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Free Family Law Appointments

Family law issues can be particularly sensitive, and those who are going through them may find themselves feeling worried, anxious and stressed.  The situation can be made even more difficult for those families with children.

At Clough & Willis, our family law solicitors have years of experience in dealing with this type of case, and are well equipped to proceed with the utmost compassion.  Every week, we run a family law clinic, offering you the chance to speak to a legal professional.

Not Sure Where You Stand?

The aim of our family law clinics is to provide you with the opportunity to take advantage of legal advice from a specialist family law solicitor.  We will help you to understand your current position and highlight whether you need to take further legal action.

The appointments will focus on a wide variety of issues relating to family law services, including: 

  • Civil partnerships and disputes
  • Living together / separation agreements and disputes
  • Pre-nuptial agreements
  • Divorce & Financial settlement
  • Financial Provision (formally known as Ancillary Relief)
  • Children - Court applications and negotiated problem resolution
  • Child Support and Maintenance
  • Domestic violence and injunctions


We offer two options for you initial meeting: 

Either a free no obligation 20 min introductory meeting, primarily to meet us and to assess whether you are confident in our ability to assist you. However, Lee & Marie will only provide you with some broad general advice and guidance this will include how you might move forward and any costs involved. 

Alternatively, we offer a more substantial 40 min meeting. This may be more useful to you as it enables you 'to dip your toe in the water' in terms of both getting to know us and getting some useful initial advice, but without committing you to too much expense at this stage or to providing us with ongoing instructions. 

Our charge for that is £250 plus vat payable beforehand and which is non-refundable. If a short report is also required our charges would be £325 plus vat.


The appointments take place at our Head Office:
2 Manchester Road

Book Your Free Appointment Today

If you need advice on a family law issue, our team of specialist solicitors have dealt with hundreds of cases.  Speak to us today by calling 0800 083 0815, or fill out an online enquiry form and a member of the team will get back to you.

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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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