Do you need a solicitor or a barrister?
The main difference between a solicitor and a barrister is that a barrister only usually sees clients in court.
When you need advice about a family law matter, your first point of contact is a solicitor. A family law solicitor will prepare your case and guide you through the legal process. A solicitor will often represent you in court, but sometimes they will refer your case to a barrister. The barrister will then act as your mouthpiece by presenting your case in court.
Our family solicitors at Davisons usually represent our clients in court hearings. This means you have a single point of contact for the duration of your case. As your solicitor will have got to know you and handled your case from the beginning, they will be a strong advocate for you.
Sometimes we do refer cases to barristers. For example, in child proceedings, where a final hearing is a contested hearing, a barrister has the specialist skills to cross-examine a witness and present a persuasive case to the judge or a complex financial case.
Do you need representation in the Family Court?
Davisons family solicitors have the training and years of experience to provide you with first-class representation in court. We can handle your entire case from start to end or just be there to advise you as and when needed.
When children are involved, we understand legal proceedings can be especially stressful. We resolve issues sensitively and with care so your children do not suffer any additional distress.
Our solicitors provide a personal service tailored to your situation. We will do everything possible to achieve the very best outcome for you and your family.