I had a very complicated child arrangements proceeding and I did not have a clue what to do where to start or anything they were very easy to talk to explained everything in great detail so that I could understand and also helped me make right decisions by explaining what would happen whichever choice I made.

They were very kind and understanding as there was some sensitive issues that needed addressing.

They were very responsive, listened to every detail and did everything and more that needed to be done.

Adelle B, Lydney. July 2021

DS legal go above and beyond with their care and their professional conduct!

The administration team are very friendly and patient at all times and Mark is just remarkable with outstanding knowledge and very effective representation.

Bonny L, Cheltenham. July 2021.

At the time I engaged Colleen at DS Legal I was struggling with a very difficult divorce and a very aggressive ex-wife. Colleen has been a modern age Knight for me over the past 2 years during my divorce settlement. Counselling me, protecting me, defending my reputation and fighting for my future life. Colleen, supported by Mark, was outstanding, always steps ahead, sharper skilled and with a devastating attention to detail and limitless patience. Above all else Colleen always put my interests above everything else.

Victor France

I would highly recommend DS Legal for all their services, Colleen has been amazing from start to finish.

Although it was a messy situation, Colleen always knew what to do and was clearly very knowledgeable and experienced.

She put me at ease through the whole process and was always friendly, helpful and professional.

At no point did I feel like I was ‘just a client’ and I felt that Colleen went above and beyond in her handling of my case.

If ever I am in need of such services again I will 100% return to Colleen.

Estelle V, Gloucester. March 2021.

I have instructed Colleen at DS Legal on several matters now, including a complex probate matter.  She was extremely approachable, knowledgeable and very supportive.  I was always kept up to date with what was happening on my cases, including telephone calls outside office hours and at weekends.  A first rate service.  Thank you.

D Davies, Swansea. August 2019

Mark at DS Legal represented me in respect of injunction proceedings against my ex partner and in respect of protecting my children.

At a time when I was most vulnerable and needed someone strong to help me through, Mark was there. My children and myself are now safe, happy, and can move forward with optimism and not fear.



Rachel from Stroud, Gloucestershire July 2019

I was a vulnerable young mother seeking to protect my children.  Mark from DS Legal was recommended to me.  I was advised that he

regularly represented mums like me, standing firm to protect them and their children at all times.  I was not disappointed, and we have

just concluded children act proceedings.  My children and myself are safe and protected and for that I am very grateful.



Amy from Gloucester. July 2019

Lauren went above and beyond to ensure I got the safest outcome for my children’s future. Going through the court process has been extremely tough battling with depression and anxiety. Lauren made sure I was ok at all times and provided me with the security I needed to see me through these difficult times. I honestly can’t thank her enough for the support she has given me, she has been so kind and helpful and always reminded me she was just a phone call away. Just hearing that made me feel like I wasn’t all alone in this process which at times can seem extremely isolating. Lauren pushed and fought for the best results and not only is she a fantastic solicitor but she is a fabulous person and I  have felt so lucky to have had the pleasure of having her by my side.

February 2019

S Carter, Cheltenham


 I initially sought advice on a will.  I was so impressed with the time Colleen spent with me, that I instructed her in respect of my divorce and financial matters.  I was in mediation at the time, and Colleen advised that I would get a better deal than the Mediator was suggesting.  She was right.  I would have no hesitation in recommending her.


Chris Bagley, Swansea.  August 2018

Chris Bagley

“When the local authority thought the immediate removal of my 14 year old son with a view to place him in residential unit, DS Legal pulled out all the stops, committed hours of research and challenge to oppose the same. The process was traumatic and frightening for myself and my son but Lauren’s unwavering support both legally and emotionally helped me and my son, who remains in my care. We are indebted to the hard work and compassion shown by Lauren and the family team at DS Legal generally. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts”

KB Swansea April 2017

 I instructed DS Legal through recommendation and after being dissatisfied with another firm who failed to grasp the gravity of my situation.

Such was the complexity and sensitivity of my case that it was heard in the High Court.  My case was unbelievably stressful but the support guidance and advice received from DS Legal was invaluable.  They went the extra mile at every stage and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.

DS Legal have a very caring attitude and I know as professionals they can’t get too emotionally involved in the work they carry out but it is evident that the staff put their all into the work that they do. It is nice to be taken seriously, without DS Legal and the provision of Legal Aid, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Thank you to all of you.


Anonymous 22 July 2016

I can’t commend Colleen Saunders at D S legal highly enough.  From the outset to the completion of my divorce, I have received an  exceptional caring and professional  service. The fixed fee option has kept costs to a minimum and Colleen has been very generous with her time. The fees were exactly that – fixed and I knew what my outlay was going to be from the outset.  I had  peace of mind knowing that fees weren’t going to escalate as time progressed. Thank you!

GMD, Swansea, August 2015

“I was concerned when embarking upon issues surrounding my children that they would be long drawn out and protracted.  Thanks to the expertise of DS Legal all issues were resolved at the first appointment, thus saving me a lot of anxiety and cost.”

J.Miller, Manager, Swansea

I highly recommend DS Legal.

From my first interaction with Colleen I had complete confidence that my divorce would be handled efficiently, fairly and with a huge degree of compassion and understanding.

All of the dealings I had with Colleen surpassed my expectations – she was thorough, exceedingly efficient, always delivered what was promised and explained clearly what was required to ensure the divorce was granted as efficiently as possible.

I have nothing but praise for the professional service blended with humanity and warmth that I received throughout the process

Katie Clare, Sheffield

“At the start of divorce proceedings I felt daunted and confused.

At the conclusion of financial matters, all of which were undertaken

on a Fixed Fee, I felt empowered and ready to brave a new world.  A

big thank you to Andrea and Colleen who never waivered in their advice

or support.”

Lisa Young, Pontadawe Swansea

The service provided by Mrs Andrea Davies was excellent. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who had family issues. She was very easy to talk to and explained everything to me. I did not know what was going to happy in my case as I had never been involved in legal proceedings before, but Andrea explained every step which put me at ease. Whenever I would ring the office she always made time for me, no matter what my query was. I always felt that I had someone in my corner to support me.

Miss Rachel Scott, Swansea

I am very grateful for the assistance Colleen and her team at DS legal were able to give me during my recent difficult divorce. It is easy to be daunted by the unfamiliar legal process especially at a time when you are feeling vulnerable, but I was given clear guidance at each stage of my divorce proceedings and achieved the results I wanted.

Mrs Mary-Jane McCann, Swansea

When my marriage broke down I was desperate for my relationship with my now ex-husband to remain amicable. Colleen dealt with the divorce and financial matters in a thorough, professional and amicable way. She was very approachable and kept me informed on progress. I would highly recommend the Fixed Price Package service, which offered excellent value for money.

Mrs Beverley Coppola Local Business Woman, Swansea.

From the moment Colleen took over my case, she did what she said she would do, and on budget.  I had the privilege of seeing her in court and I was very pleased that she was on my side! I can not thank Colleen enough for her professionalism. I could not have asked for more.

Mr Antonio Sardella Swansea

The service I received from Colleen was above and beyond what I expected in that, communication was prompt, precise and whenever the need arose, despite the time of day or week.  I felt wholehearted committement from this company.

Mrs DL Giles Swansea


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