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Family & Divorce

Our dedicated team of family lawyers will work with you to achieve the best outcome for you and your family. We can advise on all aspects related to family law from pre-nuptial agreements through to divorce.

We have a particular specialism in dealing with high financial value divorces and have helped many clients with international assets and interests, or where there are complicated estates or business structures. Our family law team also specialise in providing expert advice where children are involved.

We recognise that a relationship breakdown is an emotional and difficult time when a sympathetic yet practical approach is required to help you move forward. We work closely with you to understand your priorities and concerns before helping you to explore the options open to you. We aim to give you the best possible advice for your circumstances and to act in the most pragmatic and efficient way possible to minimise the impact of this stressful period.

All our solicitors are members of Resolution, the national family law group committed to resolving disputes without unnecessary acrimony. Where possible we try to help our clients to resolve their disputes by agreement. We can also offer advice through the Collaborative Law process or by way of mediation as an alternative to the traditional court process as a way of working out a settlement. We can also help resolve matrimonial disputes through the use of Arbitration.

We also advise on the law relating to:

Fact Sheets

Child maintenance - the facts

This fact sheet covers frequently asked questions about child maintenance. Read more

Child arrangement orders and parental responsibility

This fact sheet covers common questions about parental responsibility and child arrangement orders. Read more

What is a pre-nuptial agreement?

A pre-nuptial agreement is an agreement between two people, who are planning to enter into a marriage or civil partnership, which sets out their intentions with regard to assets, should the marriage or civil partnership come to an end. Read more


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News & Events

Brachers named ‘Law Firm of the Year’ in national legal awards

Award win shows Brachers is celebrated nationally for its commitment locally. Read more


Brachers shortlisted for national legal award because of dedication to Kent market

Brachers has been shortlisted for the coveted Law Firm of the Year prize at this year’s national Halsbury’s Legal Awards. Award nomination shows Brachers is celebrated nationally for its commitment locally. Read more


Maidstone-based Watson Nevill solicitors joins Brachers

Brachers announces it has acquired Maidstone-based solicitors Watson Nevill, introducing new members across the commercial property and family teams. Read more


Five senior appointments at Brachers

Brachers has expanded its Private Client, Commercial Property and Commercial teams with five senior appointments. Read more


Brachers increases revenues and pre-tax profits in ‘extremely tough’ economic conditions

First featured in Insider Magazine and Kent Business, February 2015. Brachers watched revenues and pre-tax profits grow last year following an expansion into a new office and some high profile deals. Read more


Ward Security promotes night time safety with initiative with Brachers

Kent security provider, Ward Security launched a personal safety initiative with Brachers on Wednesday 29 October, to remind employees of the importance of maintaining personal safety as they travel to and from work during darker nights. Read more

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Meet the Team

Joanne Coleman | Paralegal

T: 01622 655282 | Email Joanne

Rhia Davis | Solicitor

T: 01622 655292 | Email Rhia

Mark Leeson | Partner

T: 01622 655283 | Email Mark

Carys Mason | Solicitor

T: 01622 655284 | Email Carys

Gemma McCulloch | Paralegal

T: 01622 655282 | Email Gemma

Mei-Ling McNab | Partner

T: 01622 680429 | Email Mei-Ling

Yvonne Nevill | Consultant

T: 01622 776511 | Email Yvonne

Sophie Read | Associate

T: 01622 655285 | Email Sophie

Stephen Smith | Partner

T: 01622 655289 | Email Stephen

Victoria Toy | Associate

T: 01622 655286 | Email Victoria


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Recent Experience, Expertise & Articles

Birch v. Birch

The recent Supreme Court decision in Birch v. Birch confirms that there is jurisdiction to hear an application to vary an undertaking or “promise” in financial divorce proceedings following a wife’s application to be released from an undertaking to sell a former marital home. Read more


Marry me, my farm and my pre-nup?

With the height of wedding season nearly upon us, family solicitors find themselves increasingly busy advising and negotiating their client’s pre-nuptial agreement in advance of the big day. Read more


Court of Appeal reduces husband’s divorce pay out in short marriage

The Court of Appeal has recently ruled that a husband was not entitled to an equal division of the matrimonial assets upon the breakdown of their two year childless marriage. Read more


The importance of a will

If you have been diagnosed with dementia, it's important to ensure you have a will and that is up to date. Read more


Plan early for the future

This week is Dementia Awareness Week, a national campaign supported by the Alzheimer's Society. Read more


UK’s biggest ever divorce settlement

The recent decision on UK’s biggest divorce case, ordering a city banker to pay over £453 million to his estranged wife, has resulted in hushed mumblings amongst family lawyers and wealthy clients alike. Read more

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Key Contact

Stephen Smith


T: 01622 655289

Email Stephen

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Wills, Trusts and Probate Disputes


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To speak to a member of the family team call us on

01622 655295