Family Law

Relationships breaking down and family disputes cause a great deal of heartache for all concerned. At times like this you need expert legal advice and assistance as well as moral support, commitment and understanding.

The Baines Bagguley Penhale Family Law Team, solicitors Barbara Richardson and Nicola Codd, are based at our Niche Family Law Practice at 22 Sun Street, Lancaster. Together Nicola and Barbara have over 30 years experience of advising and representing clients on separation and divorce.

Nicola and Barbara are both members of Resolution, First for Family Law, a group of family lawyers and other professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Resolution members focus on helping you to achieve an outcome that works for you and for the future of your family. You can find out more about the Resolution Code of Practice at\code.

We specialise in the resolution of financial issues including:

  • pension sharing of both final salary schemes and personal pensions
  • transfer and sale of property including development land and farms
  • family businesses and share transfers
  • spousal maintenance
  • child maintenance
  • prenuptial agreements

We will work with your financial adviser and accountant, where necessary, to make sure that your finances are presented clearly and you receive the best advice.

Both Nicola and Barbara are also trained Collaborative Lawyers, able to help couples reach agreed solutions at round table meetings upon issues arising following separation. Click here to view our Resolving Issues Collaboratively page.

Please note that we do not undertake Legal Aid work but we will give a clear indication at the outset of the likely cost and discuss available funding options.