Clive Barker

Head of Department

Clive Barker

Direct Dial: 01252 550433

Jon Beck

Direct Dial: 01252 550441

Family Law

Getting you your life back...


If you are reading this page, you probably have concerns about the breakdown of your relationship, your family finances, or contact arrangements for your children. Perhaps, even, all of the above.

You want to know what services we offer and how good we are.

Each member of our Team is a specialist Family Lawyer and each also has a particular area of expertise and interest within the umbrella of Family Law, including;

  • Contact and living arrangements
  • Financial support and Child Maintenance Service
  • International child disputes and relocation of children abroad.

Every case is different. Some clients need us to fight forensically on the financial front, some cases need great sensitivity and emotional intelligence; a few simply require a light touch to assist an amicable divorce.

We do not do Legal Aid, and we may not be the cheapest (but we are far from the most expensive).

All clients need to budget for their legal expenses and need to know how much they have spent at any one time.

We offer a free initial consultation so that you can discuss your situation and get a feel for the service we offer.

We will provide you with a clear and detailed plan of next steps, the likely costs involved and payment options, and we will set a billing procedure with you to suit your needs.

We promise that we will

  1. Listen to you
  2. Communicate with you
  3. Advise you and, above all
  4. Fight for you

It may be hard now – but we will see you through to the light at the end of the tunnel.

Contact us by phone or email whenever you are ready.

Family law specialisms

Divorce

Finance

Non-married couples

Children

Domestic abuse

Pre-nuptial agreements

Family mediation

Katie, Clive and Sandra Roos - Very excellent and such lovely people who helped me out a lot and the staff are great.

Case Ref. WIL3113

I have to say that having Jon Beck as my sane voice of reason in what otherwise appears as a madhatter's tea party is so very consoling.

Case Ref. B4049/1

Excellent Service, knowledgeable and very good at keeping me updated.

Case Ref. FAM2553

Katie Wouldham was excellent throughout the process.

Case Ref. FAM2169

Clive and Amanda were very professional, clear and concise corresponding. They both made a difficult situation bearable with great communication. Very content with the service I received, honest, truthful and to the point. If it wasn't for Clive's advice I would have been far worse off. A credit to your company.

Case Ref. FAM1972

Clive Barker was professional, personable, efficient and very informative during the whole process. He was patient and empathetic with me and went out of his way to be helpful and assist me on the telephone and in person whenever required. I would highly recommend them. Amanda, his assistant was always extremely helpful and efficient during my case.

Case Ref. FAM2056

Katie was extremely helpful and dealt very effectively with a difficult matter.

Case Ref. FAM/KW

Our family law team

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Clive Barker

Solicitor Consultant

Head of Family Law

Clive Barker

Direct Dial:01252 550433

Email Clive Barker

Clive is a Consultant; he qualified as a Solicitor in 1968 and has always specialised in family law.

He is the Head of our Family Law Department and has a particular interest in difficult or complex financial disputes, and property disputes between unmarried couples.

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Jon Beck

Solicitor/Barrister (New Zealand, non-practising)

Family Department

Jon Beck

Direct Dial:01252 550441

Email Jon Beck

Jon qualified and practised as a Barrister and Solicitor in his native New Zealand, before moving to the UK in 2010, where he has specialised in family law.

Jon has a particular interest in divorces, the separation of unmarried couples involving difficult property disputes and cases with an international flavour. He has earned particular respect for his success handling cases in which a parent seeks to remove a child from the jurisdiction.

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Katie Wouldham

Solicitor

Family Department

Katie Wouldham

Direct Dial:01252 550432

Email Katie Wouldham

Katie is a member of the family law team and has profound expertise in the area of children law and domestic violence. 

Following a Master’s Degree in modern history from St Andrew’s University, she completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice at the University of Law in Guildford, qualifying in 2011. Since qualification she has specialised in her chosen areas of children and domestic violence, although she deals with all aspects of family law from divorce, co-habitation, financial remedies and child arrangement disputes.

Katie is an Accredited Specialist with Resolution in both private children law and domestic abuse.   Out of hours, she volunteers with a domestic outreach group in Surrey, providing monthly advice clinics on domestic abuse and protective measures and also regularly attends pro bono advice clinics in the local area.