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  • "Chris (Holten) was more than helpful and understanding in what became a difficult matter for me. He exercised a great deal of patience, explained things clearly ... I would certainly recommend him and Slee Blackwell and would return to him in future. his knowledge and expertise was greatly valued and appreciated."

    C. Fowler, Devon
  • "I would highlight the complete professionalism throughout my case. A friendly informative 1 to 1 basis, not always telling you what you want to hear BUT advising you what you MIGHT be in for. I will have NO hesitation in recommending Slee Blackwell and in particular, Lee Dawkins. I am a 100% happy client."

    (Professional Negligence case)

    R Piper, Spain.
  • "I was satisfied with all aspects of the service  that I received. Thank you."

    (Professional Negligence case)

    K. Bowlzer, Derby.
  • "Very helpful, very friendly. Thank you for everything you have done."

    (Professional Negligence case)

    V. Hibbert, Derbyshire.
  • "I am very grateful to James McNally and his secretary. They were just 'brill'. They handled my case with the utmost care."

    (Personal injury claim)

    P McGregor, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
  • "James McNally helped me to receive the maximum compensation for my injury."

    (Personal injury claim)

    T. O'Brien, Brighton, Sussex.
  • "Throughout the process Chris (Holten) kept us informed with professionalism and sensitivity. His kindness was greatly appreciated."

    S. Edwards, Calstock, Cornwall.
  • "Naomi (Ireson) provided an excellent service from start to finish. Her communication skills are excellent which helped to contain our anxiety during the stressful periods of the case. We always felt she was on our side and I would highly recommend her to anyone needing a similar service."

    J Preston, Clitheroe, Lancashire.
  • "Thank you again … In fact I can’t say it enough. Neither can my mum. She sends a huge thank you too. the relief is incredible, my life has changed beyond belief and I couldn’t have done it without you."

    E.W. Taunton, Somerset.
  • "I would like to say from the moment Chris (Holten) took my case on he immediately made me feel more at ease. Chris was always confident and polite and would always explain everything to me in terms that I could understand. I thank him very much for making me feel I was his only case the whole way through. Nothing was too much trouble. Chris is an absolute credit to your firm and I would have no qualms in recommending him to others should they require his expert advice."

    A Staff, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

Divorce, Separation, Family & Childcare Law Solicitors in Taunton

Divorce, Separation & Childcare Solicitors in Taunton, Somerset

We understand that the breakdown of a relationship is one of the most stressful things anyone can go through in life.

At our Taunton office, we combine a caring and compassionate approach to Family Law with a responsive and above all, cost effective service. We provide realistic advice about what’s best for you and what it is likely to cost.

 Fixed Fees

We are totally transparent on legal fees. Where appropriate we offer fixed fees so you know exactly what you will be paying. If your case isn’t something we can do on a fixed fee basis we will tell you why and explain what the alternatives are. For a menu of the fixed fee Family Law services we offer CLICK HERE.

We’ll make sure that your legal costs are reviewed regularly so you don’t get any nasty surprises at the end.  If something changes in your case that means a potential increase in your costs, we will tell you straight away so that you can decide how you want to proceed. 

Specialist Lawyers

We are members of the Law Society’s specialist Family and Children Panels.  We also belong to Resolution and embrace a non-confrontational approach to family disputes along with a ‘solution focused’ philosophy.  This approach helps minimise both stress and costs.

Mediation and ‘collaborative law’ are also on offer where it’s appropriate, but if there is no alternative to court proceedings we’re not afraid to recommend a robust approach if that’s what’s needed.

Free Initial Consultation

Our Somerset Family Law team can help with a wide range of Family Law problems.  We offer all new Family Law clients an initial telephone consultation free of charge. We can assess the legal issues and provide guidance on the action to be taken. We can also consider what the best funding arrangement is likely to be, including our fixed price services.

Out of Hours Service

We offer flexible appointments and can see you by arrangement before 9.00 am or after 5.00pm.

Legal Aid

Although Legal Aid has been severely cut back by Government, it remains available in certain cases involving children if deemed serious enough (regardless of financial circumstances) or instances involving domestic violence and where clients are participating in family mediation.

If you would like to speak to our Somerset Family Law team then call our free helpline on Taunton 01823 354545 or email

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