Our family law team have extensive experience in divorce matters, related financial disputes and children contact issues.

The Family Law department is headed by Mark Hawkins, an experienced solicitor in the firm who specialises in the law relating to Childcare.

Our Family Law team have extensive experience in divorce matters, related financial disputes and children contact issues, including an Accredited Family Law Specialist with Resolution.

Our aim is to provide our clients with a flexible, caring and sympathetic service to suit all their needs, while remaining professional at all times. We want to offer clear, straightforward and uncomplicated legal advice. We can help you to make the right decisions for you and your family.

The firm’s Newark and Mansfield offices hold the Specialist Quality Mark Standard for Family Law awarded by the Legal Services Commission to undertake work under legal aid.

Our range of family law expertise includes:

  • Complex divorce and matrimonial cases involving substantial assets and/or business assets
  • Handling cases involving arbitration
  • Handling cases at all levels
  • Cases requiring emergency relief involving freezing orders and search and find orders, occupational and removal orders.

The department also includes members of the Law Society’s Children Panel, which means we have solicitors qualified to represent children in care proceedings and all aspects of the law relating to children. Our solicitors regularly appear in Family Court contesting cases on behalf of clients and have appeared in the High Court.

Our Newark office offers an initial fixed fee family law meeting for clients seeking advice on separation or divorce. Click here for details.

We also offer a weekly free family law clinic at our Southwell office, which is held every Tuesday evening from 5pm-7pm. No appointment is needed to take advantage of this free verbal consultation.

Meet our family law team

  • Mark Hawkins is a partner at Tallents Solicitors in Mansfield specialising in Children Law and Family Law

    Mark Hawkins

  • Andrew Stout, Partner and Family lawyer

    Andrew Stout

  • Emma Bell joins Tallents Solicitors in Mansfield

    Emma Bell

  • Mathew Derbyshire

  • Natasha Preston works in the Family Law department at Tallents Solicitors in Mansfield

    Natasha Preston

  • Helen Shaw is a family lawyer working at Tallents Solicitors in Mansfield explaining how Resolution can aid low-conflict divorces

    Helen Shaw