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Family & Child Law Solicitors

Northern Law Awards Finalist - Family Team of the Year



Family Solicitors

Our Middlesbrough Solicitors, Pam Kandola and Rebecca Jackson, specialise in Family & Children Law matters.  They strive to offer the highest levels of client care, and consistently receive excellent testimonials from our clients.  From Private Client Matrimonial cases to Care Proceedings, we treat all clients with respect and are committed to ensuring that cases are progressed quickly and efficiently.

In 2016, our Family Team was shortlisted in the Northern Law Awards for Team of the Year. 

Pam Kandola is experienced in dealing with cases involving Female Genital Mutilation, and is a member of the North East FGM Partnership Board.

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     Free initial consultation for all clients, without obligation.

     Family & Child Law Specialists.

     Caring, discreet advice.

     Competitive fees if you do not qualify for Legal Aid.

     High quality, cost effective service.

     Agency service in Middlesbrough Family Law matters (for other solicitors).


At Paul J Watson, Solicitor in Middlesbrough, we believe that family legal advice should be available to everyone at a reasonable cost.

Our Family Team offers practical, sound advice in a sympathetic manner and undertakes ongoing training to keep up with developments in family law.

If you need help with a family matter, child protection case, divorce or other related matters, then our Family Solicitors, Pam Kandola or Rebecca Jackson, would offer a free initial consultation, whether you are a Legal Aid or Privately Paying client.  All clients are assessed for eligibility for legal aid, free of charge.

As family solicitors in Middlesbrough, we believe that constructive and cost effective advice should be available to all members of our local community. We offer discreet specialist guidance and aim to reduce anxiety and minimise conflict, whilst protecting the best interests of our clients.

We make certain that clients know their rights and responsibilities and aim to keep to the forefront, the needs of the family and children involved.

We can advise you as to whether you would be eligible for a Legal Funding Certificate (Legal Aid) and can assist you in making an application to the Legal Aid Agency. 

We are also members of Resolution, an organisation committed to the resolution of family disputes in a constructive and non-confrontational way, encouraging lawyers to help their clients settle matters amicably, in order to avoid the cost and stress of prolonged court proceedings, if at all possible.  Pam Kandola is an Accredited Resolution Specialist in Domestic Abuse and Public Law Children cases (care proceedings).

Even if you are not eligible for a Legal Funding Certificate, Paul J Watson Solicitor can still offer competitive rates for representing you on a private fee-paying basis.


Our Middlesbrough Family Solicitors can help you with the following Family and Children Law problems;-

Divorce – drafting and issuing proceedings, advising on the correct procedure and grounds for each specific case, guiding clients through the stages and procedures in the proceedings.

Financial Settlements/Ancillary Relief – obtaining full financial disclosure, advising on appropriate distribution of assets; including property, business, trusts and pensions, investigating finances of the other party, negotiation to amicable settlement if possible, or issuing proceedings and preparing Court documentation and case for Final Hearing.  Drafting/advising on Consent Orders.

Private Children matters – Advising on the arrangements for children upon relationship breakdown, issuing Court applications for residence, shared residence, contact, enforcing contact orders, parental responsibility, specific issues and prohibited steps. Settling children disputes and advising on Court procedures if required, advising on adoption and other complex Children Act issues.

Care & Child Protection - Attending Child Protection conferences and PLO meetings. Representing parents and other relatives in Care Proceedings.  Grandparents' advice, Special Guardianship Orders, Kinship Care.

Injunction/Domestic violence/Occupation Orders – advising on the correct procedure and grounds for each specific case, guiding clients through the stages and procedures in the proceedings. Emergency applications can be made on an urgent basis, either the same day or the following day, depending on the time of instructing us.

Female Genital Mutilation/Honour Based Violence/Forced Marriage Protection Orders - Specialist advice by our Head of Department, Pam Kandola, who is experienced in these areas of law and a member of the local FGM Forum of professionals.


Call us on 01642 293427 to book a free initial consultation

or alternatively, complete our Contact Form and we will call you.