Our Family Law Department have been providing expert advice and representation to individuals and families seeking legal assistance in Eastbourne and the surrounding area for almost 30 years. The new dedicated office space at 21 Lushington Road, with improved facilities for confidential meetings with clients, is just a few minutes’ walk away from our firm’s head office in Hyde Gardens.
The eleven members of the family department have moved to the new premises allowing the room to build and expand upon the already established team of lawyers and support staff. The opening of the Lushington Road office has also enabled the firm to expand its other departments in Hyde Gardens.
The lawyers in our family team offer a sympathetic ear and constructive advice and guidance. We are members of Resolution (formerly known as the Solicitors Family Law Association), which is an association of over 5000 family lawyers committed to promoting a non-confrontational approach to family matters. Whilst we will be firm in protecting our clients’ interests, when required the Resolution code of practice does assist in resolving matters in a constructive and cost effective way.
What we do
Divorce Proceedings, financial settlements and cohabitee disputes.
Our team has decades of experience in handling divorce proceedings, financial settlements and cohabitee disputes and will always look to handle the process efficiently and with as little stress to you as possible.
Pre or Post-nuptial Agreements
A growing number of couples are now making agreements. As with any legal document these should always be prepared by experts. These agreements can give you extra peace of mind if you have concerns over your partner’s debt, you’ve built up a business and don’t want to have to sell it if you do divorce, you want to ensure that children from any previous relationship will not lose any inheritance rights or you have or are likely to inherit a family home that you would want to keep in the family.
Together with her expert team, head of our Family Law Department Wendy Still has many years of experience helping parents with the issues arising from Care Proceedings, Adoption and Special Guardianship. Working with the Courts and Social Services to deliver the best possible outcome for the children involved.
Wendy Still is a Partner, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and the Head of our Family Law Department. Wendy specialises in Private Children Law and Public Children Law and is an accredited Family Law specialist with Resolution as well as a Resolution trained mediator.
John Stebbing is a Consultant Solicitor. John is a former Chairman of Resolution (East Sussex), former President of the Eastbourne Law Society as well as a former member of the Brighton Family Court Adoption and Protocol Committee. John is also a trained mediator.
Mary Vogiatzis is a Solicitor, specialising in Private Child Law, Public Child Law and Non Molestation proceedings. Mary is Children Law accredited by the Law Society to represent children directly or through CAFCASS Guardians. Mary
undertakes much of her own advocacy and is also a member of the Family Sussex Justice Board and the Hastings Law Society.
Kate Lacey is a Solicitor specialising in Divorce, Finances on divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, civil partnership dissolution, private child law, private adoption and special guardianship orders.
Ben Bradshaw is a Solicitor and can deal with a wide range of family law matters including private children disputes, divorce and financial settlements.
We are a LawNet firm and recognised by many quality standard marks including the Family Law and Children Law Accreditations together with Trading Standards Buy with Confidence and ISO9001.
We are also regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Firms with the LawNet Mark of Excellence are committed to providing their clients with the highest standards of care and advice.