Local Solicitors for Local People

01942 20 60 60

Family Law

Gillian Lavelle is Head of the Department and Partner of the firm along with Megan Brookfield who is a Trainee Solicitor experienced in family law.  Gillian & Megan offer assistance in all areas of private family law (as shown below). Please see our “meet the team” page for more information regarding our family solicitors.

We are well aware of the fact that you need to  be comfortable with and confident in the solicitor that is advising you in the most highly distressing and emotional times in your life. You can rest assured that our family team are specialised and here to help guide you through this process.

We offer 30 minutes FREE no obligation initial advice appointments.

We are able to provide advice on the following areas of private law:

  • Children
  • Divorce
  • Finances
  • Enforcement or Variation of a Financial Order
  • Cohabitation / Unmarried Property Disputes
  • Separation Agreements
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Non-Molestation Orders (i.e. Injunctions / Domestic Abuse)
  • Occupation Orders (an order to regulate who should live at the family home)

Further, Gillian is a member of Resolution which means that she is a family lawyers committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes.  Resolution members follow a Code of Practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems.  Members encourage solutions that consider the needs of the whole family and in particular the best interests of the children.


We understand that costs can be quite expensive and therefore we offer fixed fees and payment plans to assist those struggling to meet the payments upfront.

Contact us today for a general chat to determine how best to progress your case.

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McCarthy Bennett Solicitors LLP
trading as MBH Solicitors

26 Bridgeman Terrace, Wigan WN1 1TD

01942 206060

01942 200505

Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. SRA No. 810716

This firm maintains professional indemnity insurance in accordance with the rules of the Solicitors Regulation Authority

Details of the insurers and the territorial coverage of the policy are available for inspection at our offices.