About Us

Why is Atkins Hope the best choice for you?

We put you first

We have a saying here at Atkins Hope – Our Clients Are First – but what exactly does this mean for the service we provide to you?

Our Clients Are First means that our focus is always on you. Your goals, your concerns and your priorities are central to everything we do, allowing us to offer a first-class service tailored to your exact requirements.

We speak your language

Many lawyers fall into the trap of speaking ‘legalese’ at their clients. While fancy legal vocabulary may sound impressive, it doesn’t necessarily help you to understand all of the important details you need to know.

To ensure you can have complete confidence in the service we provide, we will keep you fully informed every step of the way in plain English. All advice we give you will be confirmed in writing and we will always respond to your calls and enquiries promptly.

We get the right result for you

We know that every client’s situation is different and the outcome you are looking for will depend on your circumstances and personal priorities. We will make sure we understand exactly what you need to achieve and find the best strategy to help you achieve it.

Whether your goal is a successfully negotiated divorce settlement, a well drafted will or a smooth uncomplicated house move, we have the expertise and creative, practical approach needed to get the best possible outcome for you.

We have the specialist expertise you need

In some firms you will find lawyers who practice a mixture of different types of law, but we believe that the best way to offer a truly exceptional service is by ensuring each member of our team is a specialist with deep expertise in their chosen field.

Take a look at our people and you will see that each of our lawyers has chosen a particular area to specialise in. This means they can stay up-to-date with all of the latest legal developments in their chosen field and you can be confident you are getting the very best advice and representation.

Our lawyers have accreditation from the Law Society in a number of key areas, including Divorce and Matrimonal Law, Children Law, Personal Injury and Conveyancing. We have also achieved the Law Society’s Lexcel accreditation for the overall quality of our legal service.

Our team also includes Resolution trained mediators and collaborative lawyers, reflecting our expertise in taking a non-confrontational approach to family law.

We offer various funding options to suit you

There are a variety of possible sources of funding your case, from hourly private client rates through to conditional fees to a full Legal Representation Order which can sometimes mean no cost to you.

When we take on your case, we will explain which sources of funding are appropriate and available to you. If there is any cost to you, we will ensure that you are fully aware of the way in which our fees are calculated and keep you informed as they are incurred.

Payment can be by credit card or Standing Order if you wish. In some departments we offer a fixed fee interview to assess the nature of your case at the outset.

For more information on our fees, please take a look at our pricing guidelines.

We offer a convenient local service

With four offices in Croydon, Medway, Blackheath and Guildford, we are highly accessible to people throughout South London, Kent, Surrey and wider South East England.

We love to hear from you

Speaking to clients is one of our favourite parts of our work, so whatever your requirements, please don’t hesitate to talk to us and find out why we say Our Clients Are First.