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Insights // 27 November 2020

Blandy & Blandy Supports 'Good Divorce Week' with Free Advice Sessions for Families

Partner Claire Dyer and associate solicitor Paul Linsell, in our leading Family Law team, highlight 'Good Divorce Week' and how Blandy & Blandy is supporting families with free legal advice sessions.

What is Good Divorce Week?

Family Law professionals in the Thames Valley are showing their support for ‘Good Divorce Week’ this year, which takes place between 30 November to 4 December 2020, by offering free advice sessions to families.

Good Divorce Week is an annual campaign that aims to promote practical and constructive ways for separating parents to put the needs of their children first. Organised by Resolution, a community of more than 6,500 family professionals, this year the campaign focuses around the benefits of seeking early legal advice.

Resolution members, which all Family solicitors at Reading and Henley-on-Thames based Blandy & Blandy are, believe that the process of separating, sorting out finances and arranging childcare should be done in a way that minimises conflict and keeps the best interests of any children involved at the heart of proceedings.

Free legal advice sessions during Good Divorce Week

To help in promoting the benefits of early legal advice, during Good Divorce Week, the firm's Family Law team will be offering 30-minute free advice sessions, by phone or via video call, to individuals considering a separation or divorce.

Resolution member and head of Blandy & Blandy’s Family Law team, Claire Dyer, and vice-chair of the Berkshire & Buckinghamshire Resolution committee and associate solicitor, Paul Linsell, speaking about the campaign, said:

“It is very difficult for parents when they make that tough decision to separate, and often there is a significant impact upon children. That’s why Blandy & Blandy is very pleased to be supporting support Good Divorce Week, to promote a constructive approach to an often challenging situation.”

“There is no ‘silver bullet’ approach to divorce, as every family is different. However, by seeking early professional advice, couples have the benefit of considering a range of options and making a decision that is most suitable to them.”

“Far too many families have little-to-no access to professional legal advice when it comes to separation and divorce. Our free 30-minute sessions will allow couples to fully understand all of their rights and the options open to them and provide the confidence and knowledge to make the best decisions for them and their family with minimal conflict.”

Expertise and experience

Resolution was founded in 1982 by a group of family lawyers who believed that a non-confrontational approach to family law issues would produce better outcomes for separating families and their children. Over the decades, Resolution has maintained a commitment to a constructive way of working, enshrined in our Code of Practice, while growing to become a membership organisation for professionals that work with separating families.

Blandy & Blandy is a leading firm of solicitors based in the Thames Valley and recognised as a ‘top tier’ firm for Family Law in both of the UK’s leading guides to the profession, Chambers UK and The Legal 500. The firm was also shortlisted for ‘Family Law Firm of the Year – South’ at the national Family Law Awards in 2018. Our specialist Family Law team can provide helpful and understanding advice for you and your family if you are considering separation or divorce.

For further information or legal advice, please contact law@blandy.co.uk or call 0118 951 6800. 

This article is intended for the use of clients and other interested parties. The information contained in it is believed to be correct at the date of publication, but it is necessarily of a brief and general nature and should not be relied upon as a substitute for specific professional advice.

Claire Dyer

Claire Dyer

Partner, Family Law

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Paul Linsell

Paul Linsell

Associate Solicitor, Family Law

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