Ben Twitchen is a Partner and family law solicitor, based at Taylor Walton’s St Albans office. He is a member of the Law Society Family Law Panel of experts. He specialises in advising and assisting on issues arising from separation and the breakdown of relationships, as well as child law. Ben has achieved notable success in child abduction cases, preventing the removal of children from England.
Ben grew up in Australia and Essex, later studying at the University of Kent, and the College of Law in central London. He qualified as a solicitor in 2002. Ben joined Taylor Walton in 2010 and was made a partner at the beginning of 2012. He has a growing client base across the northern Home Counties and further afield.
Taylor Walton has solicitors dealing with a full range of legal areas and Ben works alongside colleagues in the conveyancing department and wills team to provide a holistic service. Ben has also developed a network of local contacts to assist clients with financial advice, planning, counselling, valuations and accountancy.
Ben is a team leader on the firm’s marketing research committee and is actively involved in community projects including Round Table and Chamber of Commerce. He writes articles for the local press and social media.
Collaborative Law is an American style of dealing with divorce or separation in a constructive, non-confrontational way. It is supported by Resolution, the professional body that guides family lawyers in best practice. Ben has been a longstanding member of Resolution and is enthusiastic about this alternative to traditional Court proceedings. He has been qualified in Collaborative Law since 2006 and has experience of many cases.
Taylor Walton solicitors receive lots of letters of thanks. Recent correspondence received by Ben includes:
In one of Ben’s divorce cases a delicate situation was managed resulting in the client receiving the majority of the assets. Her comment was “I wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU for all your help and assistance in this process. I truly felt that I was getting the best possible advice and could never imagine that I would have got away so lightly on the settlement. I will most definitely recommend you to anyone that needs a solicitor”.
Another client recently wrote “I can not thank you enough for your time and support you made what was a very difficult time for me bearable the way you managed the whole divorce proceeding and your guidance and support has been very much appreciated”.