Family Solicitors

Experienced, knowledgeable specialists in all aspects of Family Law

Any decisions you take for your family can be difficult, so how can you make sure you get the right advice? Whether you’re getting divorced or separated, need help with childcare arrangements or just need to organise a will, we can help you with simple, Plain English advice.


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Call us: 0800 138 0458

Why choose Switalskis?

No matter what you may be going through, we’ve probably helped someone with very similar circumstances before. We’ve helped clients with issues like child abduction, forced marriages and complex childcare. These matters can be sensitive and sometimes worrying. We believe that the way you feel at the end of the process is just as important as the quality of the advice you receive and will treat each unique case with care.

Our specialist divorce lawyers also have experience in complicated cases. Many of our Family Law solicitors belong to Resolution – an organisation committed to finding ways to divorce constructively and amicably for all parties.

Switalskis Solicitors Family Law Specialists Yorkshire

All you need to do is contact us and we’ll listen to your circumstances and explain the best course of action to you. Your initial enquiry will cost you nothing and before you’re charged anything we’ll fully explain our fees and what you will get in return.

Whether you’re ready to speak now or simply want to arrange a time in the near future when you can speak more freely, get in touch and we can help you get the process started to receive your family law advice. Many clients find legal processes daunting at the outset, but the first phone call or meeting can do a lot to put you at ease.

Our Family Law Specialists

Clare Peckett, Director & Family Law Solicitor

Clare Peckett

Director & Solicitor

Allan Layfield, Director & Family Law Solicitor

Allan Layfield

Director, Solicitor & Collaborative Lawyer

Toby Netting, Family Law Solicitor, Switalskis

Toby Netting

Solicitor & Collaborative Lawyer

Alison Kitchman, Family Law Solicitor

Alison Kitchman

Solicitor & Collaborative Lawyer

Andrew Baines, Family Mediator

Andrew Baines

Solicitor & Family Mediator

Louise Ryder Family Solicitor Switalskis

Louise Ryder


Chris Preston, Consultant Family Law Solicitor, Switalskis

Chris Preston

Consultant Solicitor

Judith Glynn, Consultant Family Solicitor - Switalskis

Judith Glynn

Consultant Solicitor

Sharron Hardman Solicitor - Family Law - Switalskis

Sharron Hardman

Solicitor & Collaborative Lawyer

Samantha Downes


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Catherine Cain


Maariyah Badat

Trainee Solicitor

What will it cost me?

No two clients are the same, so we really do need to speak to you to understand your circumstances. We’ll then look to agree an approach with you as quickly and easily as we can and let you know the costs up front.                                                      

It’s in our interests as well as yours to get to this point as quickly as possible, so that you can make a simple, informed decision. We keep our fees transparent and simple, so that you can stay in control of your costs throughout your case.

Our aim is always to let you know the full costs up front and explore your circumstances fully to ensure that this cost is accurate. If circumstances change and additional costs are needed, we will explain these to you and get your agreement before we proceed.

Most Family Law matters will now need to be paid for by you. Public funding through Legal Aid is now only available in very specific circumstances, even if you are suffering financial hardship. If you need Family Law advice, the chances are you will need to keep an eye on costs so you can plan for the future. That’s why we aim to keep our fees as competitive as possible, without compromising on the service you receive.

How can Switalskis help me?

At Switalskis our family team includes experienced solicitors who are accredited by the Law Society in both Children Law and Family Law. This means their expertise has been rigorously and independently assessed. We have lawyers who specialise specifically in child law, who often work closely with our family lawyers to provide high quality service to our clients on matters involving children, including adoption proceedings.

If you need advice on any aspect of Family Law, call us on 0800 138 0458 or contact us through the website.

What our clients say

"Thank you for all the valuable advice you gave me through my most difficult time and for helping me to achieve some closure."

Family Law Client

"I was very happy with the service provided and the way my case was handled."

Family Law Client

"They made sure I knew what the next steps were at each part of the process and made sure I was fully informed every step of the way. They were also very proactive in following up paperwork with the other solicitors on my behalf."

Family Law Client