About Us

Since being established in 2012, Tisshaws Family Law Solicitors has gone from strength to strength as a provider of legal expertise within a culture of care

Tisshaws Family Law Solicitors was founded by Gilva Tisshaw, who has been practicing family law for over 30 years. Her vision was to provide high quality legal advice within a caring and compassionate environment, ensuring that clients feel they are being listened to and their needs are being met. The whole practice shares this ethos of wanting to help and support clients in a practical way, during what are often difficult and upsetting times.

Our video outlines the benefits of instructing Tisshaws.

We are dedicated to supporting you through the difficult process of divorce and separation, ensuring you achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family

  • We will listen carefully to your individual needs and find the right solutions for your specific circumstances.
  • You will receive a personalised service, where you can contact your solicitor directly if you have any questions.
  • We use the Resolution Code of Practice, to ensure we resolve issues out of court wherever possible.
  • You can expect to get realistic, honest predictions of what can be achieved from the beginning.
  • We will always guide you to act in the best interest of yourself and any children.
  • We will do our best to keep you fully informed of the processes and costs involved at every stage.
  • We will try to ensure that time spent on cases and costs incurred are not disproportionate to the matter involved.

We will always try to resolve disputes using a non-confrontational approach to find the best possible solution

We strongly believe in trying to maintain a constructive and non-confrontational approach when dealing with disputes. Our solicitors are all members of Resolution, demonstrating their commitment to this approach and we do all we can to help clients avoid resolving their issues in court.


Our accreditations mean you are guaranteed a quality service

In 2012, just 3 months after opening, Tisshaws Family Law Solicitors were honoured to be awarded Lexcel accreditation, which is the Law Society’s gold standard of quality. This accreditation is held by only 16% of law firms in England and Wales and is only awarded to practices with an excellent standard of legal practice management and client care.

We are proud that much of our work comes from referrals

We are proud that many of our new clients come from personal referrals, past and existing clients, and recommendations from legal colleagues. Increasingly, we are finding clients working in the capital are choosing to use us instead of expensive London practices, as the quality of service and support we offer is higher, while our fees are much lower.


We can talk through your options before you make any decisions

We offer an initial no obligation one-hour appointment for just £100 (Incl. VAT), so you can talk through the options specific to your personal circumstances with a qualified lawyer.

To book an appointment, please call 01444 472700 or complete the quick contact form.


Get in touch


  • - Mrs E, Aug 2022

    On a more personal note, I would like to thank you so much for your kindness, support and measured professionalism throughout what turned into an extremely long and traumatically complex process. I have no doubt it would have been considerably more difficult for me without your calm guidance and understanding throughout.

  • - Ms W, June 2022

    Thank you for your excellent service.

  • - Mr T, May 22

    I'd like to take this opportunity to say how grateful I am for all the help you gave me over the last few years. As hard as it was at times, having someone who knew their job and could deal with all of the different aspects of the case to such a high standard certainly made it easier.

  • - Mrs W, March 22

    I always felt able to ask Hana anything relating to the paperwork and always received a prompt response. I really appreciated how processes were explained and detailed to me in a way that I could understand. This gave me reassurance at times when I felt unsure of what was next and what needed doing.

  • - Mr S, Feb 22

    Very grateful to Lidia who was excellent. She felt like a friend during this, and is very intelligent and skilled. I was anxious that my divorce wouldn’t turn into an expensive battle, and Lidia’s calm, factual advice ensured this. I will have no hesitation in recommending her, and Tisshaws to friends and colleagues.

  • - Mr W, Dec 2021

    Many thanks Verity for your professional help in this process I have really found this whole experience very daunting so I really appreciate your understanding many thanks again!

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