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Solicitors needed for VERY complex family matter. Recommendations please

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emmajanewilliamson Sun 26-Feb-17 14:54:00

Hi everyone

I have a very complex family matter case.
I am looking for a family law solicitor who has very high success rates and incredible good at dealing with VERY complex cases and multi layered court cases.
The situation here involves a civil court application, an existing contact order and an application for an enforcement of a contact order.
As well as an application to leave the UK jurisdiction and an application for a NMO and/or restraint order.
An emotionally abusive ex, a young child and a breach of privacy.

Can anyone please urgently recommend a top of the class solicitor?
Ideally in London zone 1 or South West & West London zones 2 and 3.
Thank you!

MrsBertBibby Sun 26-Feb-17 16:07:41

Try Family Law in Partnership, they are all pretty classy.

flip.co.uk/people/

listsandbudgets Sun 26-Feb-17 17:54:59

Try emailing this lady at Penningtons I was at school with her many years ago and she was always going to be top notch. I'll be amazed if she can't recommend someone who can help.

emmajanewilliamson Sun 26-Feb-17 20:56:03

Thank you very much, MrsBertBibby and listsandbudgets. I will take a look at both suggestions.
If there are any more I would be very grateful. Even if you are a solicitor and want to recommend yourself to me, that's fine! We can discuss how things went for similar cases you've had and take it from there.

MrsBertBibby Sun 26-Feb-17 21:32:54

It's not really ok for us to discuss clients' cases!

To be honest, I'd expect most experienced family lawyers to be able to manage that set of proceedings.

Familylawsolicitor Sun 26-Feb-17 22:47:10

Have you got assets to pay for a top class solictor?
Is the civil court case TOLATA or something else?
I'll PM you some names but just will wait to hear back re the civil aspect as thats the only unusual part if it's not TOLATA

emmajanewilliamson Mon 27-Feb-17 09:19:57

Sorry, I didn't mean full disclosure of other cases. Just to understand if you have dealt with similar cases.
I have been looking at the flip website association and I really love a few of them - so thank you.

The civil court case is not TOLATA - it's injuction against invasion of privacy.

Familylawsolicitor Mon 27-Feb-17 09:31:26

I was going to suggest Bindmans, or Goodman Ray who are very hot on complex children matters but with the privacy issue I would go with Bindmans as they are absolutely top of the field on civil liberties and will be very familar with the injunction proceedings which I imagine most family lawyers will not be. Otherwise Dawson Cornwall or Penningtons would be good calls. Penningtons is ££££ though.
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sm40 Mon 27-Feb-17 09:48:35

Is it possible to pm on the app. I have a recommendation!

babybarrister Mon 27-Feb-17 13:11:19

Any experienced family lawyer should be capable of dealing with your case - please remeber that it is unlikely you will ever get your costs back so be very sure that you wish to invest a lot of money as the costs bill will be at least £30k and may be much more if you ltigate everything to a final heaing

emmajanewilliamson Thu 02-Mar-17 11:56:37

thank you very much!!

EnormousTiger Fri 03-Mar-17 19:12:45

I used Withers in my divorce and they were good and could handle anything.

www.withersworldwide.com/en-gb

babybarrister Fri 03-Mar-17 19:27:24

I would not recommend any of the
large expensive firms - unless you have a lot of money ie over £20 million you may not be very interesting to their lawyers and actually get a poor service. Check as to whether you will see the partner for a couple of hours and then never see them again....

mumblechum0 Sun 05-Mar-17 13:24:15

I agree with BB.

Any experienced family lawyer (ie 10 years PQE) will be more than capable of dealing with your case.

I've retired now but often found that the fancy-pants super expensive firms were really no better than a decent, average firm; the principles of the law are the same whether you're using Bloggs & Co or Penningtons.

The barrister you use needs to be very experienced as well. You could always PM BabyBarrister who is at the top of her game btw when it comes to the point of instructing counsel.

mumblechum0 Sun 05-Mar-17 13:25:14

That was grammatically confusing! I mean, when it comes to the point of instructing counsel, you could contact BB who is at the top of her game!

Collaborate Mon 06-Mar-17 07:31:43

...or even instruct her - she is very good!

babybarrister Mon 06-Mar-17 09:37:38

thanks!

I have actually met Collaborate in RL who knows me and so does Mumblechum FWIW ....!

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