What do family solicitors do?

8th March 2015 by


Family law broadly falls into three sectors:

Matrimonial matters including pre-nuptial agreements, civil-partnerships, divorce and dissolution proceedings and subsequent financial claims (also known as ancillary relief).

Children issues including contact, residence and specific issue orders, abduction, adoption and surrogacy

Domestic abuse providing a legal framework to protect victims of physical and psychological abuse inflicted by a current or former partner.

Whether you live in Hove, Horsham or Hastings, Healys team of family solicitors in Brighton provides expert family law advice and representation for clients living in London and the South East. For more information on our family law services please click here.

As experienced lawyers, we understand the difficulties inherent in many family law issues and pride ourselves in offering sympathetic, efficient and client-focused legal services for our clients.

Legislation in family law

There are a number of statutes (laws) which govern the courts’ decision making process in England and Wales, the tenets of which will be applied to a case when it reaches a court hearing.

‘Case law’ is the body of legal decisions made by higher courts to establish a principle of law. It can be derived from the interpretation of statutes and is sometimes referred to as “precedent”.

Plus, family solicitors must abide by a number of statutory instruments which contain the rules and regulations for court procedure, such as the Family Proceedings Rules which sets out time limitations for presenting documents to court etc.

Solicitors’ code of conduct

All family solicitors (indeed all solicitors) must adhere to the Solicitors Regulation Authority Code of Conduct, which can be accessed here.

The Code provides regulations which will, when adhered to, provide benefit for and protect clients and the public. It provides ten ‘mandatory principles’ for solicitors which “define the fundamental ethical and professional standards” expected of law firms and individuals who provide legal services.

Brighton family solicitors you can trust and rely upon

Whatever your issue, Healys family solicitors in Brighton can be on your side to uphold your best interests and maintain your rights under the appropriate jurisdictional law.

We are committed, dedicated and have a proven track record in successfully representing clients in matters arising from family disputes.

To speak to a member of our team, please call either our Brighton or London offices today, or email your query to family@healys.com