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Thinking of Divorce?  Separation Issues? Difficulties seeing your children?  Speak to a specialist divorce and family lawyer  Call us now for a free initial consultation 01525 40 60 30 or use our online enquiry form 

What do we we offer?  

Direct access to a specialist family law barrister without the need to use a solicitor. 
All the services a solicitor provides tailor made for your particular case and budget with the added benefit of expert representation in court should you require it. 
As much or as little intervention as you wish from us, ranging from a full service package from start to finish or one off ‘ad hoc’ advice when you need it. 
Reached agreement on separation or divorce? – we will ensure it is legally binding and protects your position as fully as possible. 
No need to meet face to face if that is your preference; we can deal with all the work via email and telephone including for ex pats living abroad. 
Fixed fees offered so you can budget and know the costs in advance. 
Drafting, written advice, issuing proceedings , instructing experts and dealing directly with the other party, or their solicitors, the court and other agencies including representing you at Court if required. 
Free Initial Consultation - We would be delighted to explain how we can help you, please call us now on 01525 40 60 30 
, email us on or complete our Online Enquiry form 
Why choose us? 
We understand how difficult it can be when a relationship breaks down. We know the legal process and uncertainty of outcome can cause increased anxiety and we offer a supportive yet objective view. We are able to assist in the early stages right through to conclusion and can often accommodate clients who may wish to deal with their matrimonial or family matters outside of normal business hours.  
We can deal with your divorce and matrimonial issues swiftly and in a cost effective way no matter where in England and Wales you and your spouse live and also act for British Nationals living overseas who want their divorce dealt with by the English courts. 
We offer a personal service tailor made for your personal circumstances and budget. You remain in control by being able to refer to us for help and advice as much or as little as you wish, throughout the process or at any stage, and as many times as you need to. 
In family law cases we are often dealing with very delicate issues and people can feel unsure about approaching a lawyer. Offering initial telephone consultations, email contact and transparent fixed fee packages puts our clients at ease from the start and allows them to feel more in control. 
Free Initial Consultation - We would be delighted to explain how we can help you, please call us now on 01525 40 60 30, email us on or complete our Online Enquiry form 
Evening and weekend appointments available on request. 

Request your free initial consultation  or ask us a question 

Barristers are self employed and so generally work in a more flexible way, tailoring their advice, and the way the work is undertaken, to the specific needs of the individual. This can mean considerable savings on legal costs. We can draft documents and provide written advice as well as conducting all aspects of your case including representing you effectively in all levels of court. 
Lisa is a Barrister and member of the Family Law Bar Association. Lisa has specialised in Family Law since qualifying as a Barrister in 1994 and has extensive experience of representing clients in all aspects of divorce, financial matters and cases involving children. Lisa spent a number of years in employed practice before joining one of the leading Family Law Chambers in London where she acted for husbands and wives, parents and grandparents as an advocate in Court and also providing written advice and assistance in negotiations prior to Court hearings.  
As a specialist family advocate Lisa is able to assist clients in understanding the way the Judge is likely to approach their case and the view he or she may take of the evidence before the Court. She is committed to the non-adversarial approach advocated by the family Courts and to the duty on family lawyers to try to negotiate a settlement but also has extensive experience of ‘fighting’ hard for her clients in Court when necessary and appropriate.  
Working as a specialist family law barrister often means coming into a case fairly late on making it harder to have that connection with the client. Clients, understandably, can find it difficult to fully trust a lawyer who has not been involved from the start and often consider using a Barrister to be prohibitively expensive but now direct access allows a Barrister to act for you from the outset without the need to pay a solicitor as the ‘middle man’. 
Our service is built around you, fitting in with working hours, being available out of hours and using technology to ensure the process is speeded up and we will assist as much, or as little, as you wish including providing a ‘managed’ service or simply ‘ad hoc’ face to face or written advice as and when you need it. 
In addition Lisa serves clients who need help in divorce cases with an international element (Expat Divorce) – whether they are expats living abroad and wanting a UK divorce or foreign nationals married and wanting to divorce in this country. 


For divorce advice, family law advice, help with separation and other relationship issues, established in Ampthill, Bedfordshire by Lisa Smith, divorce lawyer dealing with all aspects of family law. 
Since qualifying as a Barrister in 1994 Lisa has specialised in family law representing clients in all aspects of matrimonial law including divorce and separation, cohabitation disputes, child related issues, financial disputes and pre-nuptial arrangements. She has worked locally for many years and also in national law firms and specialist family law Chambers in London. 
"As a Barrister I can advise clients on the legal aspects of their marriage or relationship as any family lawyer would but also have considerable experience of representing clients in Court Proceedings and fighting hard for them when necessary." 
Lisa is a member of both Resolution and the Family Bar Association and, as such, is committed to dealing with matters in a constructive and conciliatory way. "I strive to resolve issues through negotiation and discussion where possible with the aim of reaching a fair and just resolution as painlessly and as cost effectively as possible for my clients" 
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