At Blackstone Family Law LLP, we care. We are a niche family practice committed to helping you and your family get through life’s most challenging times.
We pride ourselves on not only our expertise but more importantly, the relationship that we build with our clients so that we can provide you with a personal, bespoke service to ensure that you and your family can move on from any relationship breakdown with as little financial and emotional cost as possible.
Any relationship breakdown is going to be a life changing and traumatic time for you and your family. Our priority is to try and help you come through that transition with as little pain as possible. If there is such a thing as a “good divorce,” we will try to achieve that for you. We strongly believe in a conciliatory approach to resolving family disputes and avoiding acrimonious court proceedings if at all possible. To enable this to happen, we offer mediation, a collaborative process or negotiated settlements. We can also offer therapeutic help if needed. Our aim is to ensure that we achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family in the most conciliatory and cost-effective way.
However, if legal proceedings are necessary, we have the expertise to help guide you through that process, explaining every step of the process whilst ensuring your costs are kept to a minimum.
We are available to see clients across the whole of Surrey and Sussex in person or virtually. We can also see clients from anywhere in England and Wales through virtual appointments.
It’s Family Mediation Week 2024.
26 Jan 2024
This week is National Family Mediation Week and here are our reasons why we at Blackstone Family Law LLP encourage clients to enter in to mediation to deal with family matters.
2023: A Change in Divorce Law: ‘No Fault' Divorce now in place
5 Jun 2023
A significant change in the law relating to the issue of divorce proceedings came into effect on 6th April, 2022. This introduced the ‘no fault’ divorce, which many family lawyers have campaigned for,…
Covid 19 and Financial Issues
4 Jan 2022
Like many other family lawyers, we at Blackstone Family Law Service have received an increased number of enquiries over the last two years, many arising from the stresses and strains experienced by…
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“While always professional in giving her legal counsel, I have left my meetings with Sharon feeling that not only are issues being moved forward constructively but that I have also been able to have a good chat with a very understanding friend. This is because Sharon combines her extensive legal knowledge with huge empathy for those she represents and uses both to ensure positive solutions out of tough situations.”
Ms C, Brighton
"Amelia, is experienced and professional with excellent communication skills, Understanding the situation from the outset, she was supportive and friendly but also honest and upfront. She made it clear she would look after my case every step of the way. She was amazing at helping me to feel confident and calm throughout the process. When it came to representing me in Court, Amelia really came to life. The way she conducted her self in court, she made everyone in that room pay attention to what she had to say just by the way she spoke and conducted herself.
The price was fair (worth every penny) and I was able to budget because it was clarified from the outset how much things would cost at every step of the way. Amelia made the whole process as smooth and painless as possible. I felt I could make contact and have a quick response if I ever had any queries.
I would not hesitate to recommend Amelia to resolve family legal issues.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, I will never forgot what you did to put our family back in to its happy place again."
Mr J from Crawley
“Sharon is clear, helpful, experienced and fair. She’s a parent and mature professional which I feel add to her strong professional capabilities. She understands it is about people’s lives and most importantly children’s lives. I highly recommend her.”
Ms H, Brighton
"Amelia was recommended to me by a friend, and I shall be forever grateful that she was.
During the past year Amelia has dealt with my injunction and family court proceedings. I have found Amelia to be extremely professional, reliable, and respectful during a sensitive time.
Throughout this stressful period, she put me at ease with her incredible knowledge, her calming manner, and her ability to explain things in a way that I understood.
I must say she is fantastic and has been understanding of every situation that has arisen to date. I would like to thank Amelia for all her hard work and help along the way.
This past year has been a difficult one for me and I felt I couldn’t have done it without her which is why I would strongly recommend her to anyone."
Ms King from Horsham
“I have been a client to Sharon for over a year now. The services that she had provided to me are beyond my expectations. She is very good and very straightforward. Without a doubt I will recommend her firm.”
Mr T, East Sussex
"Amelia Bohill has been the best Solicitor that I ever worked with - her dedication and support has meant that I’ve been able to face my ex husband about childcare situations I had previously been too scared to approach. I have full confidence in her ability to manage my case in a timely and sensitive manner. She is always professional and approachable - I am so pleased to have worked with this firm and have her and the team in my armoury. Whilst I still have a journey to go, Amelia is doing the impossible and helping me rebuild my own confidence and get my power back. Thank you Blackstone Family Law LLP"
Ms B from Coulsdon
“Sharon dealt with my divorce proceedings and guided me through the mediation process. I found her to be very thorough and to always give me clear, concise information and advice. I would happily recommend her.”
Mrs G, Redhill, Surrey
"Amelia was god-sent at the time I met her. I don't know what the past 2 years would have been like without her support. Her grounding presence means that when my anxieties kick in, I can trust her level-headed approach and sound advice. She is also fun and uses humour to make challenging situations easier to bear. I could not have asked for a better solicitor in handing my divorce settlement. I highly recommend Amelia and her practice. She is a joy to work with and highly credible.
Thank you for all that you have done in the last 2 years to get me to where I am this week!"
Ms O from Chislehurst
“Sharon has been such a wonderful support through my personal ordeal. I have valued her advice but it was her professionalism, her wealth of experience and her calm manner that I could not have done without. I am extremely grateful that I found her to support me at this difficult time.”
Ms N, Reigate, Surrey
"Amelia has acted for me over the last couple of years, whilst I was fighting to secure 50/50 access for my two daughters.
I can’t praise her work enough. She was determined and relentless in both her support and approach, especially when dealing with the other side, who’s primary objective was to delay and unnecessarily complicate matters.
Amelia has a way of predicting problems and employing a strategy to immediately counteract any issue to ensure your case keeps moving forward at pace. She has a great network of barristers and on all occasions was able to appoint the most appropriate barrister to argue my case. Her ability to ‘read the other side’ at all times and in effect, ‘use their own strategies against them’ is first class.
My two daughters now benefit from an equal relationship with both their parents which is down to Amelia’s hard work and dedication. I would unreservedly recommend her services to anyone who may be in need of a family lawyer. I can’t thank her enough."
Mr O from Taplow
"There is only one way to describe the service and support that was provided to me by Amelia Bohills in negotiating my financial settlement following my divorce and that is exceptional.
Amelia's legal knowledge, tenacity and professionalism, together with humour in the lowest of times, was both evident and abundant throughout the legal roller coaster of the negotiation. Both robust and empathetic, Amelia was able to relieve the stress and emotional burden from my shoulders leading to a fair and equitable settlement, which I otherwise would not have achieved.
I cannot recommend Amelia highly enough to represent you if you are faced with the trauma and challenges of a family breakdown that necessitate legal advice and intervention.
I will be forever thankful."
Mr C from Hambledon
"Wendy has been incredible in her work with my divorce case. She has taken time to hear me, understand my situation and I always felt a genuine concern and support from Wendy. Not only that, she has the experience and knowledge to back up her work and guided my case with 30 years of experience. Her recommendations were on point and she was able to articulate my wishes to the other party with clarity. She applied pressure when necessary and we got a great result. She dealt with a very difficult opposing party and read through false facts and I truly thank her for her kindness, professionalism and support."
Ms W from Thornton Heath