Family Law

Advising generations of families since 1789

“I can not recommend Hedges enough. They have recently helped with my divorce and have always provided excellent advice in a quick uncomplicated way making it so much easier to deal with a difficult situation.”

Your Family First

At Hedges, our family lawyers are specialists in providing legal advice for life. On any given day, our highly experienced team deals with a wide variety of legal issues arising from both family breakdowns, new relationships, child arrangements and parenting.

We’re used to dealing with the most complex family situations which may be both delicate and difficult. We guarantee absolute discretion at all times and our specialist lawyers will support you through even the most difficult times, giving pragmatic, expert legal advice as well as an empathetic ear.

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Divorce & Separation

Divorce and separation can be hugely painful and challenging to go through. By seeking expert advice early on, you can help to ensure the process isn’t any more difficult than it needs to be. We will guide you on the various different routes available to minimise both the financial and emotional cost, helping you to choose the one that is right for you.

At Hedges, our expert team has extensive experience in supporting a wide range of divorces and separations, including international and highly complex multi-million pound cases.

Pre & Post Nuptial Agreements

Getting married or entering into a civil partnership is a truly wonderful occasion. At such an exciting time, legal planning may be the last thing on your mind but it pays to prepare yourself for whatever the future may bring.

By considering your legal position prior to your big day, you will have peace of mind knowing you have safeguarded yourself and your assets should your relationship eventually break down.

Children Disputes

Few things in life can be as emotive or as difficult to resolve as a dispute involving your children. As a parent, you’ll be looking for solutions that meet the best interests of your children, but when emotions are running high and the issue in question is something, or someone, so close to your heart, it can be really hard to be objective and make the right decisions.

Our experienced family lawyers are here to guide you with expertise and care.

Family Mediation

For many separating couples, finding a way to reach an amicable solution together is their preferred option. By using an expert mediator early in a separation it may well be possible to avoid costly and stressful court proceedings and craft an agreement on both financial and children issues.

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse can come in many forms, including emotional, mental, financial, as well as physical. There can also be more subtle yet equally dangerous variants such as coercive or controlling behaviour, and gaslighting. If you are a victim of domestic abuse, our expert family lawyers can help you obtain legal protection and security from the perpetrator.

Your conversations with us with will be held in the strictest confidence.

Our Specialists

Our family law specialists

Alexandra Baggallay

Alexandra Baggallay

Senior Associate

Sarah Baker, Legal Assistant, Family Team at Hedges Law

Sarah Baker

Legal Assistant

Ian Davies


Sayna Patel, Wills, Probate & Inheritance Paralegal at Hedges Law

Sayna Patel

Trainee Solicitor

Family law advice pricing

We understand the importance of having clear information and transparency about the cost of your legal advice.

Details of our pricing will always be provided from the outset and once our team has an understanding of your legal needs, you will receive a detailed summary of the expected cost, as well as any payment options available. Please contact us to find out more.

Get in touch

For any questions regarding our family law services please contact our experts. For an initial, no obligation call to discuss your legal needs,
please ring 01865 594265 or email us at