Chester: 01244 354800
Liverpool: 0151 3210000
  The Law Society Accredited
Solicitors in Chester and Liverpool

At DTM Legal we offer a wide range of Family, Divorce and Matrimonial law services to support you at a time when you most need. We provide straightforward, sensible, expert advice and will ensure that your matter is dealt with swiftly and efficiently. We understand that dealing with a divorce or family matter can be highly emotional and stressful and we believe a high quality client care approach is imperative in the process.

We will ensure that you have all the information and support you need whether finalising your divorce, resolving complex financial issues or providing help with how your children spend time with each parent.

Our first-hand knowledge and bespoke advice is highly specialised and we ensure that it is always strategic, cost-effective and clear.  We work with a number of local mediators if that is the right path for you or we can negotiate settlements but equally we will litigate where necessary.

DTM’s Divorce and Family team understand that clients may prefer not to go to Court but our objective is always to provide our clients with the best possible outcome by the most appropriate means.

Our services include:

Divorce and civil partnership dissolution
Financial settlements
Unmarried couples and cohabitation issues
• Pensions in divorce
Business in divorce
• Spousal maintenance
• Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements
• Enforcements and financial orders
• Separation agreements
• Child arrangement orders (for parents or grandparents)
• Financial support for children
• Domestic violence and injunctions
• Freezing orders
• Consent orders

If you would like to give us a call we provide an initial free consultation (one hour).

To contact Lesley Smythe and the Family Law team call on 07842 310861 or 01244 568626 or email  or

What our clients say

  • “Lesley has provided calm, clear and concise legal advice (both on the financials and children front) during a very acrimonious divorce. I would have been completely lost and totally overwhelmed at times without her. Lesley’s key skills are listening and advising, whilst always ensuring the bigger picture was understood and possible implications to both my children and I. Lesley is very personable, reliable, knowledgeable and approachable. I would wholeheartedly recommend Lesley and her firm.”

    Mrs. H, client

  • “"I have been going through rather messy and protracted divorce and child proceedings. Lesley has helped me every step of the way. Her advice has been clear and consistent throughout. During the most challenging and emotional time in my life, I have been thankful to have a solicitor like Lesley – she has handled my case in a professional and sensitive way whilst remaining pragmatic. She is a safe pair of hands and I can’t thank her enough for her advice and guidance””

    Mrs. M, client

  • “"Lesley has provided fantastic support and guidance through every stage of my divorce - one of the most stressful and difficult experiences of my life. Despite always remaining completely professional, Lesley also has an incredibly personal and approachable nature yet remains firmly assertive and determined to pursue a fair resolution for her clients. I’ve really valued Lesley’s knowledgeable but pragmatic advice and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Lesley to friends or colleagues needing family-related legal advice. "”

    Mr. C, client

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