Emin Read Solicitors
  • Watch Oak
    Chain Lane
    East Sussex
    TN33 0GB
Family matters. Family law service based in Battle.

For bespoke, specialist Family Law advice that you can trust, speak to Emin Read Solicitors.

Family law

Family law covers a whole range of different family related disputes and claims. 

Whatever your individual issues – from financial worries or concerns about children, to a breakdown in your relationship - the prospect of what lies ahead can seem incredibly daunting.

Claire Tennant and Laura Sherlock joined the team at Emin Read in June 2018 and jointly head up the the family law department, offering a sympathetic approach to all family related disputes. Coupled with the experience you need throughout your case, they are on hand to guide you through what can be a distressing process. They begin by fully understanding the individual circumstances of your situation, supporting you to find practical, workable solutions. What you will receive throughout the whole process is legal advice that is clear and concise so you don't feel alone.

Claire and Laura aim is to find the right solution for you in a swift and professional manner, with the potential emotional and financial cost to your family always at front of mind. 

They offer advice on the full spectrum of family issues:

  • Divorce
  • Financial advice following a breakdown of a relationship
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Legal separation and Separation Agreements
  • Legal advice regarding children
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Mediation
Both Claire and Laura are are able to offer Family Mediation and MIAM appointments. They are members of Resolution, an organisation committed to non-confrontational and constructive divorce and separation. 


All clients receive a free, 30 minute, no obligation consultation. Please contact either Laura Sherlock or Claire Tennant  on 01424 775967.



Claire and Laura provided an excellent service. They are very quick, personable and made me feel at ease during a difficult time. I was offered a free face-to-face appointment, their terms of service and a time frame up front, plus their advice in writing which was very helpful and made me feel supported. A very thorough service and I would highly recommend their services at Emin Read.


Claire Tennant

Claire gained 9 years invaluable experience at a high street law firm, specialising in Family Law before joining Emin Read in June 2018. 

Claire's aim is to always reduce the stress that clients often feel at a time when they feel most vulnerable. She believes that being approachable and offering sound and reassuring advice helps her support clients as they try forge their way.

Providing clear, concise advice, Claire builds strong relationships with her clients, engaging in tough negotiation where required but always trying to conduct the process in a constructive and non-confrontational way wherever possible.  

Laura Sherlock

Specialising in Family Law since 2009, Laura is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. She has gained valuable experience in a wide range of family matters, working in several high street and regional law firms. 

From nuptial and cohabitation agreements, to proceedings involving the Local Authority, to the breakdown of relationships, Laura has the skills and experience required to help support clients in the way in which they choose to deal with their interests.

Laura represents clients in court where necessary and provides them with honest and realistic advice. She helps clients identify exactly what their needs and objectives are, as well as how they may be able to achieve a resolution, always aiming to reach a swift, positive outcome for them and their families.

For all your family law needs, contact Laura or Claire today on 01424 775967.

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