Your local specialists in family and property law

Family Law

Family Law has been at the the heart of Cygnet since its inception. Our team of specialist family lawyers understand that discussing personal issues with a stranger can be a traumatic experience and our clients can be assured of complete confidentiality and trust at all times. We strive to provide an efficient service to resolve disputes and settle affairs in a timely manner. Our family team deal with a whole range of family issues from divorce and separation to international Adoption and surrogacy.

We undertake both publicly and privately funded work and one of our team would be delighted to discuss funding options with you at your free initial appointment.

Children matters are central to our practice. We are highly experienced in both public and private law disputes relating to children. In private law, we advise on a full range of matters including family arrangement orders, Adoption and international child abduction. We have particularly extensive experience and knowledge in public law children’s work i.e Care Proceedings and Social Services involvement relating to concerns around serious physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect. We can offer advice and support from the outset of any involvement and can support you at meetings such as Child Protection Conferences and through court proceedings if they follow.

Cygnet is dedicated to and has a dedicated Domestic Violence department able and willing to see clients at no notice to provide protection and safety for both adults and children. Our sympathetic but incisive approach has enhanced our fast growing reputation as one of the leading firms in the area.

  • Arrangements for Children & Court Disputes
  • Childcare/Social Services
  • Abduction
  • Domestic Violence
  • Injunctions/Enforcements
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • Separation
  • Divorce & Civil Partnerships
  • Cohabitee Disputes & Trusts
  • Financial Disputes on Relationship Breakdown
  • Adoption & Surrogacy
  • Change of Name

Meet the Family Law Team

Private Law Team

John Robinson

Director and Solicitor

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Gemma Brooke

Solicitor/Head of Private Client Department

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Janet Ford

Solicitor

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Stephanie Bellerby

Legal Assistant

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Public Law Team

Peter Medd

Managing Director and Solicitor

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Eleanor Barber

Solicitor

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Alison Lynch

Solicitor

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Lindsey Peirson

Solicitor

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Stacey Phoenix

Solicitor

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Lindsey Ashton

Legal Assistant

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Rosina Hodges

Legal Assistant

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John McEnaney

Senior Legal Assistant

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Alistair Nixon

Legal Assistant

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In House Barristers

Jessica Barrowman

Barrister

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David Medd

Barrister

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