As the coronavirus pandemic continues to put stress on relationships and family life, and changes to shift patterns place shared parenting agreements under strain, NHS staff are being offered complimentary help to ease these pressures over the coming months.

 To provide a solution, Slater Heelis solicitors is offering NHS staff, throughout England and Wales, a free one-hour consultation, as a thank you for their efforts in combating COVID-19 during these exceptional times.

The Coronavirus pandemic has created increasingly difficult conditions for families who may already be separated, or who have become separated due to the isolation of a parent, as they are in contact with Covid-positive patients.

The one-hour complimentary consultation with a lawyer in the family team, who are all Resolution trained, will allow NHS workers to obtain specialist advice, wherever they are in England or Wales, on how best to deal with their situation. They will have access to advice on any family law issue, including out of court settlements such as mediation, child arrangements, separation, domestic violence, financial separation, divorce/dissolution, maintenance, pre-nuptial agreements or living together/cohabitation arrangements.

Mark Heptinstall, partner and head of family at Slater Heelissaid: “This is an incredibly difficult time for families, especially those putting their own lives at risk working long hours for our NHS. Workers may be living apart or self-isolating from the rest of their family and children, which places an additional stress on what may already be a strained situation.

“We would like to say thank you for everything that the NHS workers do to protect the nation, and give something back in our way. As a small token of our gratitude and appreciation we are offering our specialist services to all NHS staff in need of family law advice.”

NHS workers who would like to seek further advice on any aspect of family law should email by 31st May 2020, using an NHS registered email address, in order to book a consultation.

The consultation can take place by telephone, video conferencing, or even face-to-face, following the easing of lockdown measures. The appointment must be booked and taken by 30th November 2020. 

The Family Court continues to operate during the current Covid 19 pandemic and Slater Heelis is an expert in all aspects of family law. To contact Slater Heelis about any matter of family law, please call: 0161 969 3131 or visit us via our website:


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