AB Family Law has a different business approach which sets it apart from almost every other law firm in England and Wales. By using hi-end technology our highly experienced team choose their own working environment while seamlessly being able to communicate with clients at all times. The utilisation of an excellent management system and streamlined procedures avoids many of the day-to-day administrative duties which plague modern lawyers.
Consequently, we are able to give more of our time to advising, helping and communicating with clients. You can expect to receive expert and high quality legal advice, the same as in any of the top law firms. The benefit to you is that you do not have to pay towards the high overheads that come with utilising expensive offices. The costs savings are passed on to you in the form of an extremely reasonable and value for money fee structure.
You will find that we provide modern, and very affordable legal services. You can ask us to help you with as much or as little of your matter as you wish. You will only pay for what we do. Do you want help with drafting a divorce petition or with resolving the financial side of your separation/divorce? Do you just want some sound, understanding and focused advice on your legal position? Do you want an experienced, high-quality solicitor to represent you in Court where you have been acting in person? Alternatively, do you want us to deal with the whole case on your behalf? We offer a complete service if you require it. We can deal with any or all of the above to meet your individual circumstances.
Just ask us to help and we will. At all stages, you will receive clear advice on the strategy we recommend. You can be assured the cost of our services will be agreed with you in advance. You have our assurance that we will be committed to resolving your family law problems by negotiation, conciliation and cost-effectively wherever possible. You will receive an individual, bespoke service aimed at getting the best possible outcome.
Your confidentiality will be assured and respected at all times and you can rely on our total discretion.
Adrian is a Law Honours Graduate from Durham University and admitted as a Solicitor in 1977. His initial training and early years of qualification were with a specialist Company/Commercial firm where he quickly took responsibility for complex corporate matters as well as acting in litigious disputes involving the construction of the North Sea Oil Fields. This was highly complex work involving very often metallurgist’s reports and the ability to absorb technical information very quickly.
He remained working in the field of Company and Commercial Law for a number of years and his cases involved the sale of a national newspaper, the sale of a leading manufacturer in the world of sport as well as disposing of a major hotel chain involving over 50 luxury hotels. This work involved coming against some of the largest firms in the City of London. He has retained a very good knowledge of Company Law and Company Taxation which has stood him in good stead in becoming one of the region’s leading divorce lawyers.
In the mid-1990s Adrian changed from being a Company/Commercial Lawyer into his current expert field of Family Law. He has large experience of complex divorce financial matters especially those involving family companies and family Trusts both national and international. He enjoys a nationwide practice as well as having international clients who seek him for his divorce financial expertise. Adrian is also highly experienced in the field of Private Child Law and can honestly say that he has never once failed to obtain contact for a father with a child and he has had some notable successes over the years.
Adrian’s practice now encompasses Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney as well as all aspects of Trusts to include Asset Protection Trusts and assisting high net worth individuals with Tax Planning. These plus his divorce work now represent the core business of AB Family Law.
He is fearless in his representation of clients while understanding the wisdom and common sense of settling matters satisfactorily at as early a stage as possible. In Court he is known to be a fearsome opponent representing clients and achieving the best possible outcome on their behalf. There cannot be many solicitors who, after a particularly noteworthy excellent result for a client, benefitted from a police escort out of a South Wales Valley town! He has an excellent understanding of many aspects of law which greatly aids his divorce and finances practice as that often assist in achieving a fair and just financial settlement because to do so often involves a knowledge of Land Law, Trusts, Taxation, Company structures and the true valuation of family businesses.
Having gained an Honours Degree by studying from home when her children were young, Alison returned to full-time working and fell into legal work quite by chance. She gained a position as a Legal Secretary with a local firm of solicitors and she has no doubt that it was the Degree that gave her the role.
She found matrimonial matters just fell into place and her previous experience before children of working in banks and financial institutions gave her a good grasp of the financial issues of clients divorcing. Within a couple of years Alison had changed firms and within a short time had taken on a full-time fee earning role with her own caseload.
Alison now has over 20 years experience with divorce and matrimonial financial matters and has become a Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals. Her legal knowledge is extremely good and she possesses an excellent eye for detail with an understanding of what would be a fair and sensible settlement.
Often her analysis has been accurately undertaken and expressed before solicitors representing the other party have carried out this task.
As well as dealing with her own caseload, Alison also assists our Principal, Adrian Bressington, with cases of a more complex nature.
Alison is also a founder member of AB Family Law and so has been with the firm from its beginning.