Resources: Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire & Cotswolds

The Resolution website has a wealth of information and advice for anyone considering divorce or separation.  In particular they have extremely helpful pages for parents and you can download factsheets on a variety of topics from the website.

Child Maintenance Service: For information about maintenance for children including a helpful maintenance calculator.

Relate: Information and advice on relationship issues, including help to support children through family change

National Family Mediation: For information about mediation

IFLA: Institute of Family Law Arbitration – for information about family law arbitration as an alternative to court

It is now a requirement that you attempt mediation prior to making an application to the court.

If you need any help or advice on property related matters – perhaps you are selling your home or transferring it into the name of one party – then we would refer you to our colleague in Banbury Toni Peppard.

For areas of law that Cotswold Family Law does not cover, such as company, commercial or civil litigation, property, lasting powers or attorney, wills and probate and landlord and tenant and employment, we would refer you to Hancocks, our colleagues in Banbury contactable via 01295 253211 or email them.

Other agencies which may be helpful for you:-

Women’s Aid: For information for the support of victims of domestic violence

Childline: For information about the protection of children

Grandparents Plus: For information and support for Grandparents

For other information regarding counselling see The Counselling Directory

The Law Society: Our professional body.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority.  The SRA’s address is Ipsley Court, Berrington Close, Redditch B98 0TD.  Telephone: 0870 606 2555.  A copy of the SRA rules can be found on their website:

Clients not satisfied with the way in which we dealt with a complaint can also make a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman.  The Legal Ombudsman website is  Their address is PO Box 15870, Birmingham B30 9EB.  Telephone: 0300 555 0333.