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We are a diverse law firm specialising mainly in services for the individual. Our head office is in Heath but we can also meet you, by prior appointment, in Whitchurch.

We strive to provide a unique personal service and endeavour to use an empathetic approach to our clients' needs and requirements. We value our clients and their instructions and we are a friendly law firm who will try to go the ‘extra mile’ to help clients quite often going through difficult periods of their lives.

We thrive to offer a friendly legal service where the client is seen as a person and where we will accommodate their set of circumstances as friendly and as professionally as we can.

Helen Dickie and Mary Minton are solicitors in the Practice, with a combined 55 years plus legal experience. Helen and Mary both specialise in family and private client matters and can be contacted via our web site by clicking on a request for a consultation under the tab ‘meet the team’.

Helen and Mary have a lot of experience in dealing with difficult issues on behalf of clients and can listen and legally advise whilst having empathy for the clients. At MD Law we consider this an important value, as our client’s often provide feedback as to the compassion we show throughout our time in acting for our clients.

Laura Driscoll is our GCILEX and TEP qualified fee earner, who is specialist in private client matters and also available for a consultation. You can contact Laura by e-mailing

We look forward to helping you with your legal issues. If your legal issue is in an area of law where we are not able to assist, then we have a large network of reliable and trusted professionals that we can refer you to.

Practice areas

Family Department
Family Department

We offer a variety of family services including divorce, financial remedy, non-molestation orders, occupation orders and cohabitation matters, whether these are contested or for future planning.

We do appreciate how stressful these issues can be. Therefore, we ensure our experienced solicitors are friendly and empathetic and ready to talk to you through quite possibly one of the most challenging times in your life.


Child Services
Child Services

We offer legal advice and assistance to any person facing a difficult dispute involving a child, our team have helped many clients through difficult times. Our services can vary from advising and acting for a parent trying to maintain contact with their children to acting for parents in an adoption. We have several years experience in dealing with child law and offer a child focused outcome for our client, with the child’s welfare always being considered as paramount throughout the course of legal proceedings.

Private Client
Private Client

We have a wealth of considerable experience in Private Client matters. Preparing matters for your future should never be underestimated. We offer a Wills service together with acting for clients in probate matters.

This is the process when someone passes away; quite often when loved ones die we are left feeling vulnerable and uncertain what to do next. At MD Law we can offer assistance with a compassionate service while guiding you through the legal process.

We also act for clients wanting to make Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) and can offer legal advice when an LPA may not be an option. Also should capacity be an issue, we can assist in making an application to the Court Of Protection for concerned relatives.

Probate Sales
Probate Sales

Helen Dickie deals with probate sale transactions only. We have recently decided to close our mainstream property department, although Helen does work as a Consultant Solicitor for another well established South Wales firm.

Our property department is well established and here at MD Law we are happy to act for clients who are selling a property through probate and where we are acting in that probate matter also.

Should your enquiry be of another nature such as a residential purchase we can refer you to Helen who can discuss whether you would like to instruct her individually under her consultancy role at the other law firm which is separate from MD Law.

Should I make a Will?

If you are wondering when the right time to get a Will is, we have the answer - Now!

Everyone needs a Will, to ensure your hard-earnt assets are protected where possible and go to the people or causes which you care most about. Many people delay or have doubts about making a Will and around 180,000 people a year die intestate (without making a Will).

Making a Will is not only for the elderly or unwell. Ensuring you have a Will can avoid significant problems for those you leave behind.

Drafting a Will is not difficult or complex to arrange. It is, however, vital to do it before its too late so download our "Make a Will factsheet" to guide you through the Will writing process.

Download our 'Making a Will' factsheet

Lasting Powers of Attorney

Lasting Powers of Attorney

If you are concerned about your future, your healthcare, what will happen to your home, or how decisions will be made about where you live, we can advise you and your attorneys on all aspects of making Lasting Powers of Attorney. Give us a call to find out more - we will help you make this as simple and stress-free as possible

Family matters

Legal issues that involve your family, such as divorce, separation, and deciding what happens to your children, are challenging to arrange.

If, for any reason, this is not handled correctly, resolving these matters can take a lot of time, be costly, and cause a lot of stress and anxiety. It is essential to have the right legal advice.

We help our clients with lifetime planning such as preparation of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, probate, divorce and child related concerns.


Divorce and Separation

Helen Dickie heads up our family team and has many years of helping clients through divorce proceedings and separation.

Helen and her team will support you through this emotional time, get to know you and your situation and ensure they provide the best service and advice.


If you have been pleased with the service that we have provided to you, we should be extremely grateful if you would leave us a review on Google - Click here

  • I have now used Helen and the team’s services for several years for family law. I cannot express how grateful I am for their unending professionalism, kindness and hard work. They repeatedly went above and beyond for myself and my family and helped us overcome an extremely difficult period of time. They did so with expert knowledge and above all compassion. I have recommended them to several friends and family members who have all found they have been looked after with diligence and warmth but a strength and gentle fierceness that gets the job done.

    If you need a solicitor who genuinely cares for you, is honest and transparent even when you really are struggling to hear it, is willing to bear their teeth when needed, who will drop everything if you need their time and support, then Helen and the team at MD law are for you.

  • Amazing! Helen is an absolute professional! Her care and attention to detail are second to none. Buying property is stressful; to have Helen guide us through the process truly made things easier, Thank you Helen

    Pamela Borje
  • I recently completed legal work experience at the firm. The team were so helpful and welcoming! I enjoyed shadowing the Solicitors and Paralegals at the firm. My experience helped improve my knowledge and was an amazing opportunity.

    Chloe Lewis


  • Great company and do an amazing job.
    Mark Cooney
  • MD Law have always been very professional and helpful. I have used Helen and Laura’s services recently and for quite a few years now and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again. I would 100% recommend them.

    Sara W
  • Helen and staff have helped me for many years in all areas of law. Always available to offer advice, friendly, professional and very personable. Would highly recommend their services.

    Michelle Lloyd
  • Just wanted to thank you for all your hard work and professionalism throughout the whole process from start to finish and trust that all bodies including your self have been paid and the final balance forwarded to me I will highly recommend you and the practise to all my friends and family. Kindest regards.

    Linda Davies
  • My wife and i would like to say how pleased we are with the help given to us by Helen Dickie and her staff in making our wills. She was also able to make us aware of all the issues associated with the process and suggest appropriate actions to consider. In addition, she was also kind enough to offer her advice to our granddaughter who is currently studying law. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Helen and her firm to anyone in need of legal advice or services.

  • Thank you for your assistance throughout my matter. So very pleased you were our Solicitor. Thanks again.
    Mr VR
  • I just also want to say thank you for everything that you have done, the last couple of months have been frustrating but you have kept me in the loop throughout which was great. I will recommend MD Law to others.
  • I just want to say thank you for all your support and help during a very difficult year
    Ms LD
  • Thank you so much for helping us - and at a drop of a hat. It's much appreciated.
    Mr & Mrs LK and CK
  • Would highly recommend Helen and her team. Excellent bespoke Wills drawn up for my husband and I. Great experience from start to finish and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you again Helen, your knowledge and expertise was greatly appreciated.

    Louise Fish
  • I recently completed a week of legal work experience at the firm. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there and the team were extremely helpful. Shadowing the solicitors at the firm was an invaluable opportunity that has allowed me to greatly improve my legal knowledge and skills. I would highly recommend the firm to anyone requiring assistance with their legal issues.
    Shaun Baker

Our offices and meeting rooms

Our head office is in Heath but we can also meet you, by prior appointment, in Whitchurch.

Contact us

For any general enquiries, please fill in the following contact form

Parliamentary review

MD LAW were delighted to take part in the Parliamentary Review for 2019. To review our involvement please click the link.