Financial Issues

In the Family Department’s Finance team in Bristol, we have acknowledged expertise in dealing with the financial consequences of relationship breakdown.

We have extensive knowledge and experience of dealing with financial issues. We regularly advise on cases involving:

  • Businesses
  • Farms
  • Limited companies.

We can call on specialist assistance from other professionals, such as accountants and valuers.

We will guide you through the process of resolving the financial issues that have arisen from your relationship’s breakdown. To help resolve things in the way that suits you best, we will discuss the options available with you, including:

  • Collaborative process
  • Written negotiations
  • Round-table meetings
  • Court proceedings

If court proceedings are necessary, we will guide you through them and explain how the different steps of the court timetable assist you with moving your case forward to settlement.

We have extensive links with specialist barristers, who we bring in to assist when appropriate. We also regularly deal with applications made on behalf of the children of unmarried couples for financial provision to cover accommodation, transport, education and general support.

We offer fixed-fee services in relation to financial remedy. Contact us for more information.


When couples divorce, the court has power to share pensions between them. Pensions legislation is complex. Therefore, we are here to guide you through the various options that may be available to you, including:

  • Sharing orders
  • Attachment orders
  • Off-setting other assets in return for forgoing all or part of a pension sharing order

We can call on specialist assistance from a carefully selected panel of Independent Financial Advisers and pension actuaries who specialise in divorce cases.

Useful links

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

Our Experts

Philippa Morgan

Philippa Morgan

Head of Family Law

Email: [email protected]

Direct Dial: 0117 904 5923

Iona Phillips

Partner/ Deputy Group Leader: Family Law

Email: [email protected]

Direct Dial: 0117 904 5878

Carol Chrisfield

Family Law Solicitor

Email: [email protected]

Direct Dial: 0117 904 5958

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