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About this site

This site has been created by a group of family lawyers based in Bristol, with the support of the Designated Family Judge for the area, His Honour Judge Wildblood QC. It is not an official site of Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service or the Judiciary.

The site is aimed at people who are involved in or may be involved in a case in the Family Court in this area (Bristol, Weston, Gloucester and Bath). It sets out the range of help that is available locally, and provides basic information about how the Family Court works.

The site is mainly aimed at the sorts of cases where parents can’t agree on arrangements for their children after separation, or where separating couples are trying to sort out their financial arrangements, but there is also information that will be useful to people involved in cases brought to court by social services because of child protection concerns.

Nothing on this site is intended to be legal advice and you should not treat it as legal advice. We’ve linked to sites that we think will be useful and reliable but we can’t guarantee they will be up to date or accurate.

The site is generously sponsored by Family Law Solicitors Simpson Millar LLP and hosted at a reduced rate by Cider Cafe. UWE Bristol Law School have generously offered sponsorship towards the production of leaflets and posters. If your organisation would like to sponsor the site please contact

Small donations are welcome – we need funds to produce printed publicity material to put in libraries and Childrens’ Centres so that people can find out about the site. Any surplus funds will be applied to family justice related initiatives locally.

Website Team :

Fiona Farquhar, Albion Chambers

Erinna Foley-Fisher, Albion Chambers

Paul Foster, Family Law Solicitors Simpson Millar LLP

Sarah Jennings, 3 Paper Buildings

Sarah Phillimore, St John’s Chambers

Lucy Reed, St John’s Chambers

Ian Thompson, UWE Bristol Law School