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132993 CAMBRIDGE-7
Cambridge, London

Simon Bethel

Work 01223 443334
Cambridge Family Law Practice

Work Department

Family Law




Simon has nearly 20 years’ experience in family law. He facilitates the smooth progress of complex financial matters and seeks to defuse and actively resolve high-conflict children disputes. Wherever there are children, he provides constructive and effective legal guidance, ensuring that everyone involved considers those children’s interests as a priority. He aims for constructive negotiations and the use of non-court dispute resolution processes wherever workable, and provides expert conduct of litigation and court advocacy if not. Simon’s clients come from all walks of life and a wide geographical area, and many are referred to him by former clients and fellow legal professionals. He is passionate about achieving good service and the best possible outcome at an appropriate cost. He is a collaborative practitioner and also accepts instructions as a Family Law Arbitrator for children's cases.


Resolution (Chair, Children Committee), Cambridge Family Dispute Resolution Group (former Chair); Institute of Family Law Arbitrators

East Anglia: Private client


Within: Leading individuals

Simon Bethel - Cambridge Family Law Practice

Within: Family

Cambridge Family Law Practice's six partners all provide ‘excellent service, prompt responses and a good understanding of the issues‘. The partners are 'all extremely knowledgeable, thorough and great to work with'. The firm handles high-value cases for clients in East Anglia and in London, as well as those living overseas. Simon Bethel is 'knowledgeable, hardworking and determined while always giving realistic advice'. Sue Varty 'displays a determination to pursue the client's interests; she is a pragmatist, determined to find solutions'. 'Highly intelligent and fierce litigatorTricia Ashton is 'an excellent listener in a field of law which is fraught with emotion and stress; her calm and clear advice has been invaluable in guiding clients with positive and constructive options'. Gail Marchant-Daisley is 'hugely respected - calm, experienced and measured in all she does'. Adam Moghadas handles many cases involving children and 'has an excellent temperament for that area; he is really adept at calming the situation and cutting through all the emotion'. Jeremy Ford joined the team in 2018 from Setfords Solicitors.

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