Our Approach

Our clients are at the heart of our business. They place their trust in us at a crucial and often very difficult time in their lives and we understand that it’s our job to provide a cost effective and pragmatic approach to resolving the problems they face.

All of our team at Lake Legal practice exclusively in family law and all follow the code of practice of Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association), a national organisation of family lawyers (

We strongly believe in conversation over confrontation and work hard to settle disputes quickly in a conciliatory and constructive manner, as set out in the Resolution code of practice.

Many of our clients tell us that we made a difficult time in their lives a little easier by providing a calm, sensitive approach and being a shoulder to lean on throughout the process.

“Outstanding in terms of client service” Chambers UK 2015

“The team have a sound pragmatic approach to resolving issues, backed by solid knowledge and experience of the law” Chambers UK 2014

We guarantee that your case will be treated with the utmost sensitivity and discretion at all times. We will keep you informed as to the progress of your case and will provide a realistic estimate of the likely timescale and cost involved to reach a conclusion, depending on the particular route your case takes.

We know that family disputes can have a wide reaching impact on the lives of those involved. Often legal advice is just one area where our clients need support. To provide a complete and comprehensive service we have established strong relationships with other professionals such as accountants, financial advisors, life coaches and counsellors to ensure our clients can get the help that they may need.

What will it cost?

There’s no escaping the fact that instructing lawyers costs money. However, we’re committed to making the process as simple and cost effective as possible for all involved. We will gladly have an initial chat with you, over the telephone, free of charge so that you can talk about your situation and get a feel for our business and who we are.

We believe that good lawyers cost money, but they can also save money. The structure of the team means that cases at all levels of complexity and asset value can be serviced at the appropriate level to make sure you get value for money.

We will provide you will a realistic estimate of the costs you are likely to incur at the outset of your case, and will review that estimate as your case progresses should that become necessary.

Advice Clinic

As part of our support of the local community, we hold a fortnightly Legal Advice Clinic.

In the midst of cuts to family legal aid we hope to help individuals going through tough times who feel they cannot afford to speak to a lawyer.

At the Legal Advice Clinic we offer free appointments, for a maximum of 30 minutes per individual, with a specialist family law solicitor. Attendance at the Legal Advice Clinic is by appointment only and subject to availability.

Our clients say it all