Pinney Talfourd’s family law team are handpicked, specialist family lawyers. Ranked Tier 1 in 2021 by Legal 500 – an independent and definitive guide to the best law firms in the UK – it includes leading individuals, next generation partners and key lawyers and comprises members of Resolution – family lawyers and other professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes – as well as Resolution Accredited Specialists, Family Law Panel members and Collaborative Lawyers.
One of the largest family law specialists in Essex, our family lawyers routinely handle high value, complex work for clients in Essex, London and abroad. Our size ensures that each client receives the best possible advice and service, tailored to their individual needs. Each member of our firm has particular specialisms and areas of interest, so we ensure that we match our clients to lawyers who fit their exact requirements.
Our approach to family law is simple. We take the time to understand our clients’ needs and priorities so we can support them during what can be difficult periods, taking every measure available to us to look after their wellbeing. In short, we work to ensure that the priorities of our clients and their families become our priorities.
The clear, reassuring and practical advice offered by a Pinney Talfourd family lawyer who, in many cases, works alongside other professionals in the field to achieve the desired outcomes, will ease the strain on you as we employ our vast experience and knowledge of family law to provide ‘out of the box’ solutions to complex situations.
Our clients come to us from all walks of life, and we aim to fit in with their busy schedules. We are able to provide late night, out of hours and Saturday appointments as well as Microsoft Teams and Zoom calls where necessary and appropriate.
We are happy to meet you wherever, whenever, at a time and place most convenient to you to provide clear, practical, responsive, and effective legal advice. Call us, email, arrange for a consultation through the ‘Get in touch’ form on our website or visit one of our many offices throughout Essex and London.
If you need a firm of family law solicitors who will be on your side to help you achieve an outcome that is not only beneficial to you, but to those you love, contact us today.
Surrogacy is an agreement in which a woman chooses to become pregnant and carry a baby for somebody else. There are different types of surrogacy: gestational surrogacy, and traditional surrogacy are examples of the different types.
A person who is waiting to become a parent via surrogacy is called an “intended parent.” Couples and individuals of any type may choose this path to parenthood, but most intended parents are:
People who have struggled with infertility
Anyone who is unable to safely carry a pregnancy to term
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Female same sex couples having children using fertility treatment historically came across legal hurdles to both parties being recognised as legal parents. Whoever gave birth to the child would be the child’s “legal mother”, but…
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