Preston solicitors expands as increase in divorce enquiries linked to repeated lockdowns

Posted on - 28th December, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Health, Preston News, Winckley Square
Mark Mosley and Angela Garvey from Vincents Solictors
Mark Mosley and Angela Garvey from Vincents Solictors

An increase in divorce enquiries in Preston has been linked to repeated lockdowns.


Vincents Solicitors, based in Winckley Square, says it has received increasing numbers of enquiries ever since the first lockdown started in March 2020.

Preston Weekender advert

Director Mark Mosley said: “The pandemic has seen many people take stock and those who were already separated are contacting us with a desire to finalise their arrangements.

“We’re also hearing from people who are worried they can’t afford to divorce, and were therefore avoiding the decision, until the situation became untenable after repeated lockdowns.”

Read more: Preston City Council supporting campaign to help victims of domestic abuse


To assist with the increase in enquiries, Vincents has recently recruited a new divorce specialist.

Angela Garvey will work alongside Mark for the first time in 20 years, having previously been opposing council on numerous cases.

Angela has more than 30 years’ experience in family law and is a member of family justice organisation Resolution, the group that sets the standard for best practice in this field.

Angela said: “I was looking for an opportunity to develop a team using the Resolution approach, something Vincents is known for thanks to the great work of Mark and his department.”

Read moreSee the latest Preston news and headlines

caritas fostering advert
Preston in pictures Preston Railway StationLa Viva Preston20240302-_WAM4534untitled-Enhanced-NR1 Lune St, PrestonFishergateCherry Pie Cafe - Preston Market HallPickles of PrestonRoast View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's email newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday and Wednesday rounding up our top stories and more.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

The Preston Guide

Discover local businesses and services near you.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Blog Preston email updates

Receive our digest of the biggest and best stories every Sunday to your email inbox

We respect your privacy and you can unsubscribe at any time from our emails