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At Barnes Clark Family Law, we offer up-to-date expertise and a service you can trust and rely on. We are specialists in our field and have extensive experience of all aspects of family law and divorce.

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Divorce & Separation

We offer up-to-date legal expertise and a Divorce & Separation service you can both trust and rely on.

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Mediation

Mediation helps you make decisions without spending months locked into costly litigation proceedings. 

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Financial & Property

For any couple faced with separation, finances will be a difficult and hotly contested area of discussion.

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We are delighted to announce a Family Law fee earner vacancy within our ever growing, busy niche family law and mediation practice. The role is based in our Liversedge office which is close to motorway links of the M62 & M1 with free parking!! Excited? We are!! Send your CV to Anneka@barnesclarkfamily.law before 8th October 2021. ... See MoreSee Less
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❌ High Conflict Parenting ❌The impact of Covid-19 has created a perfect storm of excessive litigation. Prior to Covid, there was already an increasing number of parents choosing the Court arena to fight out their issues. This has led to a backlog in the family courts, and a number of Judges were becoming increasingly frustrated with the types of disputes they were seeing before them. Judges were not impressed that they were being asked to decide on the minutiae of contact – in the recent case of Re B, HHJ Wildblood QC shared his frustration at the ‘micro-management’ sought by parents, including “At which junction of the M4 should a child be handed over for contact? … Which parent should hold the children’s passport? … How should contact be arranged to take place on a Sunday afternoon?” He ended his judgement with a clear warning to parties and lawyers;“Do not bring your private law litigation to the Family court here unless it is genuinely necessary for you to do so. You should settle your differences … away from court, except where that is not possible. If you do bring unnecessary cases to this court, you will be criticised and sanctions may be imposed upon you. There are many other ways to settle disagreements, such as mediation.” At Barnes Clark Family Law, we pride ourselves on giving sensible, pragmatic advice. As we are a mediation service as well as a legal practice, we know first-hand that mediation can help parents breakthrough the barriers of poor communication and lead to positive outcomes. We are also, however, aware that mediation may not be suitable for all disputes, and as such provide robust representation when Court proceedings are required. For a free 30 minute consultation, please call our Harrogate office on 01423 637 272 or our Liversedge office on 01274 861 096. ... See MoreSee Less
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