Advertising Feature: After a decade serving the Mid Sussex area, Lisa de Silva explores the reasons behind Tisshaws’ continued success
Established by Gilva Tisshaw in 2012, Tisshaws is now the largest family law firm in Mid-Sussex, with a coveted reputation for legal expertise and professional integrity. Built on a philosophy of care, Gilva and her like-minded team treat clients with levels of empathy and understanding often lacking elsewhere.
Recently shortlisted for Resolution’s Resilience Award 2021, Gilva was praised for her ‘commendable support for clients, staff and the local community’, throughout the pandemic. As Tisshaws goes from strength to strength, we uncover the reasons behind the firm’s success.
OUTSTANDING CLIENT SERVICE
Tisshaws guarantee their clients exceptional standards of service and have been awarded the Law Society’s Lexcel accreditation for the 9th year running. This recognises excellence in practice management and client care. Tisshaws have also retained their ranking as one of the UK’s top 500 law firms by The Legal 500, an assessment based on independent research and feedback from clients and the legal profession.
HIGH LEVELS OF PERSONAL RECOMMENDATION
The firm is proud that much of their work comes through personal recommendation from both past and existing clients, as well as those working in the legal profession. The team understand the distress of separation and divorce and are warm, understanding, and quick to respond to queries.
SPECIALIST FAMILY LAW FIRM
Unlike many legal firms, Tisshaws only work in family law, meaning they have a wealth of experience and legal expertise to draw upon. The depth and breadth of their experience means they can represent clients with a broad range of assets, from those with small budgets, right through to those with significant financial assets and properties abroad.
A LOCAL FIRM
Gilva has worked in Haywards Heath for 25 years and her team all have a thorough knowledge of the local area. This means they know and understand the local housing market and neighbourhood schools, so can negotiate your divorce from a position of strength.
COMMITTED TO NON-COURT RESOLUTION OF FAMILY BREAKDOWN
Going to court is stressful, costly and time consuming, so Tisshaws always offer clients alternative ways to resolve their issues. These include mediation, collaborative law and arbitration. The team, which includes two mediators and four collaborative lawyers, are all members of Resolution, which promotes a non-confrontational approach to resolving family matters.
PROUD TO BE INCLUSIVE
Tisshaws have experience in dealing with the planning of families, surrogacy, and co-parenting law, particularly within the LGBTQ+ community, so they can help the widest range of clients possible.
While their clients receive the service and expertise of a larger London firm, Tisshaws keep their fees highly competitive, offering an initial one-hour consultation for a fixed fee of £50 (inc. VAT). This gives prospective clients the time and opportunity to receive legal advice specific to their situation.
Tisshaws Family Law Solicitors
Address: 3 Hazelgrove Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 3PH
Telephone: 01444 472700