About Us

BPS Family Law is open as usual for face to face or virtual meetings

“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.

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.

Jennifer Roulston

Jennifer Roulston

Solicitor

 

Jennifer qualified in 2004 having practised in family law since 2001. She has previously been a head of a large family team at a regional law firm and brings with her decades of experience in all family law issues. Jennifer has been the Law Gazette’s Lawyer of the Week and has been acted in cases which have obtained huge media publicity and government attention. She is confident and straight – talking in even the most high profile of cases.

Kerrie Bonney

Kerrie Bonney

Legal Assistant

 

Kerrie has worked within law for 20 years. She has for decades assisted the busiest Solicitors and frequently organised multiple Partners at once. She is popular with clients as she is calm, knowledgeable and highly efficient. Clients and fellow professionals always comment on how Kerrie goes the extra mile for a case and nothing is ever too much trouble. Kerrie joined BPS Family Law in February 2022 and has worked with Jennifer for over a decade so you can be reassured that this is a team who works well together.