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Venters Solicitors

Family Tier 6

The team at Venters Solicitors is led by matrimonial and child care specialist Andrea Dawkins, who is skilled in advising on divorce and the financial aspects of relationship breakdown. Other areas of expertise include advising on domestic violence cases, schedule 1 claims and cohabitation agreements, as well as public law child care work. Dawkins frequently represents children through their guardians as well as adults in care proceedings. She also has experience in advising on alternative family matters and conducts a lot of her own advocacy.

Practice head(s):


‘The team worked tirelessly for a mother in public law proceedings. They offered a gold-standard service which laid the solid foundation for presenting the client’s case successfully and achieving a great result’

Venters Solicitors is a well-respected legal and mediation practice with offices in South London, Central London and Surrey, and mediation facilities across London, Essex, Surrey and Sussex. Its founder and managing partner is June Venters QC, the first woman solicitor ever to be appointed Queen’s Counsel.

The firm: Venters Solicitors has a dedicated team of solicitors, case workers and mediators who have vast experience and are specialists in their field. The firm takes a professional, pragmatic and proactive approach to cases and offers transparency when it comes to costs.

Over the years, the firm has represented numerous cases, many of which have been ‘high profile’ and which have received considerable media attention. However, whatever the nature or seriousness of the case, the firm is committed to providing its clients with a first-class service and value for money.

Venters Solicitors seeks to support its clients throughout the progress of their case and to ensure that they are kept fully informed. The firm provides straightforward advice and ensures that every client is aware of all options that may be available to them in the pursuit of justice.

Types of work undertaken: Venters Solicitors undertake all aspects of family, children, criminal law and family mediation. This includes:

Family: divorce/separation/civil partnerships/pre and post nuptial arrangements/children cases/re-location cases/international child abduction cases, care proceedings, adoption, special guardianship and domestic abuse.

Criminal: fraud, youth crime, public order offences, disciplinary proceedings, wrongful arrest and police harassment, professional regulation, drink/drive, careless/reckless/dangerous driving, speeding, points system, offensive weapons, murder.

Family mediation: finance/children and direct consultation with children.

Venters solicitors is led by June Venters QC (the first woman solicitor to be appointed Queen’s Counsel) who has specialised in the fields of family and criminal law throughout her entire career and who sits as a recorder in the Crown Court and County Court.

All senior family solicitors are accredited and members of either the Law Society Family Panel or Resolution both of which is a mark of excellence.

Venters Solicitors will work in a way to preserve its clients’ dignity and where possible to encourage agreement. However, in cases where it is not possible to achieve agreement and court proceedings have to be pursued, Venters Solicitors aims to ensure that any proceedings are conducted in a constructive and realistic way to minimise conflict and distress as far as possible but with the objective being to achieve at all times the best possible outcome for its clients.

Other offices: Reigate, Surrey and Temple, London

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior partner June Venters QC 01737 229 610
Family June Venters QC 01737 229 610
Family Andrea Dawkins 0207 277 0110
Criminal law June Venters QC 01737 229 610
Civil and family mediation June Venters QC 01737 229 610
Civil and family mediation Elsbeth Wells 01737 229 610
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Tracey Brett  photo Ms Tracey Brett
 Francesca Ghisoni  photo Francesca Ghisoni Family and Childcare
Ms Sherma Polidore  photo Ms Sherma Polidore
Number of UK partners : 5
Association of Lawyers for Children
Solicitors Regulation Authority
Resolution Accredited with particular specialisms in Children Law and Private
Family Law Advanced Panel
Law Society Children Panel
Children Law Scheme Children’s Representative
Children Law Accreditation