Our Values

Excellent customer service


Clear and easy to understand expert, specialist advice

Contactable outside usual office hours

Clear and transparent pricing structure

Zara and Paul Prentice

About Us

Prentice Family Law is a specialist family law firm set up to deal specifically with all aspects of family law.

This specialist family law firm was set up by Paul Prentice who has over 20 years’ experience in practicing family law. Paul was previously the senior partner in the Family Law department in firms in Kingston and Shepperton, but decided that he wanted to build a firm that specialised only in family law. He wanted to build a modern firm, one that was built around the client and their needs and one that that would offer exceptional customer service. Paul found that many legal firms were used to doing things their way and had done so for many years. Paul wanted to build a different firm, one that was built around putting the client first. He wanted to make things as convenient for the clients as possible, by offering appointments at times to suit the client.

Prentice Family Law is a small firm that cares about all our clients as individuals. We believe in working together with you as partners to achieve the best possible result for you. We are able to be more responsive than larger firms can be and we are devoted to your case, often allowing us to bring it to the swiftest possible conclusion.

You no longer need to consider location when instructing a solicitor. We have an office base in Guildford and in Weybridge, but are able to serve clients in any location. We are happy to communicate by telephone, email, letter, Skype or in person. We understand that you may want to talk to a solicitor urgently and will always call you back the same day. We are happy to meet or talk to our clients 7 days a week, with no difference in our standard charging rate.

We offer a free initial telephone consultation to discuss your situation and answer your questions without obligation so that you can make a fully informed decision. Call us now to arrange your free initial telephone consultation on 01483 237 989.

We offer a clear pricing structure, which you will be informed of at any initial discussion. We will always work to a budget you have in mind and keep you informed of your costs on a monthly basis.

We value your business, are passionate about customer service and can say with confidence that no one will work harder for you.

The majority of our work comes from client referrals, so don’t just take our word for it; see our recent client testimonials.

Paul Prentice

Paul Prentice

I have specialised in family law for over 20 years. I am passionate and committed to helping all my clients through what I understand is a very difficult time. I try to focus on ensuring that parties separate as amicably as they can, regardless of the reasons the marriage broke down. I also concentrate on prioritizing the children’s needs and getting both parties to focus on what is in their children’s best interests.

I specialise in all aspects of work relating to Family Law, offering advice on all the legal and financial consequences resulting from the breakdown of a relationship. I have acted for a wide range of clients, assisting them to resolve their disputes both through the court system and outside the court , using my skills and experience.

I have built a successful practice on the basis of a common sense approach that is aimed at finding solutions at the earliest possible opportunity for the benefit of all involved.

I am client focused and am committed to providing exceptional customer care. I am approachable, friendly and willing to help and so you should feel happy to contact me at any time. I take time to ensure you are clear about the legal process every step of the way.

I will provide you with my direct land line, mobile number and direct email address so that you can contact me at any time. I am contactable outside of normal office hours, and seven days a week. If you call me and need to leave a message I will always call you back the same day.

I am a member of Resolution, an organisation of 6,500 family lawyers, who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters. Resolution also campaigns for improvements to the family justice system.

I understand that choosing a family law solicitor is not something you have probably done before and so I offer a free initial telephone consultation so that I can explain to you how I would help you with your case.

Send me an email at paul@prenticefamilylaw.co.uk or call my direct line on 01483 237 989 to arrange your free initial telephone consultation.

Zara Prentice

As well as being Paul’s sister I am a family law solicitor with 15 years’ experience. I began my career in Guildford, qualifying in 1996, where I spent my time establishing and developing family law and litigation departments. In 1998 I moved to Sydney, Australia and practised with a large city firm, before returning to the UK to continue building a client base in and around Surrey, specialising in Family Law.

I provide expert legal advice on all aspects of family disputes from private child issues such as child care arrangements, divorce and financial matters, negotiating settlements of all values, to breakdown of civil partnerships.

I take a pragmatic and common sense approach to solving my client’s cases and I am committed to providing clear and cost effective advice. I always have my client’s best interests at heart and will offer you support throughout.

I appreciate that it is not always convenient for you to make appointments during office hours and so I am able to offer out of hours meetings.

The vast majority of my new clients come from recommendations from current or previous clients.

If you would like to contact me email me at zara@prenticefamilylaw.co.uk

Zara Prentice
Sarah Prentice

Sarah Prentice

As well as being Paul’s wife, I work as the legal assistant. I am also responsible for the smooth running of the firm in respect of both administration and finance.