Civil Partnership Dissolution


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.

As with any relationship breakdown, ending a civil partnership is a complex, often traumatic, mix of personal, practical and financial considerations. Our aim is to make this difficult process as swift and pain-free as possible for you, so you can sort things out and start getting your lives back on track.

The biggest areas of contention are likely to be around your finances. We have particular expertise in dealing with cases involving substantial assets, including those with complex pension, business, tax and trust issues. We are also experienced in dealing with offshore assets and cases with an international dimension. We always look to help couples resolve matters themselves wherever possible, but can advise on initiating court proceedings should this become necessary.

To talk to a member of our Family Law team informally and in confidence, please contact us.

Very professional and highly qualified – Tim really knows his stuff

Fantastic service I would not hesitate to recommend

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.

…thank you for all your efforts (Tim) in bringing my divorce to a close. I am particularly thankful for all your very calming words of support when things were at their worst. You did an excellent job all round. Thank you.

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

Nisha was wonderful. Thank you!

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%

“..I felt your guidance and advice significantly reduced this (stress) and to have you (Nisha) by my side was invaluable to me. You are such a professional and I thank you from the bottom of my heart..Your kindness and skills have been so appreciated..”

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%.

Our People

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