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Garside and Hoy Solicitors

Garside and Hoy Solicitors
21/23 The Bridge Wealdstone
Harrow
Middlesex
HA3 5AG

Email: Bernadette.Hoy@Garsideandhoy.co.uk
Website: www.garsideandhoy.co.uk/practice-areas/family-law/
Contact: Bernadette Hoy

Telephone: 0208 427 5656
Fax: 0208 4271121



Geographical areas covered: London, Middlesex, Hillingdon, Brent and Hertfordshire and national

Legal aid: No
Mediation: Yes
Collaborative law: Yes
Disabled access: Yes

Head of Family team: Bernadette Hoy
Family team members: Bernadette Hoy
Resolution members: Bernadette Hoy
Resolution areas of expertise: Children Law Private and Advanced Financial provision
Specialist panel memberships: Bernadette Hoy is an accredited Member of Resolution and a Member of the Law Society Family Law Panel and a trained collaborative lawyer. She is also a trained mediator.

Other departments: Probate, Conveyancing, Wills and Care of the Elderly

About us

As a leading family law firm, we act for a wide variety of clients, giving accurate and up-to-the-minute legal advice in a clear and easily understandable way.

Every single client is important to us and we treat each in the same way. Right from the outset, we are committed to:

  • Making sure we thoroughly understand your needs
  • Providing you with clear, concise and comprehensive advice
  • Being available when you need us
  • Staying up-to-date with the latest legal developments
  • Working as efficiently as possible to keep costs down
  • Giving you an estimate of our costs and/or details of our fixed costs at the start

What we do
The decision to divorce or separate is always difficult and it is important to obtain professional legal advice from the start. At Garside & Hoy, our first step is always to listen to you and to find out as much as possible about your situation.

We can then support you as you decide between the different options should you wish to proceed. If you have made the painful decision to separate or divorce, we believe that reaching an agreement without going to court, either by Mediation or Collaboration, is the best option for all concerned, particularly if there are children involved. The good news is that from a purely practical point of view, this is often more efficient too, taking less time and therefore costing less. However, we do recognise that in urgent matters, such as one partner selling assets, the abduction of a child, and particularly in cases involving domestic violence, robust and decisive action is required. In any of these events, we advise you to make an urgent application to the Courts so that your position is protected.

We follow the Law Society Family Law Protocol as best practice and we will always discuss all your options and their costs so that you can reach the best possible agreement. In addition, please note that as members of Resolution, we are committed to a constructive and non-confrontational approach to divorce and separation.

We can advise you on the following.

  • Divorce proceedings (uncontested and defended)
  • Financial settlements and proceedings (asset division and maintenance)
  • Children Act proceedings (residence/contact and prohibited steps orders)
  • Cohabitation disputes
  • Separation agreements
  • Domestic violence including urgent applications
  • Prenuptial agreements

We offer an initial fixed fee meeting. At that meeting we will discuss costs with you and provide you with an estimate of our fees. Our charges are calculated on the basis of how much time we spend. The rate charged is in accordance with experience and is competitive. When we invoice you we set out the amount of time that we spend so our charging is transparent. Our Terms of Business sets out details of how our charges our calculated.

Which way now?
If you have made the painful decision to separate or divorce, we believe that reaching an agreement without going to court, either by Mediation or Collaboration (below), is the best option for all concerned, particularly if there are children involved. The good news is that from a purely practical point of view, this is often more efficient too, taking less time and therefore costing less.

However, we do recognise that in urgent matters, such as one partner selling assets, the abduction of a child, and particularly in cases involving domestic violence, robust and decisive action is required.

In any of these events, we advise you to make an urgent application to the Courts so that your position is protected.

See our website at www.garsideandhoy.co.uk for more details

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