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What our top divorce lawyers and family law solicitors serving Bristol can offer you

Vardags team of top divorce lawyers provide our clients in Bristol with the highest quality legal support, our solicitors ensure the best chance of achieving a positive result. We strive to provide a service that is both compassionate and the very best in terms of quality.

Our award-winning divorce lawyers and family law solicitors for Bristol specialise in:

The importance of acting first

Filing a divorce petition first can give you the legal edge over your spouse, ensuring that our top divorce lawyers deliver the best outcome for you and your family. If you think you may need our help, dont delay. Contact Vardags before your spouse does.

VARDAGS Bristol

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YOUR NEAREST FAMILY COURT:
Bristol County Court
2 Redcliff Street
Bristol
BS1 6GR
0117 366 4800

DIRECTIONS

Bristol County Court is situated just off the A4044. For those driving, there is lots of parking across the city, including Just Park which is 0.3 miles from the court. If arriving by train, the court is accessible with Taxi’s and busses. 

Our divorce services in Bristol

Bristol is home to a growing number of ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) individuals and families who have amassed significant wealth, with affluent suburbs including Clifton, Cotham and Redland. ​​​​Our offering in Bristol promises to clients our utmost diligence, discretion and care when dealing with their case. Our best-in-class solicitors, regarded as one of the finest legal teams by Mr Justice Peel, unwaveringly go the extra mile in each and every matter that we deal with, regardless of the situation at hand, advising on the full ambit of family law matters as well as property and reputation and privacy issues.  At Vardags, we also understand that any legal case can be mentally taxing, which is why our leading solicitors endeavour to support you as holistically as possible, providing realistic advice while making your objectives, aims, and needs a top priority.

Vardags represents clients who are part of wealthy families. We act equally for those seeking to protect their assets and those fighting for their fair share. We specialise in large and complex divorce cases including those involving private companies, property empires, trusts, international/hidden assets and investments.

The list below is only a guide and once contacted by one of our highly trained Client Relations Specialists, the most appropriate lawyer will be allocated to you, taking into account your specific circumstances and particular needs.

 

OUR TOP DIVORCE SOLICITORS SERVING BRISTOL

Ayesha Vardag Founder & President Divorce & Family

Ayesha Vardag

Founder & President
Bristol Serves clients in Bristol and the surrounding areas
A DIVORCE LAWYER WIDELY REGARDED AS ONE OF THE WORLDS BEST
The Metro
“Britain's top divorce lawyer” Ayesha Vardag rose to fame for winning the landmark Supreme Court case of Radmacher v Granatino in 2010, changing the law to...
Simon McKirgan Senior Partner Divorce Lawyer Vardags

Simon McKirgan

Senior Partner - Divorce & Family
Bristol Serves clients in Bristol and the surrounding areas
[SIMON MCKIRGAN IS] IMMENSELY SKILLED AND WORKS FORMIDABLY HARD.
Legal 500
Simon McKirgan is Senior Director at Vardags and a top international divorce lawyer, with experience in representing individuals or their spouses/partners from commercial,...
Emma Gill Regional Vardags Managing Partner Manchester Divorce & Family

Emma Gill

Regional Managing Partner - Head of Manchester
Bristol Serves clients in Bristol and the surrounding areas
EMMA GILL IS QUITE SIMPLY THE BEST MATRIMONIAL LAWYER IN THE NORTH.
Legal 500
The "ferociously bright" (Legal 500) Emma Gill specialises in divorce and matrimonial finance. She is known for her legal insight, dedication and tireless...
David Lister

David Lister

Senior Partner - Divorce & Family
Bristol Serves clients in Bristol and the surrounding areas
BRILLIANT [WITH A] REAL SPARK WHICH CLIENTS LOVE
Legal 500
David is a Senior Partner at Vardags. With over 35 years of experience at the forefront of the profession, David’s practice comprises a wide ambit of family law...

Robert Hines

Partner - Divorce & Family
Bristol Serves clients in Bristol and the surrounding areas
ROB IS AN EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD LAWYER. HE HAS A HUGE BRAIN AND THUS WITH A MORE TECHNICAL CASE HE...
Legal 500
Robert Hines is a Partner at Vardags, advising on all aspects of family law particularly cases involving contentious or strategic planning elements. Robert has...

Hannah Best

Associate
Bristol Serves clients in Bristol and the surrounding areas
THE ADVICE AND LEVEL OF SERVICE IT OFFERS IS UNPARALLELED
Legal 500
Hannah is an Associate at Vardags. Although Hannah works on all aspects of family law, she has a particular interest in complex financial disputes, trusts,...
Lucy Williams  Vardags Partner Divorce & Family

Lucy Bolton

Partner - Divorce & Family
Bristol Serves clients in Bristol and the surrounding areas
LUCY WILLIAMS IS LOVED BY CLIENTS AND COUNSEL
Legal 500
Lucy is experienced in advising on all matters arising out of divorce and separation, and is experienced in the complex issues that arise with high net worth clients, with...
Annemarie Bradley Vardags Senior Partner Divorce & Family

Annemarie Bradley

Partner - Divorce & Family
Bristol Serves clients in Bristol and the surrounding areas
ANNEMARIE IS COMMITTED TO HER CLIENTS AND WILL HAPPILY GO THE EXTRA MILE FOR THEM.
Legal 500
Annemarie regularly acts for business men and women, high earning self-employed consultants, professionals, sports personalities and their families. ...
Maria Fiorito Vardags Associate Family Law

Maria Fiorito

Associate — Dual Qualified (Italy)
Bristol Serves clients in Bristol and the surrounding areas
I WOULD WHOLEHEARTEDLY ENDORSE YOUR SERVICES TO ANYONE FACING A BREAKDOWN IN THEIR MARRIAGE.
Client
Maria is an Italian Avvocato qualified to practise law in Italy and a solicitor qualified to practice law in England, and Wales, having successfully...
Natalie Bruce Vardags Associate Family Law

Natalie Bruce

Associate
Bristol Serves clients in Bristol and the surrounding areas
IVE BEEN SO IMPRESSED WITH THE COMPLETE PROFESSIONALISM WITH WHICH MY CASE HAS BEEN HANDLED.
Client
Natalie advises clients on a wide variety of family law issues, with a particular focus on children matters and divorce and financial matters. Natalie also has extensive...
Nicola Hale Vardags Senior Associate Divorce & Family

Nicola Corrie

Senior Associate
Bristol Serves clients in Bristol and the surrounding areas
MY TEAM OF VICKI AND NICOLA WERE SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST LAWYERS.
Client
Nikki already has a wealth of experience as a Senior Associate, with ten years’ exclusive focus on family law. She is a well-respected family law practitioner,...
Reece Johnson Vardags Associate

Reece Johnson

Senior Associate
Bristol Serves clients in Bristol and the surrounding areas
I AM REALLY VERY GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT - IT IS INVALUABLE.
Client
Reece is a highly regarded associate in the firm, specialising in family and children law matters, with a particular focus on high value financial and complex cases....
Kate Kempster Vardags Associate Family

Kate Kempster

Senior Associate
Bristol Serves clients in Bristol and the surrounding areas
ANNEMARIE AND KATE WERE AMAZING AT TAKING THE HEAT OUT OF WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN A NASTY CASE.
Client
Kate is an Associate in the family department at the Manchester office and has developed a strong reputation as an active member of the team with a varied case load and...
Rebecca Fenner Vardags Associate Family, Divorce & Children

Rebecca Fenner

Associate
Bristol Serves clients in Bristol and the surrounding areas
REBECCA HAS PRACTICED ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY IN FAMILY LAW THROUGHOUT HER CAREER.
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Rebecca is an Associate in the family department in the Cambridge office and has a strong reputation in the local community as a highly competent, empathetic and personable...
Gareth Curtis Vardags Partner Divorce & Family

Gareth Curtis

Partner - Divorce & Family
Bristol Serves clients in Bristol and the surrounding areas
YOUR LEGAL TACTICS ARE BY FAR THE BEST.
Legal 500
Gareth Curtis is a Partner at Vardags, advising on the full spectrum of family law issues, with particular experience in financial remedy cases as well as financial...

Anna Jones

Associate Solicitor
Bristol Serves clients in Bristol and the surrounding areas
ANNA HAS ALWAYS BEEN EASY TO CONTACT, AVAILABLE FOR A CALL OR VISIT WHENEVER REQUIRED. ANNAS...
Legal 500
Anna is an Associate at Vardags.

Other members of our team that may be involved in your case

Alex McCready Vardags Partner Head of Reputation & Privaacy

Alex McCready

Partner - Head of Reputation and Privacy
Bristol Serves clients in Bristol and the surrounding areas
Our Head of Reputation and Privacy, Alex McCready, can assist clients during their case where there are issues of reputation and privacy, particularly for high net worth or...
Katherine Danby Vardags Partner Head of Financial Forensics

Katharine Danby

Partner — Head of Financial Forensics
Bristol Serves clients in Bristol and the surrounding areas
In cases involving complicated financial structures and arrangements, our Head of Financial Forensics, Katharine Anderson, can offer support to the family law team on your...
Caroline Graham Vardags Corporate Consultant

Caroline Graham

Corporate Consultant
Bristol Serves clients in Bristol and the surrounding areas
If there is a business that is part of the marital assets under consideration, our Corporate Consultant, Caroline Graham, can provide assistance in relation to technical...

WE ARE READY TO HELP

We offer a free consultation to suitable clients, typically those where the family's net assets are in excess of £1m or the combined income is in excess of £150,000

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Family Law Fact: Divorce based on Five Years’ Separation

Please note that the following guide only applies to divorces started before 4pm on 5th April 2022. For divorces after this date, no fault divorce now applies.

Please note that the following guide only applies to divorces started before 4pm on 5th April 2022. For divorces after this date, no fault divorce now applies.

A couple is allowed to divorce once they have been married for at least a year and it can be shown that the marriage has irretrievably broken down. There are five facts that can be used to evidence the breakdown of the marriage:

  • Adultery
  • Unreasonable behaviour
  • Desertion
  • Separation for two years with consent
  • Separation for five years without consent

What are the requirements for five years separation?

The court has to be satisfied that the marriage has irretrievably broken down and that the parties have been separated for a continuous period amounting to at least five years.


Where these requirements are met, the respondents consent is not required, although this does not mean that the petitioner can continue without the respondent being involved. The divorce process still needs to be followed as with every other ground.

 

If youre considering or going through a divorce, click below for a free initial consultation with one of our expert solicitors.

 

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