Family Law

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Our Family team understands that the breakdown of any relationship can be an extremely difficult time especially when important decisions need to be made.  We aim to provide a sensible and personal approach and give advice which is tailored to the client’s individual circumstances and requirements.

DQ has an experienced family law team with specialist skills in all aspects surrounding a relationship breakdown. We can offer a broad range of advice and services, whether it be negotiating and advising on a complicated financial settlement or simple advice as to the procedure and formalities needed when getting divorced. We will identify the best and most cost effective ways of achieving a client’s goals and consider what is best for a couple or family moving forward. 

We have expertise and can provide advice and representation in the following areas:

  • Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements
  • Divorce / separation
  • Ancillary relief
  • Cohabitation and “common law” relationships
  • Issues with children
  • Mediation

For more information, please contact Rose Kinrade or Dawn Jones.

 

Matrimonial contacts

  • Leanne is "a highly skilled lawyer with excellent presentation ability"

    Legal 500

  • Leanne is a "very savvy and vibrant litigator"

    Legal 500

  • "One of the strongest employment teams on the island"

    Legal 500 2017

  •  "The firm seems to have found the right formula to put it in the premier league: it is speedy to respond, and its analysis of a situation is excellent. I have been very impressed."

    Chambers Europe

  • DQ is "excellent and provides prompt, sensible advice"

    Legal 500

  • Jo is "extremely helpful and outstanding in translating legal jargon into layman's terms"

    Chambers Europe

  • Leanne "is very good, certainly in respect of employment law on the island. She really knows her stuff" 

    Chambers UK

  • "a first port of call for commercially-minded employment disputes"

    Legal 500 2017

  • Tara is "innovative and commercially minded"

    Legal 500

  • The team is "practical, user-friendly and down to earth"

    Chambers UK

  • "They are very easy to deal with, open and responsive." 

    Chambers UK

  • Giles is "helpful, responsive, practical and user friendly"

    Legal 500

  • “The experienced hands and young, high-quality lawyers form a potent mix."  

     

    Chambers Europe

  • "As a team it is approachable and practical. We feel valued as its clients, because the lawyers are young, ambitious and provide an attentive service"

    Chambers Europe

  • Leanne is "an excellent lawyer who constantly provides excellent service"

    Legal 500 2017

  • Giles is "understanding, pragmatic, personable and well reasoned"

    Chambers Global

  • "very efficient and speedy and always take a pragmatic view"

    Legal 500

  • Giles "always displays common sense in tandem with robust technical abilities"

    Legal 500

  • "A strong team across the board"  

    Legal 500

  • Leanne is "knowledgeable and trustworthy.  Her advice is clearly structured and well reasoned."

    Chambers Europe