Our Family Law Department has a proven track record in successfully advising and representing clients in a wide range of sensitive family law issues such as divorce, issues involving children, cohabitation disputes and pre nuptial agreements.
All our people are members of Resolution www.resolution.org.uk and we also have members of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel.
In line with the ethos of Resolution, whenever possible we will approach family disputes on an amicable, constructive and conciliatory basis, ensuring that your interests and those of your family come first. However, if this approach is not appropriate or proves unsuccessful we will take forceful action to ensure that your interests are properly protected.
As a full service firm we have the benefit of being able to draw on the considerable skills and expertise of our colleagues in other Teams on complex issues arising out of family breakdown such as offshore trusts, property and company law. This ensures that we can provide you with full and comprehensive advice.
Whatever your issue, you can rely on us to deal with your case sympathetically, efficiently and always in confidence.
Healys Solicitors is unique in having offices in both central London and Brighton and in regularly representing clients in both the High Court and in local Courts across the south east of England and beyond. We have Family Law Department clients in the UK and overseas.
17th October 2017
No, is the short answer. It is a long standing myth that cohabiting couples have the same rights financially as married couples, this is not the case. Although in very few circumstances, as a cohabitee, you may have some rights financially, this is not guaranteed. Continue reading »
13th October 2017
As family solicitors, a large percentage of our work relates to disputes following breakdowns of relationships in respect of time children spend with the other parent. Continue reading »
21st June 2017
The case of Julie Sharp and her ex-husband Robin Sharp was widely reported in the news on 14 June 2017. This case related to a short marriage of six years in duration, with the parties having no children together. Continue reading »
19th August 2015
Perhaps one impact of the Jackson reforms and reduced financial aid for access to family lawyers has been an increase in the numbers of those looking to utilise mediation services.
For example, the National Family Mediation reports that there has been a 100 percent increase in calls to its helpline over the past twelve months, with the average number of monthly calls rising from 1,600 to 3,400.
“The cuts to legal aid mean the routes separating couples are taking as they try to reach settlements are becoming more convoluted,” commented Jane Robey, CEO of National Family Mediation.
11th August 2015
In international divorce news, a legal challenge has been brought forward by the Australian Labor party following an increase in court fees which was enacted on 12 July and saw those applying for divorce on 13 July having to pay 42% more than if they had made their application the day before.
However, the senate in Australia had originally disallowed a similar regulation before breaking for its winter recess and Labor, along with the Green party, say that the increase is invalid as Australian legislation holds that a government is not able to re-introduce a regulation within six months once any similar law has been barred.
21st March 2018
Healys are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted to win “Mortgage Conveyancer of the Year” at The Mortgage Awards. Continue reading »
23rd February 2018
Members of Healys Lauren Fitzgerald and Jack Wingrove, taking part in the Brighton2Brussels Charity Cycle Ride in aid of the Mayor’s Charities will attempt a new record by cycling the first mile of their journey in the sky. Continue reading »
12th February 2018
In what could be the largest ever equal pay challenge in UK history, legal proceedings have begun against retail giant Tesco. Up to 200,000 shop floor staff could be affected by the claim, which has the potential to cost Tesco up to £20,000 per worker in back pay over at least 6 years. If successful, the final compensation bill could be as much as £4bn. Continue reading »
25th January 2018
David Bailey, Partner in the Dispute Resolution team, discusses the question in the Times Newspaper.
Mediation is generally a cost-effective alternative way to secure dispute resolution. These days, typically in commercial cases, parties arrive legally tooled up with a full set of solicitors, barristers and experts, much as they would for a trial, and act accordingly. Continue reading »
23rd January 2018