Lynne Bastow is a Collaborative Lawyer and began her law career in 2001 and has over 13 years experience as a family law solicitor. Lynne leads Bastows from her offices in Southampton, Hampshire, she is a qualified Mediator, a High Court Advocate and a member of The Association of Family Law Practitioners.
The lawyer you choose to represent you is incredibly important and Lynne provides the best advice and aims to get the best possible result for her clients. She is a highly experienced advocate as her clients discover when complex finances and child custody are involved.
“You are unique as a solicitor – prepared to give advice and an opinion”.
Lynne is an experienced advocate and negotiator and is passionate about Family Law.
In her own words:
Energetic, innovative, committed and determined to help all who approach me on their divorce journey and feel relieved that they have instructed me. Plus, I will help you understand what the options are and make an informed choice as to what to do next.
I am an experienced, creative advocate and a very resilient negotiator, generous with my time and advice and forthright in helping people. I have 4 patient children who describe me as a workaholic. My negotiating skills are not as effective at home!
These days a few people think a DIY divorce is feasible and look up spurious advice and often outdated laws on the Internet. They later find, to their emotional and financial cost, that the Law is not a easy to understand common sense arena. Don’t be fooled or get bullied by the very person you are divorcing or their lawyers! If your former spouse has instructed lawyers you will be at a severe disadvantage if told to agree to things “to save money” that you realise are completely unacceptable later. Divorce legal fees are not as expensive as living with a disastrous settlement.
I have been divorced twice so can empathise and understand what you are going through. It is scary instructing a divorce solicitor – having to tell them the most intimate details about your life. Visit my blog to find out all about me – unlike most solicitors I am completely open so you can feel there is a balance. I won’t bore you talking about me, but if you want the background it is there.
My professional time is not free, but my websites and blogs provide free help and advice.