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:
  • Divorce
  • 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.

If you need a family lawyer to support you, get in touch with our specialists to book an initial consultation.

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Meet the Family Law Team

Sophia Mellor

Sophia Mellor

Position: Partner

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:

  • Divorce
  • Financial matters
  • Children act issues including guardianship issues and acting for grandparents.
  • Civil partnerships
  • Pre-nuptial agreements
  • Separation agreements
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • 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.

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