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Going through a family break-up? Let Laceys help, whatever the situation.

2nd July 2020 by Jonathan Talbot

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If you are facing the stress of a relationship breakdown you need a legal representative on your side who you can trust to provide sound, quality advice to get you through the experience as quickly and painlessly as possible.

We are confident Laceys family specialists deliver the service that best meets your situation, and here are the main reasons why.

You choose how to manage your separation

At Laceys we offer many different ways to resolve issues, from settlement out of court by discussion in mediation and collaborative law to legal negotiation and representation in court, and we will work with you to guide to the best route for your particular situation.

Our lawyers follow the Resolution Code of Practice

Promoting a constructive approach to family issues, we consider the needs of the whole family, in particular the best interests of children.

Our mediators follow the Family Mediator Association Code of Practice

Supporting those involved in family breakdown, with impartial advice to assist them to communicate better with one another and reach their own agreed and informed decisions concerning some, or all, of the issues relating to separation, divorce, children, finance or property by negotiation.

We offer Legal Aid

We can assess you to see if you , or your ex-partner, are eligible for Legal Aid which can help pay towards Family Mediation legal advice if you are unable to afford it and for assistance in cases of domestic abuse or child protection where social services are involved.

Quality and Accreditations

As well as having a wealth of experience behind them, our family lawyers are members of the Law Society’s  “Family Law “ and separate ‘Children Law” panels, an accreditation recognising our expertise and understanding to deal with sensitive and difficult issues.  Our mediators have special qualification for handling consultation with children in the course of mediation to allow the voice of the child to be heard by their parents if the child wishes this to be done.

Clients vouch for us!

Don’t just take our word for it. Here is what some of our existing clients say about us;

“In what was a very difficult situation, Kenneth gave both parties professional and unbiased advice and despite my reservations at the beginning we were able to meet a resolution.” Nikki Hale

“I was treated with respect and patience and listened to as to how I felt which enabled me to come to the right decision about my problem.” Jacqueline Hatch

“Jonathan Talbot explained the process and how things would proceed. He was very patient allowing us time to understand and adapt to our new situation. Legal language can be quite difficult to understand and he would explain what it meant and how it would impact.” Rae Fredrick

“Gemma was an absolute delight to work with. She was kind, patient and thorough, throughout the entire process addressing all concerns no matter how minute and clarifying all the details. We felt she truly cared about us.” Jenn Shaller

If you would like any further advice on family matters please contact either our Mediation department on 01202 721822 or or our Family department on 01202 755980 or


Jonathan Talbot

Partner — Family

Direct dial: 01202 377844


Jonathan Talbot
  • “Jonathan has been amazing at helping me get a resolution with my ex-husband. He was a great listener when I was getting very upset about clauses in our old divorce agreement that were not being adhered to and reacted really quickly with a letter and support. I would not hesitate to ask Jonathan for help again but please excuse me if I hope that doesn’t happen for a while as we all know dealing with ex's is never much fun! Thank you Jonathan.”

    Sharron Davies, MBE

  • “Very happy with how you dealt with my case. Many thanks for your help and advice from Mr Talbot and his secretary.”

    Jan Saad

  • “Jonathan Talbot explained the process and how things would proceed. He was very patient allowing us time to understand and adapt to our new situation. Legal language can be quite difficult to understand and he would explain what it meant and how it would impact.”

    Rae Frederick

  • “I always use Laceys for my legal work, I feel able to talk to them and I know they listen. They have always been professional and kind.”

    Dawn Aston

  • “I’d like to extend heartfelt thanks to you and Shannon for helping me through this difficult time, I am really very appreciative to have had you on my team this year, you’ve been an enormous support. ”

    Mrs W

Jonathan heads up Laceys family department with over 30 years experience in Family Law.

He specialises in Family and Relationship Breakdowns, Financial Remedies, Collaborative Law and International Family Law.

Jonathan has a exceptional caring nature and will always strive to find solutions to family issues outside of the court if at all possible.

Outside of work Jonathan likes to keep himself busy by competing in Ironman 70.3’s when he gets the chance – which are no easy feat at having to complete a 1.2 mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride, and then a 13.1 mile run each race!

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