Family Solicitors in Bath, Sherborne, Wells & Frome

Managing your family affairs is a deeply personal matter. Whether it is regulating your relationship, starting a family by way of surrogacy, or bringing your relationship to an end then we can offer you quality advice. We understand that any decisions you make will have ramifications for you and your wider family and will impact you for life.

Introducing our Family Team

Support and empathy throughout a difficult process

We will guide you through the process, supporting you in coming to terms with change, whilst supporting you through negotiations and the implementation of agreements. It is our commitment to ensure that our advice to you is provided with compassion and empathy, taking your personal circumstances into account. Additionally, we will not shy away from giving strong advice where needed, or tackling difficult issues without judgement.

Collaboration to help protect all the different areas of your life

The change in your personal circumstances will have an impact on other areas of your life. Whether you are employed, own your own business or have your own farm, we have the expertise to provide you with the advice you need to ensure these areas of your life are protected. We work collaboratively with our commercial and private client colleagues to ensure that you are provided with the best advice you need, when you are most vulnerable.

As a team, we have a breath of experience with a variety of specific individual areas of expertise. Whilst we are all different we share a common goal of ensuring that whatever advice you need we will handle your matters sensitively and provide you with the support you need. So whether you are seeking advice in relation to managing your relationship by way of a pre/post nuptial agreement, seeking to end your relationship whether married or not, or have issues in relation your children you will find us “On your side, by your side”.

Our family solicitors can advise on a range of family legal issues, including:

  • Children
    A separation or divorce can be a traumatic experience for all parties involved. When it comes to child custody, we aim to protect the people who matter most. Find out more.
  • Cohabitation
    Unfortunately cohabiting couples do not share the same legal rights as married or civil partnered couples. Our solicitors, therefore, help you understand your rights when it comes to cohabitation agreements and also disputes. Find out more.
  • Collaborative law
    A collaborative law approach is often favoured to avoid going to court, which can often be costly and lengthy. Our trained solicitors can assist with negotiations to help you and the other party mutually agree a way forward. Find out more.
  • Separation and divorce
    Separating and divorce is often a stressful process. Our aim is to prevent the process from becoming drawn-out by arriving at a mutually agreeable compromise as early as possible. Find out more.
  • Domestic abuse
    Domestic abuse is often complex, difficult and you may be worried about the safety of you or your family. Our family team will handle all these challenges sensitively and with understanding with the aim to help protect you and your loved ones. Find out more.
  • Financial resolution during separation and divorce
    Early agreement on financial issues can help reduce the emotional impact on separating parties and children. Our family solicitors, therefore, aim to reach agreement on finances, properties and other assets as early as possible. Find out more.
  • Mediation
    Meeting a trained mediator can help you and a family member (often a partner) work out any issues you have not been able to resolve together. Find out more.
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
    During the early stages of a relationship, you may need to safe guard your assets and liabilities in the event of a relationship break down. Our solicitors can help with drafting pre and postnuptial agreements should they be required. Find out more.
  • Surrogacy and fertility law
    Surrogacy and fertility law is a complex area. Our family team can advise you clearly on all your options and the best route to parenthood. Find out more.

The family team are ranked in both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500:

Compact and experienced team which regularly acts for high net worth individuals across the South West, including cases with international elements. Highly thought of for its work on financial remedy matters together with related tax and pension issues. Also handles private law children matters, including child and parental alienation cases, and offers advice on cohabitation disputes.
Chambers & Partners 2021

Rebecca Silcock heads the practice and has experience in the legal ramifications of divorce and relationship breakdown on financial matters ranging from family trusts and inherited wealth to commercial ventures and family businesses.
Legal 500 2021

Next steps

If you require legal advice on a family matter, please get in touch with our family team for a no obligations conversation, or alternatively make an appointment to meet with a member of our team. You can speak to us on 0800 533 5349 or reach us on email at

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Meet the team

Rebecca Silcock
Rebecca Silcock
Partner and Head of Department
Victoria Cobham (née Strode)
Victoria Cobham (née Strode)
Associate Solicitor
Simon Walker
Simon Walker
Senior Associate Solicitor
Elizabeth Dowler
Elizabeth Dowler
Laura Somoza
Laura Somoza
Paralegal ACILEx

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