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Family Law Solicitors

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Let us introduce ourselves

SH Family Law Ltd. has been established since 2009, and has built up an enviable reputation for providing a first-class service in all areas of Family Law.

We are a small firm (two solicitors), meaning we are able to provide all of our clients with a comprehensive, personal service.

We are based in Hanam, Bristol – however we have had clients from all over the country.

We specialise exclusively in all matters arising from the breakdown of a relationship - including marriage, civil partnerships, co-habitation etc…

Our fees are very competitive, and we are happy to provide a range of flexible options to suit you  – including a fixed fee solution. We will tailor-make a fee plan to suit your individual requirements – so please feel free to call for expert advice and we would be happy to discuss costs.


Sue Halligan – Partner (Solicitor)


Children Law Private                             Resolution                                                    

Advanced Financial Provision II           Resolution


I have achieved academic and professional success through desire to learn, extreme resilience and a strong work ethic. Following the birth of my children I decided to make a change to positively affect our lives and my career. I am an accredited solicitor who has specialised in family law for over 12 years.

We have decided that since we work in family law, family is the key.  We can offer the same service at considerably lower rates than most High Street practices.


About us

Sarah Hickinbotham - Partner (Solicitor)


Advanced Financial Provision          Resolution                                                    

Domestic Violence                            Resolution


Following University I spent 5 years as a Police Officer with Avon & Somerset Constabulary before deciding to train as a Solicitor.  I qualified as a Solicitor in 1994 and have since this time specialised exclusively in family law.  I became an accredited member of Resolution in 2006.


I am committed to trying to resolve disputes which arise within a family setting in a sensitive manner, keeping the channels of communications, however weak those may be, open and providing individuals with the information they need to make the choices which best suit them and their family. This ensures that the individual remains in control of the process rather than being driven by the legal profession and legal system.

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