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Alison Bradley

Partner

Primary Services

Family Law & Divorce

Specialism

Alison has over 25 years’ experience in family law and particular expertise in financial provision following relationship breakdown.

Alison provides clients with expert legal advice on all aspects of family law including:

Agreements

Advising upon, drafting and concluding agreements entered into before marriage (pre-nuptial agreements) or during a marriage (post nuptial).  This is particularly relevant if a couple have property or assets of their own or with their wider family.

Divorce/separation

Alison will guide clients through their options and advise on the different legal processes, drafting documents and communicating with the other party /their solicitor if required.

Children arrangements

Advising and assisting to reach agreement about children and the arrangements for spending time with, in most cases both parents, whilst focussing on their interests; Preparation of parenting agreements; Supporting Mediation with legal advice; Advising in connection with specific issues for example relocation, holidays and educational decisions; Advising in connection with court applications and representation at court

Finances

Advising in connection with financial issues requires an understanding of the client’s needs and objectives, what the assets, resources and means of the parties are and what is a fair outcome. Whether a client’s main concern is the family home, income, pensions or business interests Alison will apply her expert legal knowledge with practical advice and understanding to their circumstances. We can access a wide range of expertise both internally and externally where required for example in relation to trusts, financial planning, business structure and pensions.

Alison has experience of acting for clients where one or more parties reside in another country or where assets are based abroad.

Court and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alison is a trained collaborative lawyer and will help clients decide upon the most effective way of reaching the decisions that need to be made when a relationship ends. Alison supports working co-operatively where possible to minimise conflict, reduce costs and enable all parties to move forward constructively.

Where it is necessary to apply to the court Alison can represent you in Court and has appeared on behalf of clients in the Family Court in Bristol and the wider South West area.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Law degree 1990
  • Qualified as a Solicitor in 1998
  • Resolution accredited specialist in Financial Provision and in Cohabitation Law since 2004
  • Family Law Advanced Accreditation with the Law Society since 2017
  • Resolution accredited specialist in Children Law – Private since 2019
  • Collaborative Lawyer
  • Has specialised in Family Law cases since 1990

Supervised by Mandy McCabe

Satisfied Clients

'Thank you Alison Bradley for your sound advice and sensitivity during a difficult time.'

'Alison Bradley was fantastic throughout my case. I found her friendly, professional and she advised me appropriately when the other side were being difficult. I would therefore recommend Alison to friends, family/work colleagues.'

'Alison was both helpful and supportive. Giving advice at what was undoubtedly a difficult time in a professional and supportive manner.'

'I was very pleased by the service provided. Alison was always prompt replying to queries both by email and post and always dealt with my case with respect. She helped me through a very difficult situation.'

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UPDATE August 2020

Wards Solicitors is open and our teams continue to work on existing cases and take on new business and clients.

From early August, we are pleased to announce that we will slowly be starting to re-open some of our branches to clients, but all appointments must be pre-booked.

Availability for face-to- face meetings in branches will be limited, and remote contact with teams – via phone, email or video call – is preferred wherever possible.  Our prime concern remains the safety of our clients and our staff.

Please note that all visitors to our offices must, by law, wear a face covering.

We cannot accept drop-in appointments.

How to get in touch:

  • Please email or telephone your usual lawyer or team, or
  • Please telephone the branch most convenient to you between 9am and 5:30pm, or email info@wards.uk.com at any time and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

We look forward to hearing from you.  A list of our 11 branches is available here.

Thank you.

Wards Solicitors LLP