M J DARBY & COMPANY SOLICITORS
Family Law department is headed by Mr Colin Taft who has been a
qualified solicitor since 1977 and has dealt extensively with family
law matters since that time. Mr Taft is also an accredited scheme
member of the Family Law scheme
administered by the Law Society of England and Wales.
Free Initial Interview:
all family clients we offer an initial free 30 minute interview to discuss your
case, provide advice and explain in simple terms the procedure and
options available for you.
From 1st April 2013 the scope and eligibility
for Legal Aid is being reduced by the Government. A full assessment as
to eligibility for Legal Aid will be carried out during the free
initial 30 minute interview. You may wish to visit the legal aid eligibility calculator
to check to see if you may qualify financially.
For clients who
have to meet their own costs privately and therefore fund their own
case, we are able to give a firm indication of the likely costs to be
incurred and would be able to fix fees in some cases. Again, this will
be addressed in the free initial interview.
description of family law covers a large number of matters, not
exclusively divorces. Whilst we continue to assist people who need help
following the breakdown of marriage, we are also able to assist parties
who have been cohabiting and those in a civil partnership who may need
advice and assistance on all matters connected to the breakdown of the
relationship including financial matters and any children of the
relationship by way of custody and access (now known as residence and
Our aim is always to deal with matters as economically
and as amicably as possible for our clients. This means that we will
try to avoid any acrimony between parties and their solicitors, but
equally will make sure that your position is maintained fairly but
firmly throughout the proceedings.
If matters are resolved
either amicably or through a Court Order then we can within our firm
offer further advice and assistance in relation to wills, property sale
and purchase and related matters on a “one shop” basis.
M J Darby & Company is authorised
and regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority Registered No 0049535