Family Law


We remain fully open to help with family law issues during the current global outbreak of the Coronavirus, COVID-19. All of our family law solicitors are working as normal using remote access technology and we can arrange appointments by telephone and video call, as an alternative to face to face meetings. We can also arrange appointments outside of normal working hours, as we understand the lockdown can make it even harder than usual to consult solicitors on sensitive family law matters

In line with current government advice, our offices in Petersfield and Midhurst remain open and operational although we are operating with a reduced staff level on the ground and only able to admit to our offices clients who have pre-booked an appointment. All of our lawyers have access to secure cloud based technologies for emails and telephone calls and video conferencing, which enable them to work remotely and conduct meetings accordingly.

You can continue to contact us, as normal, by phone, email and video conferencing and where essential pre-book a face to face meeting in the office. We remain fully committed to delivering a high level of client service, tailored to your individual needs.

Relationships end for many reasons. What really matters is where you go from here. Our specialist Family law team will work with you to bring things to a fair conclusion, whether you’ve been married, in a civil partnership, or living together.

We’ll cover everything from assets like homes and businesses, to provision for any children you may have had together, or from previous relationships.

We always favour collaborative law – bringing the two sides together to negotiate a settlement – over litigation. Through talking to your partner’s lawyers, we have a good chance of avoiding your case becoming contentious and in so doing, saving time, costs and heartache for all. All our family law advice is, of course, in complete confidence.

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To discuss any aspect of family law, please contact us and one of our Family Law specialists will be happy to help.

Nisha was wonderful. Thank you!

I remain totally indebted to Tim Melville-Walker and Alison Odle and the team for getting me through a difficult divorce…I would recommend them 100%.

Fantastic service I would not hesitate to recommend

Very professional and highly qualified – Tim really knows his stuff

Having Tim ‘on side’ during this traumatic episode made a real difference. He was a tremendous support but at the same time kept me focussed on the main objective, i.e. obtaining a sensible outcome. This, thankfully, we did achieve.

Excellent service throughout, very patient, good information at all times, easy to communicate with – friendly.

Tim Melville-Walker has been excellent and a credit to your firm

Our People

Emily Bower Solicitor
Emily Bull Associate Solicitor
Tim Melville-Walker Partner and Head of Family Law
Nisha Tayal Consultant Solicitor