January is the most common time of year for relationship breakdown and separation. It is thought this is due to the stress of the holiday period and ‘trying to keep the peace’ through this time finally cracks. Of course, this year the covid-19 pandemic and prolonged lockdown periods have only increased the strain on many relationships and marriages.Family Mediation Week is a reminder to all family lawyers that this form of dispute resolution must be considered by all separating couples, and to ensure that more people are informed about its benefits.Here are some commonly asked questions about mediation:What is Mediation?Mediation is a voluntary process where the couple can discuss with a view to agreeing their arrangements (whether child or financial) in a safe space controlled...
Russell & Russell would like to confirm that during the national Covid-19 restrictions from 5 November our offices will be closed to the public. Please contact us by email, phone or through our online enquiry page. In person appointments are only available when absolutely necessary and by prior appointment so we can minimise the risks and keep each other safe. Read more about the actions we are taking to comply with government guidelines.
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We specialise in residential conveyancing; family matters, such as divorce, finances and children law; wills and probate administration as well as personal injury litigation. We also act for clients who require a criminal defence solicitor as well as businesses needing advice on commercial property law.
Our offices are based in Bolton, Chester, Atherton, Farnworth, Horwich, Middleton and Bury. We have a number of specialist accreditations across each practice area and operate to the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark, Lexcel.