Family Law


● Child contact, Residence and Care Proceedings
● Child abduction
● Injunctions and Domestic violence
● Parental Responsibility Agreements
● Divorce and separation
● Civil Partnership
● Inheritance claims
● Co-habitees’ disputes including property disputes

Any issues relating to your family are stressful and these need to be resolved in an efficient, friendly, and practical way. Dowse & Co can offer expertise in all areas of family law including divorce and separation, family financial matters including property issues and whether involving married or co-habiting couples.

We deal with any problem arising regarding children when parents cannot agree the arrangements as to where children should live, how much contact there should be with each parent and parental responsibility. We encourage mediation to help parents reach solutions between themselves and to reduce hostility but where necessary we provide reasoned and effective representation at court.

We have considerable expertise in helping parents and other concerned individuals involved in matters relating to child protection and where there is local authority involvement including in care / supervision proceedings. We can act for all parties in relation to adoption.

We also are able to act for the urgent protection of adults or children in cases where there is domestic violence, or where there is potential or actual child abduction.

We aim to provide sympathetic, constructive and effective advice and provide such assistance to all our clients whether they be privately or publicly funded.

Who to Contact

John Nilsen
Julie Armstrong
Associate Solicitor
Sophia Maloney
Associate Solicitor
Shamila Bryan
Associate Solicitor
Alice Bisset
Associate Solicitor