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The 15 Best Divorce Lawyers & Family Solicitors in Reading
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Barrett and Co
I have recently used Barrett & Co to assist me with my divorce and can only say good words about the experience. Paul Wild especially not only provided reassuring advice, but his professionalism (and indeed, that of everyone at Barrett & Co) made me feel supported throughout the whole process, and left me with the feeling that he genuinely cared about my situation. The level of dedication displayed by not only Paul but also Richard Ince in the conveyancing team was top notch, in particular when turning work around within tight timescales, and keeping me appraised throughout so nothing came as a surprise. I will definitely use Barrett & Co for any legal needs in the future - very highly recommended!James Bigus
Paul Wild and his team at Barrett & Co have guided us through a complex family issue in a very professional manner managing expectations and always keeping us informed . I would have no problem recommending Paul if you need services of a solicitor regarding family law.David Marsh
I would without any doubt recommend Paul Wild. Paul has been amazing in recently dealing with my separation deed. Paul is very helpful and understanding. I can honestly say it’s so nice to deal with someone who genuinely cares about your situation. In my opinion Paul goes above and beyond to make sure everything goes smoothly.Carla Lee
Seperation and divorce is indeed a painful experience for most people, and when I was fronted with both it was indeed a frightening thought.I got in touch with Barret and Co and made contact with Paul Wild.Within minutes of meeting Paul he was able to put my mind at ease and gave me great confidence in going forward with things.Paul was thoughtful and considerate and so very professional.I cant recommend his services enough if you are going through the experience of a separation or a divorce.
Thank you so much Paul for your support and hard work you did for me.
Barrett and Co | Reading |
Recognised for his highly personal, pragmatic and sensitive approach, Paul has wide experience helping divorcing and separating clients. Trained in collaborative law and a member of Resolution, he seeks to resolve disputes constructively where possible, avoiding the need for costly and stressful court action. His caseload involves matters involving children and divorces for mid to high net worth clients, and clients appreciate his sympathetic and realistic approach to cases. Paul is also a member of the Thames Valley Family Lawyers Society.
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Albin & Co
I Was recommended Albin and Co for a family law case and contacted them for help. I was contacted by Sally Wood who handled my case from start to finish almost immediately after I sent in an initial inquiry.
I have to say Sally's advice was excellent and she gave very helpful information from the very first communication. All aspects of the case were clearly explained and costs were always taken into consideration.
Advice was clearly given for every step of my case and Sally and her team ensured that all paper work was filed correctly and even chased up the court when they had not returned paperwork on time to ensure there was no delays in my case.
Sally represented myself at my initial hearing and was superb in the way she handled the whole aspect of the hearing making sure to explain everything as it happened and dealt with the other party as well to ensure a smooth and fast hearing.
Once the case had moved onto it's final hearing Sally recommended a barrister for the day and ensured all paper work was completed and supplied to the court in a timely fashion.
In all I felt that Sally and her team were very professional and were 100% dedicated to my case. I got a very positive outcome with my hearing and feel that I owe this to Sally's hard work on my case.
I would recommend Albin and Co to anyone who is looking for a solicitors who are dedicated to their work and want to help you get the best possible result.DJ Vapour
Sally Wood and all the team at Albin & Co were always helpful and processional when working on my case during my divorce.
Nothing was to much trouble and i was always kept updated on progress.
Sally Wood is a fantastic solicitor who is understanding, honest and experienced. Without her help i would have been lost. she helped me through a very difficult time and my case was successful. I would highly recommend her!Christine Hinton
Sally Wood worked as my solicitor during my divorce. She is very professional and is easy to talk to , which I think is very important when dealing with family issues. She takes great care to listen and offers considered advice.
The office team are also very helpful and easy to get along with and again deal with things very quickly efficiently. Their experience and ability is outstanding, as they can offer advice which is clear and worthwhile when Sally is out of the office.
I have no problems in recommending Sally and Albin and Co Solicitors to anyone who needs sound professional legal advice.Graham Edwards
Albin & Co | Reading |
Committed to providing support to clients at a stressful and emotional time, Sally is a friendly and approachable divorce solicitor. As Head of Family Law at this thriving practice she has exclusively acted in divorce and family cases for 20 years, including resolving financial issues and disputes involving children. As one of a small number of Resolution Specialists in complex financial and property matters and children law, Sally aims to deliver an efficient and cost-effective service, outside the court process where possible.
BDB Pitmans | Reading |
Adopting a meticulous and straight-talking approach, Matthew leads this ‘excellent’ family law team (Legal 500). He covers all aspects of divorce and separation, most notably acting for clients in complex financial cases that involve business assets, trusts, foreign assets and multiple properties. Matthew can also advise on cases involving pre-marital and post-separation assets such as inheritances. He has also advised clients on children matters including difficult contact disputes and applications to remove a child from the jurisdiction.
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I just felt I needed to put on a review for this amazing solicitor. I went to Kerry Smith as I was seeking to divorce my husband. I was full of emotion and not sure what was ahead of me. I needn't have worried. Kerry put me at ease straight away. Kerry was so empathetic that I suddenly felt so relaxed and she gave me plenty of time to process everything. During the whole procedure she maintained such a calmness no matter what obstacle came along which was so encouraging. Faced with such a delicate situation I felt Kerry remained discreet and honored my opinions throughout. I am sure that with Kerry at the helm, any solicitor that works under her has the same work ethic. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending K J Smith Solicitors.Gloria Stacey
Kerry Smith was my solicitor some year ago so, when I required a new will and other advice I had no hesitation in contacting her again. As in the past, I was given excellent legal advice and was treated with consideration, care and kindness. Over the years I have recommended Kerry Smith to friends requiring legal support and would have no hesitation in recommending her, and her now larger team, again. I was particularly impressed with the speed with which matters were addressed, their swift email communication and their availability by telephone.Jane Scanlon
Thank you Kerry Smith and the KJ Smith Solicitors team, excellent advice and professionalism from start to finish. I would highly recommend using them.P C
KJ Smith | Woodley |
As founder of her own specialist divorce solicitors in Woodley, Kerry is a respected and trusted family law expert. Leading a firm that is recommended by Legal 500 as ‘very capable’, Kerry and her team specialise in private client matters and handle everything from financial disputes to Children Act proceedings. She has worked exclusively in divorce and family law since the 90s, personally handling more than a thousand cases both through collaborative means and court proceedings where she is ‘relentless in pursuit of her clients’ interests’ (Legal 500).
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Leiper Gupta Family Lawyers
Really helpful and friendly. Helped at short notice when others let me down, thanks.Neil Tucker
Leiper Gupta Family Lawyers | Swallowfield |
A ‘formidable litigator’ who ‘fights the client’s corner without compromise’ (Legal 500), Anne is a tenacious and highly respected divorce lawyer. Recommended by both Legal 500 and Chambers Guide to UK Lawyers, she ‘delivers a first-class personal service to clients who demand a high standard of service’ (Legal 500). Having specialised in high net worth and complex financial matters for more than 20 years, Anne’s clients appreciate her pragmatic approach and realistic advice, regardless of the value of assets in the case.
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Great solicitors, quick painless exchange and very helpful, knowledgeable and professionalM Sethi
Dexter Montague were extremely professional when helping me & my husband to make our wills, they explained everything in layman's terms. They answered every question we had & the price was very reasonable, we now have peace of mind, thanks to Dexter Montague! We will be using them again in the future!Melissa Anderson
I’ve dealt with many legal practices over the years, but I can genuinely say that DMP is the best that I have experienced.
To keep it short and sweet, as well as being professional and efficient, they do one thing that not many lawyers do. They communicate like human beings! They kept me up to date, used email (god forbid) and even phoned me to let me know about progress.
Usually people only work with lawyers when they have a problem, and it is good to find a practice that makes it as easy and convenient as possible.Peter McClintock
Dexter Montaguen | Reading |
Having worked in family law since qualifying in 1981, Stephanie is one of the most experienced divorce lawyers in Reading. Her knowledge and expertise in all aspects of divorce and separation means she can offer clear, practical and accurate advice on issues ranging from the division of property and assets to matters involving children. Stephanie is also a trained collaborative lawyer and member of Resolution, meaning she can offer clients a range of methods of resolving disputes arising from the breakdown of a relationship.
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E. J. Winter & Son
Exceptional service. Regular communication, contactable and friendly . Extremely efficient Highly recommend!Stephanie Whitcombe
Having dealt with EJ Winter for a number of years on both a professional and personal basis, I would have no hesitation in recommending their services to others. Paperwork is dealt with promptly, messages left are responded to quickly and communication is always forthcoming from either the 'front line' team or their assistants.Tracy Why
I would like to recommend EJ Winter and Son, they handled all aspects of my divorce, including finances, conveyancing and Will writing. Alex took charge and throughout the whole process (quite lengthy) she guided me through every stage, advised on the best way forward, took me through the pros and cons of every step. With very high professionalism throughout but with the personal touch. Thank you Alex and team!Ken Lowry
E. J. Winter & Son | Reading |
The resident family law specialist at this well-known firm, Julie-Ann has been practising for more than 25 years. Over that time she has advised clients in all areas of divorce and separation, from the division of matrimonial assets to issues regarding where children should live and who they should spend time with. As a trained collaborative lawyer and mediator, Julie-Ann is committed to resolving issues while maintaining family relationships and preserving the dignity of her clients during a stressful episode.
Field Seymour Parkes | Reading |
With 25 years helping clients going through divorce and separation, Sue is a recognised and respected expert. As Head of Family Law she leads an ‘excellent team’ (Legal 500) who excel in high net worth financial work including the division of international assets, separation agreements and protecting business assets in divorce cases. Legal 500 describes Sue as ‘hugely able and determined’ and, in addition to her financial expertise, Sue is also a go-to solicitor for complicated cases involving children, often conducting her own advocacy.
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Blandy & Blandy
Blandy & Blandy were recommended to me and I used them initially for my divorce. I found them very knowledgeable, efficient and sympathetic. Based on that experience I also used their Conveyancing, Will Writing and Power of Attorney services, and I have again found them to be excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending them.Teresa
I can highly recommend both Andrew Don and Alice Cummins [in Brenda Long's team] of the Family Department who helped me achieve a financial settlement on divorce. I would like to thank them for their strong, solid advice under very trying circumstances and also to the Barrister, Simon Webster, whom they instructed on my behalf. They really helped me to keep matters in perspective and I felt they really cared. A first class team!Ruby Taylor
A first class legal team. With a difficult albeit not too complicated problem surrounding the financial aspects of my Divorce, they facilitated a sensible, negotiated settlement - one which I could not have achieved without their advice and assistance.Jeffrey Cooper
Blandy & Blandy | Reading |
Leader of a team that have been a finalist in the Family Law Firm of the Year awards, Brenda is one of the most respected divorce solicitors in Reading. Recommended by Legal 500 for her experience in dealing with complex financial cases, often including companies, trusts and share options, she has been working in divorce and family law since 1990. Described by Chambers Guide to Leading UK Lawyers as ‘very experienced and knowledgeable’ and as someone who offers ‘very sound advice’, she also appears in the esteemed Citywealth Leaders List.
Charles Coleman & Co | Reading |
Partner at a firm with more than 60 years’ legal experience, Ann is a hugely accomplished divorce solicitor. With more than three decades’ experience in family law, she has dedicated her career to helping clients deal with all aspects arising from the breakdown of a relationship. She has built up a wealth of expertise over more than 30 years on all matters involving property, finances and children, and she typically acts for clients of mid to high net worth in all aspects of their divorce or separation.
Rowberry Morris | Reading |
Extremely highly regarded by clients, the local judiciary and other professionals, Jasbinder is a Legal 500 recommended divorce and family law expert. Dedicating to providing a superior level of client service, she deals exclusively in child care law, and has represented both parents and guardians in complex cases involving children for almost 30 years. Head of the Family Department at this well-known legal firm, Jasbinder has such a powerful reputation in her area of expertise that she is involved in cases all over the country.
Penningtons Manches Cooper | Reading |
Head of the Reading office of a firm that Legal 500 say offers ‘real quality to rival the top end of the London market’, Kerry is a respected and highly regarded divorce solicitor. She specialises in acting for high net worth individuals on a range of cases, specifically negotiating financial settlements arising from divorce, separation or dissolution. Described by Chambers Guide to Leading UK Lawyers as ‘very clear and concise in providing a detailed picture of proceedings’, Kerry is comfortable negotiating settlements but also recognises when litigation is required.
The Head Partnership | Henley on Thames |
Richard has worked exclusively as a divorce solicitor and family lawyer for over 20 years. With a wealth of experience under his belt, Richard regularly deals with financial matters relating to relationship breakdown as well cases that involve child-related issues such as contact arrangements through to more complex circumstances such as child abduction. Richard can of course also advise clients regarding their divorce, whether the case involves more straightforward separation or if the case is more complicated with an international dimension or the dividing of multiple assets. Richard is also member of Resolution, and a Resolution trained Collaborative Lawyer.
The Best Family Solicitors, Independently Listed
Each solicitor listed by Wiselaw is independently researched and considered against strict criteria. Examples of the criteria are shown below.
The quality and content of feedback that clients have given via trusted review services such as Google and TrustPilot.
Formal accreditations that are awarded to firms based on their expertise and/or their outstanding working practices.
Industry-recognised awards for superior business practices, legal expertise or customer care.
Evidence of high quality client care, including reviews received, publishing and sharing legal knowledge, and quality of enquiry replies.
The extent to which the solicitor has been involved in cases that have helped to shape and change wider family law.
Is the solicitor one of the best within their price band? A lower-priced or mid-priced solicitor will be included if they are the best compared to other solicitors in the same price band.
Does the solicitor have a proven track record, earned over years, of being an extremely shrewd legal practitioner? They aren’t in any way new or unproven.
The solicitor is well recognised for having a specialism in a particular area of family law, such as international divorce, abduction, or custody.
Is the solicitor part of an established firm and they have quickly gained a reputation for being expert in their field? A highly skilled rising star who doesn’t yet command the highest fees, so making them very good value.
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Does the solicitor’s surrounding team contain high calibre lawyers and secretaries who collectively can offer broader and deeper legal advice as circumstances require?
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