• Getting a divorce
  • Sorting out the finances in Divorce or other financial matters
  • Children – rights and responsibilities
  • Domestic violence and injunctions
  • Adoption
  • Co-habitation disputes
  • Pre-Nuptial and Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Resolving disputes over the arrangements for children including who they will live with and contact with the other parent
  • Public Law Court proceedings concerning children- disputes with the Children and Young Person Directorate and children in care
  • The Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 Disputes


Whatever your individual circumstances, we provide a service which is both sympathetic and efficient. We have a wealth of experience and will give you appropriate advice tailored to your specific needs explaining the legal process to you in understandable terms.


It is a mistake to think that the Decree Absolute in divorce proceedings is necessarily the final act. To protect your position you should ask us for advice on financial matters and, hopefully, with guidance reach a full and final settlement.


In most cases, whether concerning money or children, agreement can be achieved by negotiation. We emphasise the importance of this rather than conflict and confrontation.


Costs and funding arrangements will be discussed with you at the outset.


We hold a Legal Services Commission contract to carry out publicly funded family law work for clients on low incomes.


The department is headed by Lynda Young who is a Member of The Law Society’s Family Law Panel.


If you would like to know more please contact:


Lynda Young at our Dursley office on 01453 547221 or l.young@phoenixlegalgroup.co.uk

Rachel Kirkbride at our Stroud office on 01453 763433 or r.kirkbride@phoenixlegalgroup.co.uk

Stephen Pikett at our Stroud office on 01453 763433 or s.pikett@phoenixlegalgroup.co.uk