Simpson Millar LLP's Family Law Team in Manchester
Our specialist family law team are proud to be offering legal advice from our well established family department based in Manchester.
Helping Families in Manchester
Our Manchester Family department is based in our city centre office, and is led by Kate Donohue Jones, our solicitor specialising in family law
including matrimonial and children law.
The 2013 figures from the Office for National Statistics
show that in England and Wales, 42% of marriages are ending in divorce. In the North West in particular, 514,154 people are now not living as a couple following a separation, divorce or civil partnership dissolution, compared to just 220,281 in Wales.
As well as this, Department for Education
figures found that Manchester city has one of the highest
rates of children being under the care or supervision of the local authority (LA). Statistics as of 31st March 2014 found that over 120 children per 10,000 were looked after by the LA
as opposed to Leeds and Birmingham which have between 61 and 90 looked after per 10,000 children.
Kate, along with many of our other family solicitors, is a member of Resolution
, a national organisation that aims to promote the resolution of disputes in a constructive and non-confrontational way. This means our family team are experts in supporting families with complicated and highly emotive issues including divorce, issues with child contact and LA intervention.
Supporting Non-Profit Legal Advice
We at Simpson Millar LLP are also very pleased to be supporting the development of the new Greater Manchester Law Centre
. Law Centres are independent, non-profit organisations that work within communities to offer support in social welfare law. We know how important these centres are in supporting families, educating them on their rights and providing representation for people who could otherwise not afford it.
Get in Touch
Family law issues are often complex, which is why we would always recommend seeking legal advice if you're having problems. We offer flexible hours and the service you'll receive is not only highly professional, it's cost effective, as we provide a wide range of fixed fee services