For You and Your Family

Family Law

We recognise that you will often consult a solicitor when facing a major life event, so here at Pickerings, we try to make the process as simple and painless as possible.

We can offer a broad range of services because we have lawyers who specialise in a particular field. This means that we can ensure that you get the  person best qualified to advise or represent you.

Whether you are planning for the future security of your family, or dealing with a crisis, our priority is to provide a high quality personal service. We work with you to achieve the best possible outcome and always keep you informed.

Click on our list of services to the right to find out more. :

Divorce & Separation

Children Cases


If you can't see the service you require, please give us a call on 01827 317070 or email

Our Family law team is recommended in the Legal 500, a directory of leading law firms.


'The family team at Pickerings Solicitors is led jointly by Susan Davies and Richard Westley. Davies is equipped to handle all aspects of divorce and separation and is a collaboratively trained lawyer. She regularly deals with high-net-worth matrimonial cases (often where businesses and pensions are involved) in addition to pre-and post-nuptial agreements. Westley leads the children team and has particular expertise in public law proceedings. The group is often instructed by the children’s guardians to act in the most serious and complex cases.'


‘I have found the team to be personally and professionally supportive. The team is keen to meet the children they represent. The team is personable, good fun and always professional. Great with children. Great knowledge of the court system and separate local authorities. Great connections‘.

Pickerings Solicitors is a brilliant choice for child care cases locally. It has a broad range of highly capable lawyers who provide an exceptional level of client care. They conduct some of the most complex and difficult child protection cases with confidence and their conscientious approach inspires confidence‘.

Richard Westley is an excellent choice for the most serious child protection cases. He is always very well prepared and goes above and beyond in serving the interests of his clients. I have found him to be unflappable in high stress situations’.

Work highlights

  • Successfully concluded a collaborative case involving the parties’ joint family business, pensions, UK and foreign property with non-business assets to the value of £1.5m.
  • Acted in a High Court case for children following the death of a younger sibling whilst sharing bed with family members.