Family & Matrimonial Law

Cunningtons LLP: Specialist Family Lawyers

Cunningtons LLP has a specialist Family Law Department based at its offices in Braintree, Wickford and Chelmsford.

Our team of Family Law solicitors has significant expertise in Family Law and Children Law and we are all members of Resolution. In other words, we are experts at what we do, so you can be sure that the advice you receive is accurate and realistic.

Our experience means we have dealt with all types of opponents – including those who represent themselves and those who are perhaps unrealistic or aggressive.

We are supportive and understanding through what can be a very difficult time in your life and we aim to ensure you understand all of your options before making the best decision for you and your family. Let us help you and give you the future you deserve.

Meet our family law team here.

Our team provide you with reliable and professional advice in relation to:

  • Divorce and Dissolution of civil partnerships;
  • Financial matters arising from a relationship breakdown;
  • Separation Agreements;
  • Co-habitation agreements and advice to unmarried couples;
  • Pre-nuptial & Pre-Registration agreements;
  • Disputes in connection with children (e.g. Contact and Residence);
  • Care proceedings;
  • Protection against domestic violence;
  • Mediation.

Our specialist Family Team is available for appointments Monday to Friday. It is also often possible to arrange early bird, lunchtime, weekend or out-of-hours appointments for family law clients by prior arrangement.
Have a look at our unique Fixed Fee Service which is tailored to give you peace of mind when it comes to your legal costs.

Our Locations

Braintree - 01376 567275

Cunningtons LLP in Great Square and Tofts Walk in Braintree, Essex, is the head office for Cunningtons Solicitors across the UK. Established in 1748, the Braintree head office in Great Square is still in its original offices. This amounts to almost 300 years of Experience and Tradition.

The Senior Partner at Cunningtons’ Braintree office is David Drake. Paul Fenton is the Joint Managing Partner. He, along with Johanna Withams are the residential conveyancing partners at the Braintree practice. They are supported by qualified Solicitors and Licenced Conveyancers.

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Braintree Walk In
Brighton & Hove: 01273 725229
Chelmsford: 01245 264494
Croydon: 0208 688 8446
Ilford: 020 8553 0002
Solihull: 0121 7056868
Wickford: 01268 732268

Family & Matrimonial Legal Services

Cunningtons LLP has been in practice for over 250 years. We have extensive experience in family and matrimonial law. We have a highly experienced and qualified team who are available to help and support you. Select any of the options below for more information. 

Our Family Law Solicitors
Katie Beer: Family Law solicitor at Cunningtons

Katie Beer: Head of Family Law at Cunningtons and is based at our Chelmsford office.

Katie focused on family law both on her law degree and the Legal Practice Course and commenced her professional training with Cunningtons in 2006.  Katie spent the majority of her professional training working in the family law department and gained a great deal of experience dealing with a wide range of family law cases.

Katie qualified into the family law department in 2009 and since then has continued to give practical and realistic advice and support to her clients.  Katie has a no-nonsense approach and is respected for being proactive and professional.

Katie is a member of Resolution and an accredited member of The Law Society Family Panel.

Contact: 01245 264494

DD number: 01245 295511

Email: Katie.beer@cunningtons.co.uk

Katie Beer

Katie Beer: Assistant Family Law Solicitor based in Chelmsford

Katie Beer: Family Law Partner based in Chelmsford

Katie is the Family Law Partner with the firm and is based at our Chelmsford office.

Katie focused on family law both on her law degree and the Legal Practice Course and commenced her professional training with Cunningtons in 2006.  Katie spent the majority of her professional training working in the family law department and gained a great deal of experience dealing with a wide range of family law cases.

Katie qualified into the family law department in 2009 and since then has continued to give practical and realistic advice and support to her clients.  Katie has a no-nonsense approach and is respected for being proactive and professional.

Katie is a member of Resolution and an accredited member of The Law Society Family Panel.

Contact: 01245 264494

DD number: 01245 295511

Email: Katie.beer@cunningtons.co.uk

Louise Paynter

Louise is a Senior Associate with the firm and is based in our Wickford Office. Louise graduated from university in 1996 with an upper second class honours degree and graduated from the Legal Practice Course the following year with Distinction.

Louise undertook her professional training in October 1997 and has specialised in Family Law since she qualified as a solicitor in 1999. Louise is a member of Resolution and is also an accredited member of The Law Society Family Panel and a Resolution trained mediator.

Contact: 01245 295511

louise.paynter@cunningtons.co.uk

Jill Wiggins

Jill Wiggins is a Family Law Solicitor and is based at the Braintree office of Cunningtons.

Jill initially studied French and Spanish at the University of Wales, Swansea before undertaking her Graduate Diploma of Law followed by the Legal Practice Course, which she completed with Distinction.

Jill undertook her professional training in 2010 and qualified in 2012. Jill spent the majority of her professional training working in the family law department and now specialises in family law.

Jill deals with divorce and civil partnership dissolution, financial matters following from a separation and injunctions. Jill has a particular interest in Children Act proceedings, both private and public law.

Contact: 01376 567276

Email: Jill.Wiggins@cunningtons.co.uk

Resolution-accredited family lawyers

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Fixed Fee Family Law Scheme

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Mr D, Biships Stortford
The level of service you and Cunningtons staff provided was 5 star and you will be our first point of call as and when needed.  I am a firm believer of repeat business and I like to treat others the way I like to be treated, you just made the whole process a whole lot easier. On behalf of all of us we thank you so very much and certainly know where to come next time round without hesitation.
Mr D, Biships Stortford December 2016