The family law team at Slater Heelis are experts in advising all families and individuals on legal matters, from same-sex family disputes and financial settlements to co-habiting agreements and arrangements for children.
After a long period of sustained inequality, LGBT couples now have the same rights to marriage, divorce, arrangements for children, and financial settlements as heterosexual couples. Despite this, many in the LGBT community are understandably concerned as to how the law will affect their particular situation, bearing in mind that no two families are ever alike.
At Slater Heelis, our solicitors draw on years of experience supporting LGBT+ communities with a full range of family law services, including divorce, financial settlements, mediation, cohabitation disputes, arrangements for children, and domestic abuse. Our commitment to staying at the cutting edge of legal developments, and our progressive and inclusive approach to client care, have always been hallmarks of our firm. We take pride in what we do, how we work, and providing clear and cost‐effective advice at every turn. This ensures we’re able to provide the best possible service for each and every client we represent.
We work closely with the LGBT Foundation in Manchester to provide a legal clinic for those seeking clear and cost-effective legal advice. All of our family law solicitors are also accredited members of Resolution ‐ the national body of family law experts committed to resolving family law issues in a respectful and constructive way. We approach the challenges facing LGBT families in a pragmatic way.
Proud to serve our community
We have been supporting the legal needs of the LGBT communities in Greater Manchester and Cheshire for many years. So whether you’re facing a specific legal issue or simply wish to see what your options are, we’re always on hand to talk through the challenges you’re facing.
Our family law team
Mark Heptinstall oversees our family law team and is recognised by the prestigious legal directories Chambers and Legal 500 as one of the leading family law solicitors in the North West. He’s supported by two accredited experts in private children work and financial matters, Phillip Rhodes and Patricia Robinson, as well as a close‐knit team of mediators and collaborative law specialists. If you would like to know more about how we can help you, contact us on 0161 969 3131 to speak to one of our experienced family solicitors.
Meet Our Family Law Team
Our specialists in LGBT law are on hand to help you…
members on 0161 969 3131
- Mark Heptinstall Partner & Head of Family
- Phillip Rhodes Partner
- Patricia Robinson Partner
- Kim Aucott Consultant Solicitor
- Claire Higham Solicitor
- David Wilkinson Solicitor
- Eluned Roberts Solicitor
- Rebecca Lang Associate Solicitor
- Rebecca Muirhead Associate Solicitor
- Gabriella Basiuk Paralegal
- Joanne Taylor Associate CILEx Lawyer
- Lisa Woodworth Paralegal
- Charlotte Beck Partner
- Rachel Mason Paralegal