Our Services

Family Law Services

Our Approach to Family Law

We approach every individual case with a focus on how we can assist and solve your legal problem in a way that is truly in your best interests and bespoke to the needs of you as an individual.

We strive to get to grips with the heart of your case from the very first meeting so that we can properly advise you on your case and the best way forward for you. Our family law legal services team will offer you the best legal advice at this very difficult time for you.

Whether you want a face to face appointment or want to deal with us remotely via email, video or telephone, we tailor our services to your needs.

We offer a number of family law services and offer these services nationwide, in particular in the areas of Bath, Kendal, Lancaster, Preston, Maidstone, Sevenoaks and Kings Hill and major cities such as Manchester and London. We have consulting rooms throughout England. We have a range of costs depending upon what service it is that you require.

Our family law services team includes members of the Family Accreditation scheme and Resolution and all team members undertake robust professional development on a continuing basis.

We are a Lexcel Accredited Law firm in England & Wales and are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

You can read more about our individual services for each area of Family Law by simply following any of the below links which are of relevance to you and your situation :

Financial Remedies

We represent and act for Husbands, Wives and Civil Partners who require financial orders upon divorce.

Often the cases we deal with have complex issues such as dealing with different types of Pensions, the valuation of companies, partnerships or the assets belonging to those entities. We recognise that sometimes matters can be complicated not because of the legal issues but because of the individual whom you are separating from. This is one of the reasons why we approach each case differently from the outset in order to bring about the best result possible for you as an individual.

Sometimes in cases a lot of money is tied up in property or is otherwise illiquid and temporally unavailable and we can source and have contacts with a variety of legal funding options which may assist you.

All our Family Law Solicitors and Lawyers are specialists in Family Law and can provide you with advice and support whatever your situation you may find yourself in.

Cohabitee Disputes

All our Solicitors are able to offer you bespoke advice if you are not married and are cohabitees.

This area of law is quite different to financial remedies upon divorce. Any claim that you or your Partner have against one another would relate to co-owned property, or property which you may have acquired an interest in without your actual name being on the title register of the property. (otherwise known as a beneficial interest).

These types of claims are very different than claims brought in the Family Court like you would for financial matters upon divorce and that is because they are dealt with under the Civil Procedure Rules 1998. Our John Hirst, Richard Hirst and Stephen Ogden have vast experience in these types of claims and frequently deal with complex matters throughout the County Courts and up to the High Courts of England and Wales.

Children Law

Our Solicitors are able to offer legal advice in all private children law matters whether that is for a Child Arrangements Order, a Parental Responsibility Order, a Prohibited Steps Order, a Specific Issue Order or a Declaration of Parentage.

We have experience in some very unique cases, involving complex fact finding hearings and DNA testing.

We act for Fathers, Mothers and Grandparents and have also acted for wider family members in certain cases where that is necessary and relevant.

We have vast experience of appearing in the Family Courts throughout England.

Legal Drafting Services

Whether you require a Prenuptial Agreement in advance of your wedding or whether you require a Cohabitation Agreement, Separation Agreement or Declaration of Trust we are able to provide you with a fixed fee for this type of service.


For our document drafting services we offer a range of fixed fees. Whether you require a Cohabitation Agreement, a Separation Agreement or a Prenuptial Agreement, we offer a fixed fee service for those areas of legal work.

We also offer fixed fees for divorce, civil partnership dissolution and initial advice on all family law matters.

As all cases vary in terms of complexity and length then we charge hourly rates which range from £175 + Vat to £250 +Vat.

In some cases we may also consider deferring our fees until the conclusion of the case depending upon the specific circumstances of your situation.

What our clients say

Don't take our word for it...

“A devastating event brought us to call on Laker Legal. We were put in touch with Mr John Hirst, and from the first Moment we spoke to him we knew everything was going to be ok. Mr John Hirst, was always on the end of the Phone or Email, Kept in touch with us 100% of the time, and the support we received took so much pain off our family. All i can say is Thank you so much for everything you did for us."

Ms P - Maidstone

Quality of service from Laker Legal in regard to selling our house was excellent, they were very friendly and worked very effectively.
Thank you!

Mrs C, King Hill, Kent.

“I am very pleased with Laker Legal firm, my Solicitor John Hirst, was extremely helpful throughout the drawing of my prenuptial agreement. A very professional and knowledgeable approach yet warm, and friendly enough to feel comfortable with in a situation that can be quite uncanny to discuss or uneasy as per say. Thankyou again!

Mrs V – London

Stephen – Just to say a massive heartfelt THANK YOU for all your work and support , not only on the sale of our business but the opening too.
You’re truly one in a million, and we appreciate all you’ve done.

Ms G & Ms K – Wheatley, Oxfordshire

Jessica Blacow from Laker Legal Solicitors Lancaster pulled out every stop truly amazing lady / firm nothing was to much trouble I honestly felt like they was my friends not just a firm that wanted your money but a solicitor firm that cared with compassion I will use Laker Legal Solicitors Lancaster for all my needs in the future.

Mr T, Lancaster

Thank you for all your help and support over the last 12 months. You and the team at Laker Legal have been fantastic.
Sarah was lovely and really supportive yesterday

Ms. W of Leyland

A big ‘thank you’ Richard from Steve and myself. Your time and attention you gave to both of us was remarkable. I’ve had dealings with many solicitors over the years, but have never received this level of service as you gave.

Mrs R – West Malling, Kent

Thank you so much Richard, you have been so kind and patient with me when I have been at about the lowest point of my life after losing my wife, I can never thank you enough. I will also let my family know my wishes that Laker Legal Solicitors deal with my estate when that time comes.

Mr Y, Addington, Kent.

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