Family Law Legal Services Team
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Nicola Starbuck

Solicitor and Head of Department

Email Nicola at

DDI: 01827 213552

Based at: Atherstone Office

Nicola was admitted as a solicitor in 2009 and has specialised in family law throughout her career.  Nicola is experienced in dealing with all areas of family law and advises clients at each stage of their case including representation at Court.

Nicola recognises that clients often find their relationship breakdown challenging and will provide clear legal advice in a warm and empathetic manner whilst guiding you through the legal process.  


Nicola has recently joined us from a prominent regional firm where her advocacy skills were valued by her clients.

What people say about Nicola

"Nicola,  from the start of the processes has been supportive, listened to my wishes, given professional advice, guidance and representation. She is extremely proactive, strives to reach the best outcome and is very approachable. I would certainly recommend her to others that require representation in family law. "

"Nicola was fantastic in supporting me with a recent family matter. Communication throughout was excellent and the advice she gave was sensitive and thoughtful. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Nicola or seek her advice again in the future" 

“A very professional service”


Deborah Watts

Family Law Specialist

Email Deborah at

DDI: 0121 776 5749

Based at: Castle Bromwich Office

Deborah is a specialist Family Lawyer and member of Resolution with over a decade’s experience working in the field of family law.


Deborah understands that not every client can cope with a stressful divorce or deal with child contact and is there to support you from beginning to end. 

Deborah will seek to deal with cases by consent first and foremost, but if she needs to represent clients through the litigation process she will do so robustly putting the client first.

What people say about Deborah

“Deborah is patient and understanding”

“Thank you for your support and assistance”

“Could not have done this without you”

“Thank you for your patience, understanding and professionalism when I was being impatient and maybe at times demanding, I would highly recommend you to anyone who finds themselves in the same situation” (Divorce and Finances)

“I wanted to take this opportunity to say that I cannot put into words how grateful I am. Your knowledge, sincerity and professionalism throughout this process and your personal approach to my case made it an easier road knowing you were behind us”

“I just wanted to say a very big thank you for everything; I couldn’t have got through these stressful last 12 months without you. Not only were you fantastic in your professional capacity but also your support on a personal level” (Divorce and Finances)