Family Law

I was referred to Dawn Millar/ Healds by a family member who had used their services. By the time I initially spoke to Healds, I had lost all hope of ever getting my legal situation addressed. After wasting much time and money with various other practices- who just advised ‘unusual, interesting but nothing could be done’ and charging me for the privilege- even just for ‘thinking time!, it was really refreshing to hear.. ‘Yes, it is unusual, and it is difficult, but we will help you find a way through’. Whilst the law does not support my predicament, as there is no legal mechanism to remove a charge. Dawn Millar and Tom Silverwood- Cope, helped me find a way that would help protect me, my son and my home. I cannot emphasis what a relief this has been. Dawn and Tom are none other than straightforward, proactive and very structured in their approach whilst being supportive and reassuring. Both Dawn and Tom are kind and decent people first and foremost. Their care, experience and knowledge make you reassured you are in safe hands. They are always extremely professional, but very personable at the same time. Thank you also for finding Paul Infield. If you get the opportunity to pass on my thanks also, I would be very grateful.

Partnership Disputes

Having been in business for a relatively short period of time, I was involved in a partnership dispute that quickly escalated into a rather nasty situation. Having never previously sought professional legal advice, I was recommended to Heald Solicitors. The aggressive nature of the opposition’s solicitors was countered by a non-confrontational yet firm approach by Heald, which eventually resulted in a very positive outcome for me, saving my business literally thousands of pounds. I now have an excellent working relationship with Simon Daw at Heald and can always rely on his measured advice and considered opinion. I have already recommended his services to my own clients.

Debt Collection

What you did within the limited time and in the context of a bailiff baying for my blood is incredible. You really go beyond the call of duty.


Dear Mr Pobjoy
I am writing to thank you for your help in guiding us through the complicated and confusing system necessary for my son to have his Degree and CRB documents Certified and Apostilled. My son gained a teaching post in South Korea and was becoming very stressed as no one here in Blackpool seemed to know what he had to do and the web instructions were, as mentioned above, extremely complicated and confusing. Time was also of the essence as the school would only hold the post for a short time before giving it to someone else who had their paperwork in order. I phoned you on Friday morning and sent the documents express. You received them Monday morning and delivered the Documents to The Legislative and Foreign Office, which I believe is next door to your offices, by hand You picked them up by hand on Tuesday and sent them back to us express. It is Wednesday morning and we have everything we need to give to the Courier to send to South Korea. Not only was this an amazing service but you successfully removed all the stress and uncertainty in the initial phone call as we immediately trusted the time line you gave us. My son and I highly recommend your service.
Many thanks
Diane Wardle
You have recently notarised and arranged an Apostille Service for my daughter for her degree certificates and Disclosure document. I wanted to thank you very much (also on behalf of my daughter) for the quick and efficient service we have received from you .
Thanks for the good service. I recieved my certificates on Saturday. The Brish Embassy here were very impressed with the service you provided and you should get some recommendations from them in the future.


Dear Gareth, Karen & Team

May I take this opportunity to thank you once again!

Upon two separate occasions we required attestation for our job relocation to the U.A.E –

I came to you with no hesitation based on my previous experiences, having spent eight years in estate agency, I only ever recommended your conveyancing services to other people, of which was very professional, efficient and thorough.

The time came when I required your services for myself and my family, I was chuffed to find that you also do attestation. We knew nothing about the procedure and you made the process very simple.

The work you completed for us was around our schedule and exactly to our needs, throughout it was seamless and professional.

We would definitely recommend you for having only ever experienced a very good service, conveyancing and attestation, you came up trumps every time.

Thank you so much

Leedon and Debra Elwood
Dear Mr Pobjoy

I write to you to thank you, once again, for your excellent service. I last needed your help two and a half years ago when my son gained a teaching post in South Korea and needed his documents authorised and Apostilled.

He recently discovered his CRB (or DBS as it is now) had expired. I was able to scan him over identification documents and he applied for a new one on line. I received his new CRB on Monday and sent it to you, recorded delivery, the same day. You managed to authorise it and have it Apostilled at the Legislative and Foreign Office and returned to me by Friday. Your assistant even scanned the document and sent a copy by email to me and also my son in South Korea. Once again I fully recommend you to anyone who finds themselves needing this service, as you could not make it easier.

Kind Regards

Diane Wardle
Dear Karen

I would just like to thank you for all your help dealing with the legalisation of my birth certificate. I was very lucky that the document caught up with me in Vienna so that I could take it with me to the Embassy.

If I have to get any other documents legalised in the future or will need any other services you provide, then I will not hesitate to call. I live in Austria and although I only spoke to you or had mail contact, I felt I was in good hands.

Thank you again for sorting things out quickly and taking some of my anxiety off me!!!! I will certainly recommend you and the company further.


Dawn, I just wanted to say thank you for all the fantastic work you did for me and the kids. Both the kids are doing really well and are thriving at school. They both had brilliant feedback on parents evening. Please also pass on my appreciation of the barrister if you see him. Once again I can’t thank you enough for everything you did in a very turbulent year.
Mr P – Milton Keynes Father of two
Dear Dawn

It’s been as much of a pleasure as a divorce can be. It’s been a rollercoaster year for me in many ways but the one element which remained constant was that I was working with a great team headed by Dawn and I always felt I had the best representation even in the darker times.

Thank you.

Mr H – London divorcing after short marriage
Dear Dawn,

Healds handled my divorce with considerable skill and efficiency. The eventual settlement was not only satisfactory but also close to that which they had predicted at the outset. An important factor was their relationship with top-class outside advisors, such as pension specialists and legal counsel. My only regret is that the other party was unable to source the same level of advice. Had they done so, both parties would have had a speedier, more collaborative and less costly process.

N.W. complicated financial issues after long marriage
I recently went through a divorce with the professional assistance of Dawn Millar at Heald Solicitors.
Dawn made the whole procedure easy for me especially with the daunting task of filling in the forms.
I was very impressed with the prompt service.

Mrs S of Milton Keynes

Prompt Service
Dear Dawn

Thank you for your help and assistance throughout this process. I would have no hesitation in recommending you or your firms services to anyone else I come across in the future

Thanks & Kind Regards

Mr M contact to children
“Dear Mary,

Thank you for supporting me through this long journey. Your determination, your decisiveness and your aim to get the best possible outcome was amazing. I so admire your focus and your strength.

Thank you for all you’ve done

Dear Mary,

Just to thank you for all your help and advice with my case. I could never have got there without you.

All the best


Wills, Probate and Trust

As a client, my dealings with Heald Solicitors have always proved in all respects to be extremely professional. In particular, when handling quite complex personal matters, explanations provided were both articulate and easy to understand. In addition and importantly, responses to both written and verbal communications were always very rapid. For these reasons I would highly recommended the first class service provided by Heald Solicitors.
Dr Ramsden

Martin Banham-Hall

The service was excellent. From the prompt initial reply to the final handshake the whole Mediation procedure has been exemplary. I hope this is a service that will flourish and be used more widely by companies such as ours.
Wren Davies Ltd
I have been very satisfied with the prompt and meticulous attention you have provided, without which it’s unlikely completion would have happened today. I look forward to working with you again on future transactions.
Runjit Bhopal
Many thanks Martin, you’ve done a grand job. Worth every penny and I’d recommend you to anybody.
Alan Bullen, Lynx Networks PLC
Thank you for the great work you have done for us. It has been a real pleasure working with you, you have always been very responsive. We will of course work with you again in the future.
Pain de Mie Ltd
A pleasure to work with….Martin listened carefully and was a source of good ideas throughout.
Presiley Baxendale QC

David Dees

I just wanted to say thank you for your wonderful skill and tireless patience in making my recent transaction a reality.
Neil Hornsby, PFF Analysis

Mary Banham-Hall

One of Mary’s family law clients said, “Mary’s strength and determination saw me through one of the most difficult times of my life. I even think some of it rubbed off on me!”
One of her mediation clients said, “Mediation proved to be a good, workmanlike service – good and professional.”

Dawn Millar

Dear Dawn

Firstly I would just like to thank you, and also Jennifer and Suzanne, for helping and supporting me to finalise the sale of my house so that I can at last move on with my life. You will never know how much it means to me, and I will never be able to thank you enough for all your hard work and efforts on my behalf. You are all amazing, thank you.

Again, words cannot express how much your help means to me, thank you seems so little when it means the world to me.

Thank you.

Dear Dawn

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for helping me through all this, not just with the excellent legal advice, but also your understanding of the difficulties I was experiencing. I also want to say how impressed I was with the Barrister – he was absolutely wonderful – gentle and kind as well as being knowledgeable and efficient. If you have any more clients who feel as I did, then please do let them read this, and I am happy to reassure them that they are in the best possible hands.

Thank you.

Mrs K, Milton Keynes.
I had a huge mountain to climb but with Mary and Dawn by my side I achieved a most exceptional divorce settlement. Without their unending support and professional advice of the highest calibre I would never have achieved the financial security I needed for the rest of my life. I cannot recommend Heald Law highly enough.
Mrs S divorcing after an extremely long marriage.