The family team at Blythe Liggins care about their clients and seek to act in their very best interests using straightforward language and giving practical cost effective guidance.
The breakdown of a marriage or relationship can be difficult and emotional. That is why, if you are going through a divorce or other family issues, you need a legal advisor you can trust.
With over three decades of experience, our family law team at Blythe Liggins knows how to handle sensitive situations with sympathy and thoughtfulness.
The breakdown of a relationship or divorce often means that critical life changing decisions have to be made in connection with your children, family finances and sometimes business interests. Our legal team at Blythe Liggins can help you make these difficult decisions to protect you and your family for the future.
We try to agree matters out of Court and have a proven track record of reaching agreeable and convivial settlements that look after your interests and those of your family. In the minority of cases that need to go to Court, we are able to deploy our in-depth knowledge of legal procedure and precedent to best promote your case and to achieve the appropriate result.
We can assist you with a range of family law issues, including:
Property and finance issues
Issues involving children
Issues relating to non marital relationship breakdown — cohabitation rights
Injunctions for personal protection and injunctions to protect finance
Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements
Enforcement of divorce settlements
High net worth and complex asset cases involving private limited companies, business partnerships
To help you during the first stages of your case, we have a range of helpful guides available to download.
Sophia has specialised in family law since 2007. She heads our family law Department, having previously headed a childcare Department and throughout her practice has always focused on providing excellent client care.
Sophia has an understanding and personable demeanour and is able to understand the needs of clients during this difficult period of their lives. She is also able to take a robust view and is realistic about what can be achieved in terms of reaching a settlement.
Sophia understands the financial challenges that need to be overcome to reach a financial settlement that is fair and reasonable, meets the needs of the parties and in accordance with the law puts the children first. She is able to advise clients in connection with the options that are available to them and assist them in making important decisions regarding the settlement of finance and property cases. Sophia also has the tenacity to take matters through the court process where cases do not settle.
Sophia has experience of dealing with finance and property matters and understands the dynamics of business whether in the guise of a private limited company, partnerships or professional entities.
Sophia is a member of Resolution, a member of the Association of lawyers for Children and an accredited member of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel.
Sophia is able to provide clients with expert legal advice in respect of any family matters including:
Children act issues including guardianship issues and acting for grandparents.
Injunctive proceedings including freezing orders.
Away from the office, Sophia is the Legal Advisor and Chair of a local Fostering Agency dealing with applications of prospective foster carers. Sophia is also a school Governor of a primary school and provides language tuition in her spare time.
Outside of work, Sophia loves to spoil her two little boys and keeps them busy and entertained. She loves to read, listen to music, run (when time allows) and long country walks. She also enjoys a full social life including music shows, cinema, dancing, dining and wining especially when her best friend, Champagne, is available.
Louise has specialised in family law since 2014 having trained at a tier one national firm in Birmingham.
Louise assists clients through the often very difficult experience of relationship breakdown. Her work includes advising clients in relation to divorce, both complex and straightforward financial arrangements as well as cohabitation issues. Louise also advises in respect of wealth protection and preparing pre and post-marital agreements. Louise has also been instructed in respect of enforcement proceedings and applications to set aside financial agreements on the basis of non-disclosure.
Louise regularly advises professionals and business owners and appreciates the need to tailor settlements according to the assets involved and providing a commercial and common-sense approach to resolving matters.
Louise has a particular interest in advising clients in respect of children issues. Louise has experience of advising on international relocation cases as well as internal relocation cases within the UK jurisdiction. Louise regularly advises on arrangements for children in terms of the time they spend with each parent and has considerable experience advising clients in respect of children matters which involve issues of domestic and/or substance abuse as well as complex parental alienation cases.
Louise fully understands that relationship breakdown can be one of the most challenging experiences that a client has to face. Louise listens to clients in order to help them achieve their aims. This may involve different methods of dispute resolution, such as mediation, collaborative law, Arbitration or ultimately court proceedings.
Litigation is sometimes unavoidable. When it becomes necessary it is important that any proceedings are dealt with professionally and efficiently. Louise assists not only with the legal issues that arise but also the practical issues, to ensure the process is as easy and straightforward as possible.
Louise has been referenced in the Legal 500 2021 as:
“…Louise is an excellent solicitor. She is robust but also fair – a real star‘.
Blythe Liggins is the trading name of Blythe Liggins LLP which is a Limited Liability Partnership – Registered in England & Wales No. 0C322355. Registered Office: Edmund House, Rugby Road, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 6EL England. Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 627247. A reference to a partner of Blythe Liggins means a member or an employee, with partner status, of Blythe Liggins LLP. A list of partners is available for inspection at the Registered Office.
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