been reported once. Now you have been reported again

MOSagain Sat 08-Mar-14 15:59:16

I can highly recommend Andrew Christmas at Downs solicitors in Dorking. Very experienced family solicitor and a partner in the firm

mumblechum1 Sat 08-Mar-14 16:56:22

yy I had Andrew Christmas on the other side a little while ago and he was a really good guy, sensible and professional without the petty point scoring which a lot of junior lawyers indulge in.

MOSagain Sat 08-Mar-14 20:16:53

Lol, he was my opponent on a number of children's matters a few years back and he ended up headhunting me. Always regret leaving that firm

LondonSuperTrooper Sun 09-Mar-14 09:38:11

Thanks for the recommendations. Funnily enough, I've got him on my list smile

mumblechum1 Sun 09-Mar-14 09:51:16

<<waves at MOS>> teeny planet!

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