Family Solicitors in Chelmsford

The breakdown of any family relationship requires a carefully tailored approach to manage the complexity of the situation in a sensitive and practical manner. Our experienced Family Solicitors in Chelmsford can offer you bespoke legal advice to deliver a suitable resolution.

Lead Contacts

Lisa Dawson

Lisa Dawson

Partner & Head of Family

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Rosalyn Jacobs

Associate Solicitor

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Bespoke legal advice from experienced Divorce Solicitors

The tense nature of matrimonial disputes can leave you not knowing where to turn for support and professional guidance. By providing a calm voice and structured approach, Ellisons’ Divorce Solicitors can help bring about an appropriate outcome to even the most fraught family disagreements quickly and efficiently.

Our team always look to find a compromise that suits all parties, with a collaborative approach. This commitment to finding a mutual and constructive outcome to all family matters where possible is showcased by our membership with Resolution.

If emotions are running high in family disputes, then contact our team and allow our Family Solicitors to strike the right balance and diffuse any scenarios promptly.

Learn more about our Family Law Solicitors in Chelmsford

Lisa Dawson studied at Brunel University and achieved her LPC with distinction in London. She joined Ellisons in 2002 and qualified in September 2004, becoming a valued member of Ellisons’ Family Law department. Since then, Lisa has been promoted to Head of the Department. Lisa specialises in all areas of family law, gaining significant experience in disputes in relation to children, financial relief following relationship breakdown between married and unmarried couples, divorce, cohabitation agreements, pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements and separation agreements.

Rosalyn Jacobs first qualified as a solicitor back in 2009, going on to build her career and experience with a variety of law firms across the region. In January 2020, Rosalyn moved to Ellisons, taking up a role as a solicitor within the firm’s Family Law department. Playing a key part in that team, Rosalyn handles a broad range of areas within the spectrum of Family Law including divorce, financial settlements and children matters, with specialisms including Private Children Act proceedings, Pre- and Post-Marital Agreements, Cohabitation Agreements, Injunctions and Advocacy.

Both Lisa and Rosalyn are members of Resolution.

What does amicable divorce mean?

A divorce is one of the most stressful events that someone can go through during their lifetime, but it doesn’t have to be full of conflict. There are various things that you can do to try and remain amicable. Ellisons’ team of Family Law Solicitors are part of Resolution, a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way. Our specialist team works towards supporting couples to work together to come to an agreement in a way that promotes good communication and understanding. A key tool in this approach is family mediation, where both parties have the opportunity to discuss aspects including finance, property, and childcare to help reach common ground for agreement and avoid the need to take the matter to court.




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