Limited Time Fixed Fee Offer
We are currently offering, for a limited period, a fixed fee consultation for £50 plus VAT. This will include a meeting with a family Solicitor and a detailed letter following your meeting. For more information, please contact us by email or call 01227 813400.
Gardner Croft Family Law DepartmentGardner Croft’s Family Department in Canterbury has gained a reputation for providing a very personal service that is sensitive to the upset and trauma that a relationship or family breakdown can cause. Our friendly and sympathetic team will understand your problems and concerns and will help you to try to resolve differences with your partner (where at all possible) and reach solutions that are fair to all members of the family, particularly if you have children. Our team can provide assistance with all areas of family law.
How We Work
We will always attempt to achieve a negotiated settlement but if court proceedings are necessary they will be conducted rigorously on your behalf. The team adhere to Resolution’s code of practice and the Family Law Protocol where possible, seeking a conciliatory approach to minimise disruption and animosity that litigation can cause and to bring about a conclusion that is fair and reasonable to the parties and considers the needs of the children. Key members of the team are trained and experienced in Collaborative Law, a cutting edge alternative method of dispute resolution designed to resolve family conflicts amicably and cost effectively.
Driven by firm Partner Eileen Sutton, our approach is to listen actively to the concerns of our clients and to find a solution which will minimise potential damage and help clients find a constructive way forwards. As part of this, clients obtain:
- Truly objective advice about the option available, to ensure that each client can make the correct choices and consider their future aspirations and those of any children;
- Expert guidance with practitioners who have specialist accreditations and experience of complex and diverse family law matters;
- Tailor-made solutions which recognise thevery individual nature of every case and can embrace the assistance of other experts when needed.
We understand that when clients come to see us, they are often confused, angry and quite frightened. Our aim is to develop an holistic strategy to assist wherever possible. We believe that high quality family lawyers are entrusted to empower clients and build trust with their families rather than destrying it and discouraging ongoing communication. We believe that a cost-effective solution to family problems are often found when practitioners faciliotate discussions rather than controlling them.
"The concept of common law husband and wife does not exist and cohabitees do not have the same rights as married persons."
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