Legal Services

Family Law

GC Solicitors has a dedicated team of Family solicitors that specialise in all areas of Family Law.

We take the time to listen to you and give you tailored advice clearly, promptly and at an affordable rate. Our team can explain your options, including the resolution of financial matters, in plain English without legal jargon.

We offer specialist advice on:
  • Divorce
  • Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Judicial Separation
  • Nullity
  • Separation Agreements
  • Co-habitation agreements
  • Domestic Violence
  • Children – residence/contact
  • Finances

Divorce/Civil Partnership Dissolution

Same-sex marriage or civil partnerships have the same rights as those who are married. To dissolve a same-sex, opposite-sex marriage or civil partnership you need to have been married or in a civil partnership for one year and either separated for two years or able to provide details of the other person’s ‘unreasonable behaviour’.

We are able to advise you in dealing with the dissolution/divorce, ensuring that you understand all aspects of the situation. The dissolution/divorce allows the Court to make an order regarding the finances of the relationship.

Unmarried couples/Co-habitation

No matter how long you have lived together, there is no legal status of common law marriage in the UK. Your status is classed as unmarried and as such the finances of a relationship break-up are dealt with very differently.

However, if the relationship breaks down, it is still possible to make a claim for the following:
  • Child support
  • Remaining in the property until your children have grown up
  • The property if it is in joint names (i.e. sold and the proceeds shared)
  • The property in limited circumstances if it is in the other person's sole name
  • Lump sum to purchase property for a child of the relationship (generally when child is grown up it is paid back).
Our team of experienced solicitors will help you decide on how you would like to transform your life in a positive and reassuring manner.
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We understand how distressing a marriage/relationship breakdown can be, and our solicitors are trained to sensitively advise

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Children Law

We are specialists in the field of Children Law and our solicitors have a wealth of knowledge and experience in relation to children matters and dealing with social services. Our skilled negotiators include solicitors who are members of the Children Law Panel and Resolution and are able to deal with very complex cases.

Due to the highly sensitive and complicated nature of children matters involving the Local Authority and Social Services, it is essential that you have the very best legal advice available.

If the Local Authority are involved with your family and are:
 
  • Applying to the Court for an Emergency Protection Order
  • Applying to the Court for an Interim Care Order, Care Order or Supervision Order
  • Applying to the Court for a Placement Order
  • Convening Child Protection Conferences
  • Public Law Outline (PLO)/Pre-Proceedings meetings
Our committed Children Law Department has the necessary knowledge to assist you. With many years of experience we can offer efficient advice, explaining legal jargon to you in an easy-to-understand way. We will fully support you through this difficult time and guide you through the process step by step.

Our child care solicitors can also advise you on the following:
 
  • Police Protection Powers
  • Special Guardianship Orders
  • Placement Orders
  • Adoption Orders
  • Contact with a child in care
  • Discharging a Care Order
Due to the specialist nature, it is important that you seek advice from experienced solicitors in a timely manner. We pride ourselves in achieving the best result for you and your family.
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Our skilled negotiators include solicitors who are members of the Children Law Panel and Resolution and are able to deal with very complex cases

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Personal Injury Law

If you have suffered a serious injury from an avoidable accident, our experienced personal injury lawyers can represent you.  Let GC Solicitors take care of your accident compensation claim, so you can concentrate on getting your life back together. 

Our accident claim specialists can assist you whether you are making an injury at work claim or a car accident claim for whiplash injury.  We guide you through the personal injury accident claims process, use ‘negligence laws’ across a wide area of accident claims and fight your corner.  

You can be sure that your injury claim will be in very good hands.  Our personal injury solicitors will advise on personal injury claim time limits, as well as build evidence of your pain and suffering for many types of injury including back injury claims, head injury claims and wrongful death.  Our niche law firm offers you competitive No Win No Fee terms for injury claims with approachable, reassuring, plain-talking lawyers for you.

Our Personal Injury department is experienced in successfully dealing with a wide variety of claims which can range from minor injuries such as whiplash to more major life-changing injuries such as head or spinal injuries, fractures and severe psychological trauma.

The range of claims includes:
 
  • Fatal and life changing injuries
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Accidents at Work
  • Slips, trips or falls
  • Faulty Products
  • Animal injuries
We are highly regarded experts in the field of personal injury law and our experience and knowledge means that we can assist you to achieve a successful outcome
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Our accident claim specialists can assist you whether you are making an injury at work claim or a car accident claim for whiplash injury

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