Why Choose Us?

Why should you choose Barnes Clark Family Law?

We Are Different

Our clients tell us that we are genuinely different to other law firms, with a compassion and empathy that is not evident in many other firms. We understand that the breakdown of any relationship is difficult enough without worrying about seeing a solicitor. We know that you are trusting us to help you through a difficult time when you are not only facing practical issues, both in the short and long term, but may be on an emotional rollercoaster. We understand this and will always explain things in plain English, as opposed to technical legal jargon that can often be quite intimidating.

Free Consultation

offer a FREE consultation over a coffee so you can ask questions, and we can gain an understanding of your circumstances and how we can help you. We also appreciate it is very important for you to trust us to help you take what are often very difficult, and sometimes life changing, steps.

We think that the initial meeting is very important for us to be able to not only talk about how we can help you, but most importantly for you to meet us before taking those big decisions. We know that separation is one of the most difficult challenges you might have to face, whether that be emotionally or financially, we appreciate that you need to both trust and understand the advice that we give and this gives you an opportunity to meet us and make your own mind up with no obligation.

Experts in Our Field

At Barnes Clark Family Law we only practise in family law, which means that you have access to the best advice and the most experienced team. You can be absolutely certain that you are being represented by someone who specialises in only dealing with problems.

You can be absolutely assured at all times that whether it is a case of simply helping you take the appropriate steps to help you conclude matters by agreement, or whether Court proceedings are necessary to bring matters to a satisfactory conclusion we have the experience and expertise to ensure that your case is dealt with properly and efficiently.

We are experts in Family Law, but sometimes your case may mean that we need access to experts in other related areas too, for example in relation to complicated specialist pension issues or perhaps business and property values. We have developed a select team of tried and trusted experts who are on hand to assist where necessary and who we can reassure you work with the same ethics and level of service that we offer you.

We're a Small Team

We are purposely a small team of experienced family solicitors. We believe this is important as we can offer you a personal service from a team who are all familiar with your case. You can be confident that you will always have someone dealing with your case who knows it back to front as opposed to dealing with different people each time which we appreciate can cause further worry that your case is not being given 100% at all times.

Members of Resolution

Resolution is a national organisation of family lawyers who’s members are committed to resolving disputes in a non confrontational and constructive manner designed to preserve people’s dignity and to encourage agreement. As members we are required to:-

  • Conduct matters in a constructive and non confrontational way
  • Avoid inflammatory approaches, whether in writing or verbally
  • Take into account the long term consequences, and short term implications of actions and communications
  • Retain professional objectivity
  • Encourage our clients to put the best interests of the children first and keep children and financial issues separate
  • Ensure that we give consideration to balancing the benefits of any steps against the likely costs, whether that be financial or emotional

For more information about Resolution please visit their website at

We are accredited members of the Family Mediators Association and Sally sits on the National Board of the FMA. The FMA is the professional home for family mediators. For more information please visit their website at


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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Financial & Property

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

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Arrangements for Children

We work sympathetically with both parents to avoid any unnecessary upset for the children involved.

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