Separation, Divorce and Bereavement are widely recognised as being the most stressful and traumatic situations that any person can face during their life. Every aspect of an individual's life and personality - be they emotional, practical and psychological can come under intense pressure and scrutiny. The consequences can cause enormous upheaval and dramatic and fundamental changes to our lives. At such a time, there is an enormous need for specialist and sensitive personal advice and professional help to guide an individual through the hazards and pitfalls which they may face.
Simon Bennett gained First Class honours in the Solicitors professional examination and placed fourth in the country. He has since practised solely in the Family Law field and has over 40 years experience both in London and in the Home Counties. Whilst practising at the London firm, Mishcon de Reya, Simon recognised an urgent need for a niche practice dealing exclusively with Family Law. He was concerned to ensure that the professional dealing with the case did so exclusively and was accessible to the client. This concept has been highly valued and now draws clients not only from the Thames Valley and Home Counties, but also other parts of the United Kingdom and overseas. The location of our head offices, so close to Central London, Heathrow, Gatwick and the major cities of Oxford, Reading, Slough, High Wycombe and Swindon, make us ideally situated to conduct cases quickly and efficiently.
The firm currently has a team of practising solicitors who have specialised in family law for many years, and have either worked extensively in the local area, or have practised law in London. They provide expert advice in separation, divorce proceedings, childcare cases, abductions, care and negligence, property disputes, co-habitation and pre-nuptual agreements in addition to helping with Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection matters. We have established a network of the best barristers specialising in these areas of law, both in London, major U.K. cities and abroad, and when needed, enlist the help of law agents and representatives at the forefront of their profession.
Clients who contact us can expect the utmost discretion and confidentiality concerning their affairs. Our team of specially trained and selected support staff provide the highest level of care to our clients, many of whom are worried and anxious. The firm understands that for all clients, consulting a solicitor is a major step. We are concerned therefore to ensure that every individual is dealt with sympathetically and sensitively. We are extremely proud of the level of personal service which we provide.
Family law is a fast moving area of expertise and we ensure therefore that we are involved in new developments and updating of legal concepts and principles in our practice. We lead seminars in family law topics, and contribute articles to national and legal periodicals concerning many varied aspects of family law and maintain active links with family law associations and groups.