Family Law Solicitors

Why should you trust Watsons Solicitors for your family law matters? Our strict quality control has been recognised with a Lexcel accreditation.

Our partners also hold Family Law and Children Panel Law Society accreditation, so you can rest assured that your case is in safe hands.

Family solicitors you can trust

Where families are concerned, emotions often run high. That’s why our dedicated team of family law solicitors are specially trained to handle your case as sensitively as possible, while still resolving your problems efficiently. In family law cases, going to court is usually a last resort. Here at Watsons Solicitors, we promote mediation wherever possible to save you the financial and emotional costs of going to court.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Divorce finance
  • Civil partnership disputes
  • Cohabitation and property disputes
  • Domestic violence and injunctions
  • Child residence or contact disputes
  • Care proceedings
  • Adoption
  • Removal from the jurisdiction

Child Contact

In most cases, the most important issue of a family breakdown is child contact. Here at Watsons, we will work tirelessly to protect your interests, as well as those of your children. This may include a child residence order or child support.

Fixed Fee Family Law Solicitors in Warrington and Cheshire

Obtaining reliable divorce advice can be costly. Here at Watsons Solicitors, we recognise this. That’s why we have developed a Fixed Fee Divorce, which includes:

  • An initial divorce consultation
  • A letter to the other side
  • A letter of divorce advice to you
  • A referral to divorce mediation

Any other children or financial matters are not included in the fixed fee divorce. However, any additional costs will be agreed at the outset. In some limited circumstances, legal aid is available. Please ask for more details.

The breakdown of a family can be a distressing and financially unsettling time for those involved. Understandably, you’ll want to have access to reliable family and divorce advice when you need it.

That’s why our expert team of family law solicitors are on hand to answer any questions you may have, prior to discussing your next steps.

If you would like to speak to one of our dedicated family lawyers, contact us today.


What our clients say...

“I couldn’t recommend highly enough, Anne took on a seemingly insurmountable case and we worked as a team to achieve a great outcome for my son and myself."
“Anne was fantastic! She was professional, approachable and informative, both in person or over the phone. Anne made a very difficult and complicated situation easier."
“Treated with respect by all. Kind helpful staff on Reception. Easy to get answers to any concerns. Very positive experience. Very efficient."
“Used Watsons on 4 occasions now, very satisfied with service."
“Professional service which treated you like you mattered to them."
“Great service from Watsons and especially Lauren Soutar. Lauren was always just a phone call away whenever I needed her and after a long period of time without seeing my children she got me and them reunited and we haven’t looked back since, all down to Lauren and her hard work in my child access case. Thank you."
“If you want great legal advice, caring nature to assess your problems and get you through difficult parts, choose Danny Hudson and Vicky, who are absolutely brilliant and will look after you."
“I would only use this service or recommend to others. This is due to the professionalism, attitude, respect, and transparency I was shown. I was treated very well, kept updated, and supported throughout a stressful process. Catrin made a difficult situation easier to deal with. Thank you.”

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Meet the Team

Our Family Law Solicitors

Catrin Parry Solicitor

Catrin Parry

Partner and Head of the Family Department

Catrin obtained an BSc. Econ. Honours Degree from Cardiff University and qualified as a Solicitor in 1990. She joined Watsons in 2007 and became a Partner in 2008.
Catrin specialises in Local Authority Children Care Work acting for Guardians, parents, grandparents and children. She also handles all other aspects of Family Law, including Matrimonial property disputes. She is a Member of the Law Society Children’s Panel and Resolution.
Danny Hudson

Danny Hudson

Partner and member of the Family Department

Danny has obtained an LLB Honours Degree from Nottingham Trent University. He trained at Watsons and qualified as a Solicitor in 2004. He was made a Partner in 2008.

Danny specialises in all types of Family law work, including Divorce, Matrimonial Property and Maintenance and all aspects relating to Children’s Welfare and Domestic Violence. He is a Member of the Law Society Family Law Panel and shares the role of Marketing Partner with Steve Martin.

Gill Lacie

Gill Lacey

Solicitor and member of the Family Department

Gill joined Watsons in 2018 having practised as a family law solicitor for over 25 years.

She joins our family team with a wealth of knowledge in all areas dealing with matrimonial finance, child arrangements, injunctions and care proceedings. Gill’s experience allows her to represent clients in both the Magistrates’ and County Courts. She is a member of the Law Society Family Law panel, a Resolution accredited specialist, and qualified Collaborative lawyer. A recognised expert in her field Gill considers that she tries to find a pragmatic and constructive approach to find a resolution suitable for the client’s needs.

Lauren Soutar Solicitor

Lauren Soutar

Solicitor and member of the Family Department

Lauren obtained her LLB Honours degree in Law & Business at the University of Liverpool, qualifying as a solicitor in 2017. Since qualification Lauren has developed a growing specialism in family law.

Lauren joins our family team specialising in care proceedings, private law proceedings and domestic abuse. Representing parents, grandparents and wide family members. Lauren aims to provide pragmatic, professional and sensitive advice and has vast experience in dealing with complex cases. She has experience in dealing with vulnerable clients and those facing serious allegations of abuse.

Lauren is a member of resolution and hopes to acquire the Law Society’s Children Law accreditation in due course.

Anne Williams Solicitor

Anne Williams

Solicitor and member of the Family Department

Anne obtained an LLB Honours Degree from Newcastle University and completed the Legal Practice Course at Chester College of Law. Qualifying in 1997 she has achieved accreditation to the Law Society Family Law (Advanced) Panel and is a member of Resolution.

Anne has a wealth of experience in a wide range of family law work but specialises in divorce and matrimonial finance cases, in private law children proceedings and in public law care cases. She undertakes work of a complex and sensitive nature and is an experienced advocate.

Anne delivers a friendly, ‘no-nonsense’ and professional service, providing practical, solution-focused advice and robust representation.

How to get in touch with us

Watsons Solicitors

Watsons Solicitors is a trading name of Watsons Solicitors Warrington LLP a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales registered number OC386012 whose registered office is 13 Bold Street, Warrington, WA1 1DJ.

Watsons Solicitors Warrington LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority number 598547.

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