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Alison Ratchford

Divorce & family lawyer Warwick

Divorce and family lawyer, Warwick
I can help with:
Divorce and separation
Getting a fair financial settlement
Seeing your children after you split
Legal arrangements before you marry or live together
Expert in expat divorce cases
  1. Resolution member
  2. Specialist expat lawyer
  3. Working in the best interest of children

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law FirmsAlison is a divorce and family lawyer based in Wellesbourne, near Warwick. She has a reputation for giving practical family law advice to her clients and has a natural ability to empathise with her clients and their difficult situations.

Alison has been named as a Recommended Lawyer for Family Law in the West Midlands in Legal 500  2019 and 2020.

“Having specialised in family law since 2000 I have a wide range of experience across divorce, financial settlements, pre and post nuptial agreements and cases involving children.  

My parents divorced, and I have been divorced myself, so I think this gives me an insight into the difficulties faced by my clients and undoubtedly enables me to fully empathise with the situation they are dealing with. 

Whilst I am based in Warwickshire, my clients come from all over the country and indeed the world as I act for many British expats living overseas. Having personally lived abroad for several years, I can particularly understand the concerns and difficulties expatriates face when they need the help of a family lawyer but are unable to return to the UK.

Before joining Woolley & Co, I held the role of Head of the Family Department but I preferred a role where I have more time available for clients. I think it’s essential to take time to listen to clients and explain advice and the procedures involved clearly. I have extensive knowledge and 20+ years’ experience in the field of family law but it is essential that clients feel reassured on all levels when they instruct me to help and advise them. I am committed to achieving the best possible outcome for my clients and I will alter my approach according to my client’s needs, whether that means adopting softly, softly or robust methods. 

My clients often report they appreciate the frank and honest approach I adopt when delivering advice whilst still maintaining a supportive and friendly rapport not forgetting, a sense of humour when possible!

My hobbies and interests are mainly centred around my family and travelling with a passion for Latin American dancing. I like to cook from scratch when time permits and am just waiting for a vegetarian Masterchef opportunity!

Alison qualified as a Legal Executive in November 2000. She joined Woolley & Co in October 2007 from a firm in the West Midlands and after a short break returned in 2016.

Alison’s clients tend to come from the following areas

  • Hertfordshire
  • Shropshire
  • Staffordshire
  • Warwickshire
  • West Midlands
  • Worcestershire