Yashin has been a member of the firm’s Family team for over 20 years. He is highly experienced and has an excellent reputation for dealing with all aspects of family law, with a particular expertise in resolving complex financial issues following relationship breakdown. Yashin is committed to finding resolutions through negotiations wherever possible.
Yashin qualified as a solicitor in 1995, having trained at Berry & Berry. Yashin is a member of Resolution and a Mediator.
- Financial Remedies following Divorce
- Financial Remedies following separation of unmarried couples
- Pre-Nuptial and cohabitation agreements
- Arrangements for children’s care following relationship breakdown
- Advising in relation to domestic abuse
What clients say“Thank you for your help, diligence, professionalism and your management of my distress and emotions. You were kind enough to work with me and gain my trust. This was an extremely difficult thing to do after all i had been through. I thank you for that and I thank you for restoring my balance when I wobbled, which I did more than once.” “You have been such a support to me during this time.” “I will certainly recommend you to anyone who needs a sympathetic but thorough solicitor.” “I would at this stage like express my enormous thank you for all your help, advice, patience, good humour and excellent service that you have given me.” “I very much appreciate all your assistance in advising me along the long and difficult road which we have travelled together. It was a pleasure to have worked with you.” "Fantastic service, sound advice. First class service at all times. Thank you" "Professional, calm and clear advice given."
Yashin lives locally and enjoys cycling, playing football and watching Tonbridge Angels Football Club.
A separation or divorce is a highly stressful and emotional experience for everyone involved, and for children it can be an especially sad, worrying and confusing time.
Our friendly team of family law experts have many years’ experience in dealing with issues relating to children following relationship breakdowns. We take the time to get to know our clients and listen carefully to their concerns before advising on the next steps.
We offer an initial fixed fee appointment service for £100 + VAT, which gives clients up to one hour with a family law solicitor to discuss their matter and understand what their options are. If you feel this type of appointment would be beneficial then please get in touch.
Children’s Care Post-Separation
Arrangements for children’s home life and concerns for their wellbeing, following a relationship breakdown, are always at the top of our client’s list of priorities, whether they are the parents or other relevant adults or family members. We actively encourage both parties to negotiate and explore whether matters concerning their children’s care can be dealt with by way of mutual agreement. Unfortunately that is not always possible, and where necessary, we will assist our client in seeking the court’s assistance in obtaining an order confirming with whom the children live, how much time they spend in the care of the other parent and that arrangements are in place that are in the children’s best interests.
Issues can arise in relation to other important matters, such as the children’s education. Again, we can assist in the event that an agreement cannot be reached and court proceedings are required.
Obtaining Parental Responsibility
Parental responsibility is defined as ‘all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which, by law, a parent of a child has in relation to the child and their property.’
A mother automatically has parental responsibility. A father married to that child’s mother will also automatically acquire parental responsibility. From 1 December 2003, unmarried fathers of children whose birth is registered on or after that date will also automatically acquire parental responsibility, so long as they are named as the child’s father on the birth certificate.
A parent with parental responsibility has a say in the important decisions relating to the children’s upbringing, such as giving consent to medical treatment, the children being taken out of the country, or determining which school they should attend.
Other adults with care, or step-parents, can also acquire parental responsibility.
We can advise and assist our clients in obtaining parental responsibility, either by way of agreement or, if necessary, through court proceedings.
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The advice I was given was more detailed than I expected and was very clear.
I do not feel that I could have had better help or support anywhere else. I was involved in a complex case and Jane Quantrill supported me 100% throughout. I could not have got through it without her.
Our family team have a genuine passion for what they do. Their specialist knowledge is an absolute given and they take pride in working alongside clients to help them achieve the results they seek.
If you have any questions, please get in touch.
A Family Law Solicitor with many years’ experience Simon has particular expertise in dealing with financial disputes arising out of divorce/separation, including cases involving international elements with assets abroad. Simon has extensive knowledge of matters concerning property disputes between co-habitees and is very skilled in acting for parents in cases involving the appropriate arrangement for their children’s care.
Simon was admitted in 1982. Simon has been a Family Law solicitor exclusively for ten years. Before that, as well as Family Law, he also handled Conveyancing work both domestic and commercial , Landlord and Tenant Work and Civil Litigation.
What clients say"You have given me the best service I could have wished for and will not hesitate to use you or the team at Berry & Lamberts in the future." "Thank you for all you have done for this matter. I now hope myself and my daughter can get on with life without this worry." "Thank you for all your help and hard work. I couldn't recommend your team enough."
Simon likes to spend time with family, reading, walking, canal boating and supporting the rollercoaster that is West Ham United.
Charlotte specialises in child care and domestic abuse cases. She is a member of The Law Society Children Panel and of Resolution. With over ten years experience, having qualified in 2002, of care proceedings and private law children cases Charlotte has an in depth knowledge of her field of work. She also has a particular interest in assisting and representing individuals in cases involving domestic abuse. She has acted for clients in all levels of Court up to and including the Court of Appeal.
- Acting for parents, other family members and foster carers within care proceedings and adoption cases
- Applications for wardship and Special Guardianship Orders
- Acting for parents and other family members in private law children cases – residence, contact, enforcement of contact Orders, change of surname, abduction and removing children from England and Wales
What clients say“Your patience, kindness and professionalism at all times sustained me.” “Charlotte was very professional, supportive and helpful throughout the proceedings. She responded to all my calls, texts or emails timely; providing advice and support. Charlotte managed highly conflicted parents with professionalism at all times.”
Re A (care proceedings: non-disclosure)  EWCA Civ 1057
Re L-W (Children) (Enforcement and Committal: Contact)  EWCA Civ 1253  1 FCR 78
In her leisure time Charlotte enjoys spending time with her family, socialising with friends and playing competitive netball for a local team.
Prior to qualifying as a Solicitor in 2008 Jane was a qualified Social Worker specialising in child protection and child care in an outer London borough. She was an experienced Social Worker practitioner, Senior Manager and Independent Reviewing Officer and has an extensive working knowledge of Children’s Services procedures.
Jane is a member of The Law Society Children Panel.
Jane was admitted in 2008. Jane specialises in child care law, particularly:
- Representing parents, children and other family members in Care Proceedings
- Representing parents and children via their Guardian in private law children cases
What clients say“Because of you today I have my children with me. I will never forget in my life those days when I had hard times and you helped me.” "I do not feel that I could have had better help or support anywhere else. I was involved in a complex case and Jane Quantrill supported me 100% throughout. I could not have got through it without her."
In her spare time Jane enjoys cycling, walking and generally keeping fit.