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Mary Pearce

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom

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Practice Areas:

  • Divorce & Family Law
  • Adoption Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Ancillary Relief Claims
  • Children in Divorce
  • Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Cohabitation Disputes
  • Divorce & Family Law
  • Financial Settlement on Divorce
  • Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Prohibited Steps Orders
  • Separation Agreements
  • Specific Issues Orders
Ashtons Legal

I am a family law specialist with a major interest and expertise in managing the financial aspects of relationship breakdown. In my experience, couples dealing with relationship breakdown, need sensible, practical and compassionate advice. They do not need to go through a process fuelled by acrimony and unnecessary argument.

I am based at Ashtons Legal's Guildhall Street office in Bury St Edmunds.

Previous Employment

Coles Miller2000 - 2007

Gotelee and Goldsmith1986 - 1988

Essex County Council1976 - 1981


I have been a qualified solicitor for over 30 years, and I specialise in complex divorce, family and children-related matters. I am a trained Collaborative Lawyer and a member of Resolution. 


College of Law, London


1980 - 1981

Anglia Ruskin


1977 - 1980


Legal 500 quote

Supportive' Ashtons Legal ‘deals with matters sensitively'. Mary Pearce is ‘firm and clear'

Chambers & Partners quote

Mary Pearce is well versed in all areas of divorce, family and children-related matters, and is valued by clients for her "practical and down-to-earth" manner and her ability to "get the job done as efficiently as possible."

Legal 500 quote

Mary Pearce "is highly experienced, cares for her clients and she has a good sense of humour" 

Chambers & Partners quote

Mary Pearce advises clients on Children Act issues, as well as cohabitation related matters.

Chambers & Partners quote

Bury St Edmunds-based partner Mary Pearce specialises in complex financial matters, and is described as "an experienced and strong practitioner in both money and children cases." She is also a trained collaborative lawyer and a member of Resolution.

Legal 500 quote

Mary Pearce is ‘efficient, easy to work with and goes the extra mile for clients’

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Ashton KCJ’s fixed fee scheme ...


Ashton KCJ’s fixed fee scheme

Relationship breakdown, disputes about children and the financial aspects of separation can be one of the most stressful times in someone’s life. At a time of upheaval and uncertainly, the last thing anyone should be concerned about is how to manage the cost of legal support. Ashton KCJ is helping to ease the financial burden by offering a fixed fee payment scheme for many of our family law services. This means that our clients have certainty from the start of their case about what their costs will be. In many cases, our specialist family practitioners will agree a fixed cost with you at the start of a process. You know what you will pay and the work we will complete at the agreed cost. We can also take payments in instalments to enable you to budget on a monthly basis and as you pay throughout the process, there is no large bill at the end of your case.Mary Pearce of Ashton KCJ states: “Our fixed fee scheme is something of an innovation in family law. Many family lawyers operate on the traditional basis of an hourly rate charge, which can lead to confusion for clients about what the overall cost of a service will be.  My clients like the fact they have more certainty and clarity around the cost of the legal advice they receive.”When someone contacts us about a family law issue, undoubtedly they are going through a difficult time. We hope that this scheme will help to make the process as painless as it can possibly be.



The Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer


Chambers & Partners - Band 2 Ranking


Associations & Memberships

Resolution - since 1993

Resolution members follow a Code of Practice that promotes a constructive approach to family issues and considers the needs of the whole family, in particular the best interests of children.

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