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Frances Bentley

Associate Solicitor

Frances is an Associate Solicitor dealing with all aspects of family law, including divorce, finances, children matters and cohabitation disputes but with a particular specialism in divorce and matrimonial finances including cases of high net worth.

Frances worked for Chafes Solicitors from October 2013 – October 2017 starting as a paralegal and then progressing to a trainee solicitor. After qualifying in October 2017, Fran took a solicitor post at Maguire Family Law in December 2017 and was promoted to Associate Solicitor in September 2019.

Best things in life: travelling to exotic destinations, eating pizza with a glass of prosecco in hand and spending time with my family.


Frances has had exposure to complicated financial cases of high net worth and has worked with leading counsel on cases where assets exceed 7 million. She successfully navigated a recent financial case through an appeal which later resulted in a financial settlement.

International relocation cases, and complex private law children matters have formed a large portion of Frances’ experience. She was successful in obtaining a costs order against the other party in one particular children act case.

Collaborating with counsel has has resulted in excellent working relationships leading to recommendation from counsel she has worked with.  Frances takes an empathetic approach to all clients, ensuring consistency of client care and professionalism from start to finish. Her professionalism and calming advice has been complimented by clients.


“It has been a long road but we got to the end eventually.  I have very much appreciated the sage and calming advice you have provided throughout the course of the application,  and specifically you have been a credit to your organisation and profession generally”


“I have really appreciated your support over the last 12 months or so, as well as that of your colleagues during this difficult time. You have been very helpful and I won’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone needing professional advice or support”.


“Frances has taken on my case. She has been absolutely fantastic. She always responds in the time frames she says. She has explained all stages clearly and I understand each stage of my divorce application”


“I felt like I was in control of decisions as alternative options were always given and I always felt that I had been given clear advice. I was always kept informed throughout the entire process. Frances was always at the end of the phone/email to answer any questions and this was done promptly. I would like to thank Frances for her work in ensuring that my divorce and financial settlement went through quickly as this really did make the process less stressful. Thanks for everything”


To arrange a meeting or telephone appointment for advice on any areas of Family law, divorce, separation, children or finances please telephone Frances on +44 (0) 1625 544 660 or email: frances.bentley@family-law.co.uk