Advoca is a specialist division of Lyons Davidson whose lawyers are dedicated to offering advice on family law services, child law services, domestic abuse and forced marriage. Set up in 2012, Advoca was set up to allow us to devote the specialist care and attention needed to help people deal with what may be a very difficult and challenging time, after family breakdown.

Our knowledge and expertise enable us to assist and advise on a wide range of issues, including arrangements for children upon the breakdown of a relationship.

Issues involving children are not restricted to parents and we often advise grandparents about contact and Special Guardianship Orders.

All of the team are based in Bristol and are members of Resolution. They are dedicated to taking a non-confrontational approach to family law wherever possible. The Advoca team is:

For more information, please get in touch.

“Iona Phillips was brilliant.  Always very helpful advice and dealt with me with appropriate sensitivity and tact.”

“Everyone dealing with my case including assistants were very competent and professional.”

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Our Experts

Iona Phillips

Partner/ Deputy Group Leader: Family Law


Direct Dial: 0117 904 5878

Donna Cummins

Family Law Principal Associate


Direct Dial: 0117 904 2391

Charlotte Mason

FCILEx advocate


Direct Dial: 0117 904 5879

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