When a marriage or relationship breaks down and there are children involved, a number of key issues may arise. Often, this will include where the children are to live and what arrangements are to be made for contact with each parent.

Within our dedicated family team, we have a number of accredited child specialists. This means we are well placed to readily and accurately advise you on a wide variety of issues relating to children.


The Horsey Lightly family team in London and Newbury provides helpful advice on the process of adoption and alternatives to adoption, including special guardianship or change of name.

Currently, we do not hold a legal aid franchise and the adoption work we do is limited to step-parent adoption. In some cases, there is an international element to this work.