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Family Law Solicitors

The breakdown of any relationship can be distressing and traumatic. We are known to provide our clients with the support, care and advice they need.  It is important that you obtain the right expert legal advice and representation as soon as possible.  Our specialist specialist solicitors Lee and Marie have extensive experience dealing with separating co-habitees, divorce, civil partnership breakdown, financial settlements, maintenance payments and child arrangements. 

We offer all prospective clients a free or depending on your requirements on a fixed fee basis initial discussion.  This will provide you with a broad overview of what you could achieve and the likely cost.

If you decide to proceed the person you meet will be the solicitor who acts for you.  You will be provided with a written estimate of the likely costs that may be incurred.  Nothing is hidden. 

Fixed Fee Packages*

At Clough & Willis we know that everyone’s circumstances are different and as such we offer a number of affordable options relating to family law services.   Our most popular are our fixed fee packages with clear and upfront costs from the start.  Below is our guaranteed pricing for these services:

  • Fixed Fee Divorce (if you are applying for the divorce)
    From £600+VAT (£720 inc VAT) plus court fees of £593 (inc VAT)
  • Fixed Fee Divorce (if you are responding to the divorce)
    £300+VAT (£360 inc VAT)
  • Fixed Fee Change of Name Deed
    £150+VAT (£180 inc VAT)
  • Fixed Fee Parental Responsibility Agreements (Advice and Drafting)
    £295+VAT (£354 inc VAT)
  • Fixed Fee Financial Consent Orders including a “Clean Break” Provision
    from £500+VAT (£600 inc VAT) plus court fees of £53 (inc VAT)
  • Fixed Fee Child Application Forms (to decide who a child/ren should live with or spend time with)
    Form C100 including taking full details and preparing the documents - £500+VAT (£600 inc VAT)
    Form C1A (only required if there are/have been welfare concerns) - £195+VAT (£234 inc VAT)

At your initial meeting the person you see will be the person who will act on your behalf.  At this meeting we will examine your situation and then discuss which option would be the best for you.   For any work outside of our fixed fee packages you will be provided with a clear, written estimate of the likely costs that may be incurred. 

*Conditions apply

About Our Family Law Department

The department is headed by Lee Marston along with his colleage and long-serving  solicitor, Marie Whittaker. Both Lee and Marie are members of Resolution and experts in high value financial provision proceedings and complex children disputes.

Marie was the first solicitor in Bury to receive Resolution Accredited Specialist status.

An initial meeting is generally possible within 24 hours. Evening appointments may be available each Wednesday.

Committed to encouraging a non-confrontational approach to resolving family disputes we can advise on:

If you have separated or are thinking of separating why not download our helpful top tips by clicking here.

Get in touch

Contact the team at Clough & Willis today to discuss your situation in more detail. With offices in Bury and Bolton, we are easily accessible and can provide the expert guidance you need. Either call us on 0800 083 0815 or complete our online enquiry form on the side of this page and we will be in touch.

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What Our Clients Say

I am so pleased with how Mr Macwilliam handled my case. He was extremely helpful and patient with us. I would recommend him 100% to anyone who needed a solicitor.

Mr Ashfaq

We used Clough & Willis because we believe Chris Macwilliam is the best solicitor in his field within the Bury area possibly within the Manchester / North West area. We would highly recommend Clough & Willis to family and friends.

Mr Smith

I would like to say I am extremely grateful to all at Clough & Willis. I enjoyed the fact that I could ring at any point and speak to Mr Macwilliam and always be given his full co-operation and time. I was never rushed to finish the call! I would also like to add, Mr Macwilliam kept me so up to date with my case, I always felt in the loop, I almost felt like I was the only client and felt the service was very personnel! Thank you and all the best!

Ms Broadbent-Davies

I greatly appreciated Mr Macwilliam's handling of my claim. His expertise made the whole process so easy for me and I am highly satisfied with the outcome. Many thanks.

Mr Addy

Christopher Macwilliam was excellent throughout my claim. He listened carefully and always kept me up to date. Everything was handled in a highly professional manner and I cannot speak highly enough of Chris and the company as a whole.

Mr Saunders

Mr Macwilliam has been very patient as my husband is dyslexic, some things needed explaining a few times and in other ways so Alan could understand. The interim payments were a huge help while the claim was going through.

Mrs Bonney

I was pleased with the professional and efficient manner with which my claim was dealt with. It was an unusual claim / incident but Mr Macwilliam put time and effort into understanding the dental side of the issue. I am very pleased with the outcome.

Mrs Johnson

Mr Macwilliam dealt with my case exactly how I had hoped. He was extremely professional throughout and always kept me up to date with the progress that was being made.

Mr Leech

I am writing to express our gratitude for all your hard work in securing a very good payment for the accident.

Mrs Plaskett

This was the second occasion that Chris Macwilliam has helped me to settle a problem. I have always found him to be very professional, patient and an extremely good listener. If I require the services of a solicitor in the future I would definitely contact Clough & Willis. I have recommended the firm on numerous occasions.

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I was very happy with the service I received at Clough & Willis. Everything was explained clearly and patiently and each request I made was dealt with efficiently. I am happy with my outcome and would definitely recommend them to friends.

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