Family Law Team

Clarkson Hirst Solicitors Limited

Our family law team will see you for a free initial 30 minute interview at our Barrow and Kendal office and for a free initial interview at our Lancaster office.

Charlotte Bamber

Charlotte Bamber is a Director and Head of our Family Department.

Having qualified as a solicitor in 2009 Charlotte has gained a wealth of experience in all aspects of family law; she will deal with your matter skilfully and sensitively. Charlotte has gained accreditation as both an expert family solicitor and as a children panel member; as such you can be reassured that you will receive the very best advice and help from Charlotte as she is recognised as an expert in the field of family law.

The law society say

“Our accredited family lawyers are experts who can give you legal advice on issues such as:

  • Marriage
  • Separation
  • Divorce
  • Arrangements for children
  • Adoption

They understand that family issues can be personal and sometimes difficult. They’re committed to dealing with each case thoughtfully and sensitively.”

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Charlotte Bamber has also been awarded the Law Society Children Law Accreditation, a recognised quality standard for practitioners representing children in children law proceedings. Charlotte specialises in care proceedings.

Lydia Wood LLB.

Lydia qualified as a solicitor on 02/11/2020 and is a family solicitor who practises in all areas of family law. Lydia’s specialist area of law is children law dealing with child arrangements and disputes between parents over arrangements for the children.

Charlotte Dorrington LLB. MLaw

Charlotte qualified as a solicitor on 4/07/2024 and is a family solicitor who practises in all areas of family law. Charlotte’s specialist area of law is divorce and resolving financial aspects of divorce.