About Us

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“BPS has been practicing family law with excellence since 1948, providing advice and support at a sensitive and emotionally pressured time.”

Family Division

Our Divorce and Matrimonial Finance Division was founded by Harry Lipson who has over 40 years of matrimonial law experience to offer to our clients.

The team is headed by Partner Caroline Swain who works closely with Harry making a solid advice network for their clients.

Both Harry and Caroline are widely recognised as leaders in their field.

Our Process

With a sympathetic ear and a robust pragmatic, yet personal approach our lawyers advise in a variety of family related areas that including but not limited to:

 

  • Divorce
  • Financial Settlements
  • Pre-nuptial and Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Enforcement of Interim and Final
  • Court Orders
  • Child related matters
  • Inquests
  • Contested Wills

What We Do

In addition we represent parents and grandparents who are experiencing difficulties surrounding children of their family including contact, abduction, removal from the UK and local area, financial support and parental responsibilities issues including change of name and change of schools.

Our Team

At BPS Family Law, we believe in the importance of an open and professional approach with our clients. We work closely with our clients through every step of their legal journey and help them achieve the best possible outcome.

Caroline Swain

Caroline Swain

Partner Solicitor

 

With an unfaltering commitment to her cases and the professional, high level of service she provides to her clients Caroline has become the ‘solicitor of choice’ for representing multimillion pound disputes. She has represented a number of well-known celebrities and high profile clients. As well as representing many local professional men and women Caroline also represents clients from all over the World.

Harry Lipson

Harry Lipson

Partner Solicitor

 

Harry is Senior Partner to a professional, pro-active and successful team of lawyers. Harry is a firm believer that BPS’s Partner led departments offer a level of service and expertise which is becoming extinct in the profession. Harry is well known for reminiscing on how the profession has changed over the years.  Harry’s desire is to continue and maintain the values of a traditional law firm.

Sefton Kwasnik

Sefton Kwasnik

Partner Solicitor

 

Sefton qualified in 1981, and has acquired a wealth of experience from representing clients who face criminal proceedings brought against them or their businesses to representing professional clients who face serious disciplinary issues before their professional body, such as the SDT or GMC. Sefton also specialises in advising family members who have tragically lost a loved one, both at Inquest and in pursuit of civil justice, as well as advising clients who have survived catastrophic injuries as a result of serious accidents.

Karen Jones

Karen Jones

Solicitor

 

Karen joined BPS Family Law LLP in June 2016. Karen is an expert in Child Law. Karen represents families who find themselves in dispute over parental issues such as contact, holidays, education and religion. Karen routinely travels across the country advising clients and representing them in Court.

Hayley Briers

Hayley Briers

Solicitor

 

Hayley is an established, confident, and successful litigator. Hayley has a legal background of both family law and litigation which has developed her into a tenuous matrimonial litigator. That said, Hayley has the personality and discipline to consciously represent her client’s both inside and outside of the Courtroom in a respectful and civil manner. 

Katie Trowell

Katie Trowell

Legal Assistant

 

Katie assists the Partners and Solicitors and is often the first point of contact for our clients. With a warm and approachable personality she instantly puts clients at ease something which our clients regularly comment upon. She thrives from building relationships and looks forward to welcoming clients to the firm and helping them along their journey with us.