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How to find a good family law solicitor in London? Can anyone recommend?

(7 Posts)
PeacesofAte Sun 05-Mar-17 21:22:15

Would really appreciate any help in finding a good solicitor, I've looked up listings but I don't know how you're meant to tell if they're any good.

It's a complicated situation involving a child (my niece) with the mother who is living abroad refusing contact.

Any recommendations? North/East London preferred. Thanks so much.

weatherbomb Sun 05-Mar-17 22:36:30

Hi OP, sorry your family is hoping through this. I've been through similar but in the UK & used a fab lady in North London. Her name is Denise Hoilette at PSP Law. She specialises in children & is very experienced. I think she's great, empathetic and realistic. She doesn't waste anyone's time either & is very honest. Their number is 020 7604 5600. Feel free to pm me if you want more info. Wishing you all the best.

echidna1 Mon 06-Mar-17 00:13:20

Barry Lesler at WH Matthews, Angel, 020 7251 4942

PeacesofAte Mon 06-Mar-17 05:37:50

Thanks for both of these, that's so helpful. So good to be able to make a start without just poking your finger into the Yellow Pages with your eyes shut!

wideboy26 Mon 06-Mar-17 10:11:59

Look in the Legal 500. It's a directory of top solicitors in all areas of law. If cost is not an issue, you could try Katherine Peat if she is still practising. I'm not sure which firm she is with, but when at my old firm she was very highly regarded. The Legal 500 used to describe her as an iron fist in a velvet glove.

Pn291 Mon 13-Mar-17 18:05:21

Try the Solicitors Information Service. They recommend competent solicitors on 020 7483 4833

JK1773 Mon 13-Mar-17 20:07:45

Check out the law society website and look for local children lawyers with the children panel accreditation. This is my area of practice but I'm not London sadly

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