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Katy is a consummate professional who has worked tirelessly to help my children and I, with the utmost diligence throughout my case. Katy really took the time to understand me, my case as a man, and the significant challenges my family faced, helping me successfully navigate what has been a particularly difficult phase of my life. Katy has always been very supportive, taken the time to deeply consider and reflect upon issues and gave the very best child-centric advice to achieve the very best outcomes for my children and I. Katy found excellent barristers, making sure I had the very best representation and advice at every stage of my case. Katy’s input and impact on my case and our lives has been life-changing, for which I’ll be eternally grateful. I was incredibly fortunate to find Harbour Family Law and wholeheartedly recommend them.

Mr. B

Fiona, you really were a breath of fresh air to me. After unfortunately being in the family justice system for four years, and having two previous solicitors, meeting you was my salvation. I felt instantly at ease, understood and you always showed such empathy towards me. You were so professional and knowledgeable at the same time. I felt very reassured in your care. I would always highly recommend you and your practice. Thank you so much again.

Ms. K

I'd just like to say thank you so much for all of your hard work Nicky. It really has been a pleasure working alongside you. You truly are great at what you do. You are a wonderful, caring person who gave exceptional advice at such a difficult time for me.

Miss. B

Divorce is such a dreadful thing to be faced with and it is such an emotional time. Katy was able to be the voice of reason and get the practical side of the divorce resolved in an efficient and respectful manner. Katy was adept and knew exactly what and how to conduct things. I felt like it was all done so professionally. I felt safe knowing Katy and the whole team at Harbour family law were steering my boat to safety!

Mr. S

Katy has really helped me understand and navigate my legal position as resident parent and rewrite my narrative to take back control. Katy is professional, compassionate, controlled & to the point.

Mrs. T

Katy is a wonderful Solicitor. She is measured, wise and steadfast. She has been a great support to me and I have felt entirely safe in her hands. I will always be grateful for her representing me and my children and for putting our safety, best interests and protection at the forefront of her counsel. She fronted the battle in one of the most challenging times I have endured in my life and took the huge burden I was carrying and took it into her own hands. She shielded me from barrages of unwanted contact and was discerning in what she shared with me.

Mrs. L

I would totally recommend Harbour Family Law Solicitors to anyone seeking experts in divorce law. I was delighted at their friendly and open approach to my issue. They immediately took what was a very stressful situation and handled it themselves, easing the stress on me. At the same time, I was involved at every step of the way, so I knew what was going on. I knew I could rely on them to achieve the best outcome, whilst smoothing what can be a very painful process.

Mr. M

A massive thank you for all the great work you’ve done for myself and my daughter over these past months. I can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done. Thank you Hannah.

Mr. C

I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to you Fiona in your handling of my case. The support and guidance you have provided during this process, has made a very uncomfortable and sometimes frightening experience, more manageable. There have been countless times when you have provided more than just the standard service one might expect from a solicitor, and that made a huge difference to how I have coped with the tough times. I felt we have worked together well and had a very open and honest, trusting relationship which no doubt contributed to the successful resolution of the divorce and financial settlement. I would highly recommend you to my friends, in the unfortunate event that they needed a divorce. Hope I bump into you again in a personal, non-professional capacity.

Mrs. C

From the first meeting at the start of my divorce journey to my final appointment where I reclaimed my maiden name I have felt heard and supported by Ros. She is knowledgeable, respectful, kind and assiduous. She removed fear and replaced it with hope. I would certainly recommend her if you need help navigating a divorce, be it civil or challenging in nature. Thank you Ros.

Mrs. T

I have been extremely happy with the professional approach and depth of knowledge from Harbour Family Law and would not hesitate to use them again or recommend them to any of my family or friends. I am a very happy client. Thanks Fiona.

Mr. K

"Katy is pure excellence, an absolute professional in her field. From start to finish she was reliable, extremely knowledgeable and delivered first class advice and support throughout very trying times. Her guidance is second to none. I trusted her implicitly with her recommendations, which I always followed without hesitation. I listened to her advice, as I trusted Katy unreservedly. Katy is unflappable and extremely determined to give her clients the best possible outcome. Always available during times of crises, always reassuring throughout times of doubt, coupled with the ability to remain calm, with a caring nature. Absolutely excellent. Thanks so much"

Mrs. R

Thank you all for your help, support and guidance during this time. You have all been exceptional and a delight to deal with. You are swift to react, professional and “know your onions” when it comes to the legal intricacies.

Mr. D

"Katy provided an efficient, professional excellent service with sound legal advice and achieved a resolution which specifically met my individual needs. Her communication skills are outstanding and she provided genuine care and support throughout the process. I would highly recommend Katy for marital or partnership issues"

Ms. J

"I cannot recommend Nicky enough, she is very professional and exceptionally organised. She is consistently aware of the needs of the case and the client. She makes it look easy. Also she is a lovely person. She has an ability to empathise and understand the client as a human, and was able to achieve understanding and trust swiftly with me. Nicky was great at making herself clearly understood. My case was very emotionally challenging and she was able to handle my emotions with grace and ease, but without false promise. Nicky showed genuine kindness and integrity, and where appropriate was able to steer me in the right direction effectively, guiding me through an upsetting process well. Nicky never once dropped the ball. She is so organised, motivated and aware. I cannot imagine a better family solicitor"

Ms. L

Our team of Solicitors

Katy is a committed, passionate family law solicitor. She has over 24 years’ experience of practising all areas of family law, particularly in relation to relationship breakdown, finances (includ...

Katy Zikking LLB

Solicitor, Collaborative lawyer, Founder and Director of Harbour Family Law

Fiona joined Harbour Family Law as a Director in March 2016. Fiona has practised at a well-known law firm in Bristol since qualification in 2002 and now brings her considerable experience and exper...

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Fiona Greener BA

Solicitor, Director

Nicky Howarth joined Harbour Family Law as a Director and head of the Clifton office in January 2020. Nicky has practised at a number of major law firms in Bristol since qualification in 2002 and h...

nicky Howarth
Nicky Howarth LLB

Solicitor, Director

Ros qualified as a solicitor in 2001, having trained with an established West Country firm. Ros remained at the same firm for a number of years, building on her experience of dealing with general f...

Ros White LLB

Senior Associate Solicitor, Collaborative Lawyer

Emma has more than 14 years experience in family law, practicing at a top-tier firm in Bristol. She specialises in financial arrangements following separation, including separation of assets and pr...

Emma Gordon LLB

Senior Associate Solicitor, Child Maintenance Specialist

Hannah qualified as a solicitor in 2011 in all areas of private family law. Hannah joined Harbour Family Law as an Associate Solicitor in November 2016, particularly financial settlement and arrang...

Hannah Holdaway BA MSC

Associate Solicitor

Lisa joined Harbour Family Law in April 2019. Lisa practised as an Accountant with KPMG and now brings her extensive experience and skills to Harbour Family Law.

Lisa can be contacted on 011...

Lisa Williams

Accounts Manager

Anna joined Harbour Family Law in September 2014. With more than 15 years’ experience in family law, at one of the leading law firms in Bristol, Anna brings with her valuable knowledge and expert...

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Anna Powell

Legal Secretary/Personal Assistant

Kerri joined Harbour Family Law in December 2015 having worked at previous law firms and having a broad knowledge and experience of legal secretarial skills. Kerri is committed to delivering a pers...

Kerri Whitelock

Legal Secretary

Lily joined Harbour Family Law in January 2020 having previously worked at leading law firms in Bristol and Bath. Lily began her career in law as an apprentice, quickly working her way up to roles...

Lily Miller

Legal Secretary/Paralegal

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Harbour Family Law are Family Solicitors and Divorce Lawyers in Bristol, Clevedon & Portishead

From Divorce Proceedings to Financial Settlements, Separation, Child arrangements, and Collaborative Practice, we are a trusted law firm in Bristol, Clevedon & Portishead who are committed to helping individuals.

Katy Zikking (Founder and Director) is known and recognised as a local specialist within Collaborative and Family Lawyer groups in the Bristol and Portishead area. She and her fellow Bristol lawyers can provide you with specialist advice concerning your particular case. Harbour Family Law is a modern, forward-thinking firm with offices in Bristol, Clevedon & Portishead. We understand the particular pressures and difficulties when relationships end, and strive to help you navigate divorce or separation in the best possible way.

Family Law Solicitors and Divorce Lawyers- with Law Firms in Bristol, Clevedon & Portishead

Amongst the leading family law firms & solicitors in Bristol, Harbour are driven to provide exceptional legal assistance for many types of family concerns. You can come to us whether you’re first applying for a divorce or legal separation, awaiting your final order, negotiating child agreements, seeking a clean break financial order, or anything in-between. Holding a recognised excellence in many areas of legal services, our family lawyers & divorce solicitors continue to build strong and trusting relationships with our clients to bring forth best solutions. We work with a range of families and are confident that there’s always a way out to any concerns handed over to us.

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Listen to our very own specialist family solicitor Hannah Holdaway discuss her fascinating and unique PhD research into how the divorce process is experienced - by clients and solicitors #divorce #resolution #familylaw

Err…..somewhat unbelievably 10 years has passed since Harbour Family Law began! What an extraordinary 10 years they have been. The phrase ‘it’s the journey and not the destination’ feels very true. I have had the very good fortune to journey the last 10 years with a team of

We are all delighted as Emma Gordon LLB joins the Harbour Family Law team! 👏🏻👏🏻
Emma is a specialist family solicitor with a particular interest in child maintenance. Emma will be based at our Clifton office & contacted on 01173751780. Welcome Emma!

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