Meet Our Team

Katy Zikking LLB

FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF HARBOUR FAMILY LAW

Katy has over 19 years’ experience of practising all areas of family law, particularly in relation to finances (including property disputes) and arrangements concerning children...

Fiona Greener BA

DIRECTOR

Fiona joined Harbour Family Law as a Director in March 2016. Fiona has practised at a major law firm in Bristol since qualification in...

Hannah Holdaway BA MSC

Associate Solicitor

Hannah joined Harbour Family Law as an Associate Solicitor in November 2016. Hannah has previously worked at major law firms in Dorset and Gloucestershire...

Ros White LLB

Associate Solicitor

Ros is a family solicitor, with extensive experience in all aspects of family law with a particular interest in cases concerning Children. Ros brings...

Hayley Clements MAAT ILCA

Accounts Manager

Hayley joined Harbour Family Law in April 2018. Hayley has practised as Accounts Manager in a major law firm in Bristol and now brings...

Anna Powell

LEGAL SECRETARY/PERSONAL ASSISTANT

Anna joined Harbour Family Law in September 2014. With more than 15 years’ experience in family law, at one of the leading law firms...

Kerri Whitelock

LEGAL SECRETARY

Kerri joined Harbour Family Law in December 2015 having worked at previous law firms and having a broad knowledge and experience of legal secretarial...

testimonials

Find out what our clients have said

I have been working with Katy on a very intense and subtle case over a period of a year, involving my son who is binational. Katy is an incredible solicitor, very organised, with attention to detail and who put my son’s best interests and well-being first at all times. This is to be valued highly, and is certainly valued by the family Court. Clients who work with Katy will have to trust her and listen to her. I have done so even at times when it was difficult to hear what Katy was telling me, and ultimately we reached a very good outcome. One aspect of working with Katy, which I particularly benefited from, was the communication. Katy always did things when she said she was going to do them, and always answered promptly to my queries, ultimately leaving me with the feeling of being accompanied and well advised all the way through this journey. Another important point is that behind Katy there is a very professional and lovely team, and ultimately a Harbour Family Law “machine” working very well and very efficiently. Had I taken the decision to work with another solicitors firm, or had I not listened to Katy’s sound advice, we probably would not have reached the outcome we did.

Mr. J – Children Act proceedings

I would just like to say thank you to Katy and all at Harbour Family Law. I obviously did my research to find Harbour Family Law. Katy and her staff exceed expectation. My divorce was handled very professionally and the collaborative process is certainly to be recommended. I believe my ex-wife and myself avoided acrimony and recriminations and have remained friends. After 30 years I am so pleased that this is the case. I have seen so many friends going through adversarial divorces, I am so glad I avoided this. I cannot recommend Harbour Family Law highly enough. Thanks again.

Mr. R – Collaborative practice

My divorce has been the most difficult and traumatic time in my life. However, if there is a guiding light, it is Katy. She was able to manage my emotional state, as well as professionally providing the relevant knowledge in order the get the best possible outcome for me.  I would certainly recommend her services.

Mr. D – Divorce and Financial Negotiation client

Katy acted for me in the Collaborative process. We had tried mediation with another solicitor and taken three long, tedious meetings to come to an outline of the ‘marital pot’. It was clear that the mediator was not the right person to help us with resolving the split of the financial assets, so we changed to Collaborative practice. I met with Katy twice before the meeting, she was with me throughout the day and followed up the conclusions from the discussion. Katy was very much the right person to have with me in the meeting. She is quick to assimilate information and assess the situation. She gave clear, logical advice and briefed me on the process. I went into the meeting feeling well-supported. During the discussions, she was flexible, kept the conversation moving and made practical suggestions on how to address impasses. The conversation was always calm and constructive. At the end of the day we came to an agreement that was better than I could have imagined, plus both my husband and me felt OK with it. A large part of that is due to Katy’s composed guidance and application of her intelligence and creativity in finding solutions. Her support has been vital in giving us a way forward in finishing the marriage – one that we can both see the logic of, and so can justify. I have already recommended her services to friends and will continue to do so!

Mrs. A – Collaborative practice

I approached Harbour Family Law after having received a disappointing service from another Law firm. My case was handled by Katy Zikking, who provided advice that demonstrated a deep understanding of the law surrounding my situation. Her professionalism enabled me to achieve a resolution that I had previously thought was going to cost me a lot more time and money than it has. During briefings Katy quickly assimilates information and gives excellent advice based on that information and her legal knowledge. Whilst being very approachable and friendly to me, Katy showed that she was more than capable of defending me in the face of bullying tactics from her opponent in my case. I would have no hesitation recommending her.

Ms. L – Separation, property and children matters

I can highly recommend Katy Zikking at Harbour Family Law. The service I received throughout the process was excellent. Where incredibly acrimonious meditation had failed, Katy was able to recover the situation to give me the best possible outcome. Throughout the whole process Katy was professional, knowledgeable, reassuring and most importantly completely committed in supporting me to get the best possible outcome. She was guided by a strong sense of fairness and gave me the confidence to stand firm in a very difficult process. This has enabled me to retain financial security for my family. My queries were always responded to promptly and efficiently. I never want to go through this process again, but if I did, I would not hesitate to use Harbour Family Law.

Mrs. J – Divorce and Financial Remedy

Fiona offered friendly and professional support throughout my divorce. She explained the process in detail every step of the way, which was very reassuring. She was easy to get hold of, or if she was unavailable, promptly got back to me. Fiona understood my situation and made sure that me and my children got the best outcome. A very professional company. I would highly recommend them. Thank you.

Mrs. E – Divorce and Financial Remedy client

After a year of heartache I felt there was only one option open – to consult a solicitor. I was put at ease straight away by Ros. She fully understood the situation. A sensitive letter was sent to the family member, beautifully written. Without Ros, who was kind and compassionate, I could not have coped with this situation on my own.

Mrs. G – Family client

Katy Zikking and Harbour Family Law were extremely professional in their approach.  Divorces are, I suspect, difficult and emotional times for all involved. Above just being a law firm dealing with the legal aspects of my divorce, I felt supported and guided.  I found their advice invaluable, but also I found their approach to be warm and sympathetic – making that trying time much more bearable, and as smooth as could have been expected.

Mrs. A – Divorce and Financial Remedy client

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From Divorce Proceedings to Financial Settlements, Separation & Children Issues

Harbour Family Law are Family Lawyers in Bristol, Portishead & Clevedon

From Divorce Proceedings to Financial Settlements, Separation, Children Issues and Collaborative Practice, having many years’ experience within Family Law, 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 and can provide you with specialist advice concerning your particular case. Harbour Family Law is a modern, forward-thinking Family Solicitor practice in Bristol, Clevedon & Portishead. We understand the particular pressures and difficulties when relationships end.