Reflecting on the current Covid-19 situation, our Head of Family Law Nicola Coppinger says:

“This is a challenging time for everyone, but particularly for couples and families who were already experiencing issues and difficulties. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, families are now faced with added financial burdens, childcare issues as a result of school closures, and tight restrictions on movement which has increased the periods of time they all have to spend together. All of these additional factors will put greater pressures and tensions on fragile relationships. Sadly such difficult times will likely lead to an increase in the number of relationships which irretrievably breakdown.”

Whether you are already going through the separation process or are contemplating separating from your partner or spouse, our Family Lawyers can provide advice on your legal rights and responsibilities. We aim to reassure our clients and support them in making difficult decisions.

Whilst we are unable to offer face to face appointments at the present time, our family lawyers are working remotely from home and are just a phone call or email away. We are able to tailor our approach to meet your specific needs as we understand that current living arrangements could make virtual meetings challenging for some clients. We still offer free half hour meetings and reduced fee first meetings.

Please telephone King Street Solicitors LLP and ask to speak to one of our Family Lawyers on 01924 332395 or email your query to

If you know a family member or friend who may need some advice – share our details with them.