Military Divorce – New Family Lawyer in Amesbury

Military Family LawyerWith military work from armed forces personnel based on Salisbury Plain forming an increasing amount of our family law team’s caseload, we thought it was about time that we reintroduced a specialist family lawyer based full-time in Amesbury. Our Amesbury office has been relying on a part-time family law presence since senior partner Tim Bishop moved over to our Salisbury office some 17 years ago.

So we thought it would be useful to introduce our new family law team member to you – so if you need legal advice about any aspect of family law, civil partnership dissolution, relationship breakdown or divorce, you have a friendly face to turn to.

Kate Brown Kate started working in family law in 2000 and studied for her law qualification whilst working full time. She is now a Chartered Legal Executive. Before joining Bonallack and Bishop in 2015, for the previous 15 years Kate worked in both Andover and Salisbury so has a good knowledge of this area. She personally runs the family surgery in Amesbury and lives locally.

Kate can be contacted directly at our Amesbury office on 01980 676612 or at

Military Divorce – how we can help you

Don’t forget that here at Bonallack and Bishop, we continue to offer the following;

  • A FREE 30 minutes first interview for divorce and family law issues
  • The free drop-in ‘Family Law’ surgery every Wednesday afternoon between 2pm and 5pm at our Amesbury office at 5 Salisbury Street. No appointment necessary
  • 10% discount to all serving and retired members of the military on all our legal services

Based in Bulford, Tidworth or elsewhere on Salisbury plain? Going through military divorce? Contact us now

Whether you are currently serving in the UK Forces or have retired from the military, if you are currently going through a relationship breakdown or thinking about getting divorced, our specialist military divorce team have the experience you need need.

  • Call Kate at our Amesbury office directly on [01980] 622992  for FREE initial phone advice or
  •        Drop in to our  Family Law surgery every Wednesday afternoon between 2pm and 5pm at our Amesbury office at 5 Salisbury Street
  •        E-mail our team using the contact form below

Comments or questions are welcome.

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Skype Video Divorce Surgery

Skype Video Divorce Surgery – FREE legal advice for military personnel nationwide and overseas

For over five years we have run a very successful family law drop-in surgery in Wiltshire – every Wednesday between 2 PM and 5 PM, aimed largely at serving military personnel and their families on Salisbury Plain needing advice on divorce or other family law matters from solicitors who really understand the military.

Increasingly we also represent soldiers in their divorce proceedings outside Wiltshire – taking instructions by email, phone or Skype video. So we decided to extend that surgery to the rest of the UK and overseas – but delivered by Skype video.

When does it take place?

• every Wednesday from October 3, 2012 [except Christmas/New Year]

• between 2 PM and 3 PM

How do I take part?

Just email before the surgery to book your place. We’ll email you back with a time for your surgery slot and simple instructions on how to go ahead.

RAO’s and Family Officers – we can help you too. We understand that both RAO’s and Family Officers are regularly approached for advice with regard to family law and divorce. Our solicitors are always available with free phone advice [including out of hours divorce advice] for any RAO and Family Officer – or you can book yourself a slot at our new Skype video surgery.

Comments or questions are welcome.

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New member of our specialist military divorce team

We are really pleased to announce that Mark Eyles has joined our rapidly expanding military divorce team as an Associate Family Solicitor.

Mark comes to us with extensive experience in and specialist knowledge of military divorce and the the complexities of military pensions cases in particular. He is also a fully Resolution trained and accredited Collaborative Lawyer – we are strong supporters of Collaborative Law as an effective dispute resolution approach to family law and divorce problems in the military. What’s more, Mark is already booked in for a course in the New Year to train as a Family Arbitrator – a brand-new form of dispute resolution for family law – there are, currently, only about 30 Family Arbitrators qualified in the whole of England and Wales.

We are particularly pleased that Mark shares the client focused approach of other members of the family law team – for ensuring that he is always there for his clients, being available by telephone or email outside normal working hours and at weekends.