our approach

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We are specialist family law solicitors and are passionate about helping our clients to achieve the best outcome for them and their family. We are proud to offer a range of processes in order to assist clients reach an outcome that works for them.

We will give you sensible, clear and realistic advice.

We understand that children are adversely affected by conflict within their family, but can be resilient when they are sheltered from such conflict. We will help you find ways to minimize and resolve conflict for the benefit of your children.

If we advise you that litigation is the best course of action, we are well-known for being firm but fair – and we are always supportive of you during what can be a daunting experience. We have the expertise to act quickly should it become necessary to do so in order to protect your position.

We understand that family matters are not just legal and will guide you to other forms of support where necessary.

We are discreet and professional.

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meet the people

Lucy Sparks

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Director

Lucy deals with a varied caseload across the spectrum of family breakdown, although she specialises in dealing with the financial issues arising from divorce.  Lucy deals with her cases in a constructive manner and is known for her pragmatic approach to complex issues and her sensitivity to her clients. 

Lucy is a trained collaborative lawyer and mediator and is able to resolve problems effectively using these processes, allowing clients to retain control of their lives.  Whilst encouraging clients to find the middle ground with their ex-spouse, Lucy is also prepared to act swiftly and firmly where her clients’ best interests are at risk.

Lucy is keen to resolve matters in a non-confrontational manner wherever possible and is an enthusiastic member of Resolution.

Jennifer Granby

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Director

Jennifer is a member of the Law Society's Family Law Accreditation Scheme and has been with the firm since 2006, becoming a Partner in 2010. She has expertise in a range of family law matters. She has represented a varied and diverse clientele and ensures that each of her clients receive the same high level of care and attention.

Jennifer is approachable and level headed. She is able to assess a problem calmly and efficiently and give clear advice. 

Jennifer is a trained collaborative lawyer and a committed member of Resolution who will strive to deal with each case in a non-confrontational manner. However, she is not afraid of being firm where necessary and is able to deal effectively with highly litigious cases. 

Jennifer read law at Bristol University, has a Masters degree in Child Law from Keele University and obtained a Distinction for her Legal Practice Course.

Judith Goodman

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Consultant

Judith has been a specialist family lawyer for over twenty five years. She is a Deputy District Judge and a trained Resolution family mediator and collaborative lawyer.

Judith’s clients have included many top lawyers, businessmen, stage and screen actors, novelists and writers, and high-ranking civil servants.

She is a past Vice Chair of the Legal Aid Practitioners’ Group, and has sat on various legal committees over the years. She is a past Chair of Vocaleyes, a registered charity that provides specialist descriptions to allow blind and partially sighted people access to the Arts including theatres, museums, and art galleries. She has appeared on TV and radio and regularly writes magazine columns.