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The Specialists in Family Law...

Welcome to Bastows

Bastows Solicitors is led by leading Family Lawyer Lynne Bastow. We are expert Family Law Solicitors in Southampton and also operate in Portsmouth, London and Surrey.

Our specialist family and divorce solicitors can advise on all aspects of English family law including, separation, divorce, mediation, cohabitation, consent orders, civil partnerships, pre-nuptial agreements and issues relating to children and finances.

As experienced divorce and family solicitors we can help you through the divorce journey – whether you require one off advice or court representation – we are keen to ensure you get a great level of service and feel confident that as your divorce lawyers we will be acting in your best interest and providing you with value for money.

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I am energetic, innovative, committed and determined to help all who approach me on their divorce journey.

Lynne Bastow

Our Services

We can advise on a wide range of family law matters. It is important to obtain legal advice at the start of proceedings to decide on the best course of action to take.

Starting a Relationship

If you are starting a new relationship and wish to safeguard your assets or finances should the worse happen, there are many different options available.

Relationship Difficulties

If your relationship is having difficulties or is on the verge of a breakdown, we can offer a variety of services depending on your circumstances.


Family Mediation and Collaborative Law can be successful and cost effective ways to resolve family disuptes in an amicable way and offers an alternative to going to court.

Child Matters

We can advise on a wide range of matters involving children and can act swiftly and decisively to secure the best outcome for your children. Find out more.

Domestic Violence

Unfortunately acts of domestic violence are common. We can advise on all matters relating to domestic violence and can act on your behalf to protect you and your family. Find out more.

Bastow Wills

It is important to consider making a will if you have property, savings or other assets that you wish to leave your loved ones, should the worst happen. Find out more.

Why Choose Bastows?

As an experienced firm of divorce and family law solicitors, Bastows can help with all aspects relating to your finances, children, divorce and separation.

High Quality Legal Advice

We pride ourselves on offering honest and open legal advice on all matters relating to family law. We understand the anxiety caused by divorce so we aim to provide a cost effective fixed fee service wherever possible.

Tailored to your Needs

We offer a personalised service, tailored to your individual circumstances and we will always advise on the best route to take, whether it’s through mediation, collaborative law or court action.

Highly Experienced

As a trained Collaborative Lawyer and qualified Mediator, Lynne Bastow is a creative advocate and resilient negotiator with a wealth of experience in all aspects of family law.

Nationwide Coverage

Although we primarily operate in Southampton, Portsmouth, London and Surrey, we can act for clients both locally, UK wide and internationally for clients getting divorced in England and Wales.

Client Feedback

  • I would like to convey my thanks and appreciation to Bastows solicitors for a job well done and arriving at a satisfactory conclusion to my case. With very short notice you represented me in a messy divorce and made me feel at ease straight away. From the outset I was impressed with the way you got up to speed and dealt with my case. I am very pleased you were on my side of the table and not the other!


    I received superb advice and guidance throughout. I have no hesitation in recommending your services. Many thanks, Stuart.”

    Stuart Middleton, Southampton

  • Once again thank you for helping me through this in so many ways. Onwards and upwards !


    John Hepworth, Portsmouth

  • Well done – Thank you for that.

    Thank you for that the letter is brilliant.




    Kate Smoter, Southampton

  • Morning Lynne, thank you so much for everything you have done and your support through this difficult divorce.

    Mrs Banks, Southampton

  • Everything is fine at the moment but if I need anything else you will be the first I call. Thank you so much with all your help.

    Louise Hunter, Southampton

  • I was honestly close to despair trying to find help with this complex international pension issue arising several years following my divorce until I found you. Not only did you understand what needed to be done in this unusual case, you showed great tenacity and determination in following it through to success despite several setbacks, and all for a very reasonable fee!

    Mr Williamson, Indianna, USA

  • Lynne thank you so much, I wish you all the best for the future.

    Mr Lund, Southampton

  • Just to say thank you for dealing with my divorce and all your hard work, time and advice along the way.

    Mr H, London

  • Thank you for your help… I feel so much better after speaking to you.

    Mrs R, Southampton

  • I would just like to tell you that I think you did a superb job in court today.

    Mr H, Portsmouth


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