Andrew Stynes

Andrew Stynes

Partner & Head of Family
  • 01202 491718
  • View vcard

Andrew Stynes

Partner & Head of Family

Andy is an experienced family solicitor and Partner of the specialist Family Team in Christchurch. With over 30 years experience in Family law and as a Collaborative Lawyer, Andy provides well-rounded advice for those facing divorce, separation or children matters.


With vast experience in all aspects of family law, Andy advises clients on divorce, separation and the associated financial issues. He also advises on disputes over children, such as contact issues, pre and post marital agreements and co-habitee disputes.

Andy has worked as a collaborative lawyer since 2006. Collaborative lawyers work with you, your partner and your partner's lawyer, in a series of face to face negotiations, to help you resolve your family disputes, to reach an agreement rather than go through court proceedings.

Andy is also a member of Resolution, an organisation for professionals who specialise in family law matters. Resolution is committed to working in constructive and non-confrontational ways in order to resolve disputes, produce outcomes and provide support for separating families and children.

  • Divorce
  • Disputes over children
  • Pre-nuptial agreements
  • Collaborative law
  • Representing unmarried fathers 
  • Rights of grandparents


Andy enjoys walking in his spare time and is slowly working his way along the Dorset Coastal Path. He is also a keen cyclist! Andy is an enthusiastic cook and even cures his own bacon. As those in the office will verify, he makes a mean Sourdough Foccaccia!!

  • I was pleased with the speed of the service and the willingness to support my requirements.

    Mr Edwards
  • My initial appointment was made very quick. I was very concerned at the time and you made me feel much happier - thank you. The billing system is great, not one huge bill at the end. Your letters are well written in a pleasant way.

    Mr Malyon
  • I just want to thank you so much for everything you have done for me. I have been more than impressed with everything you’ve done to help me get through this with my goals achieved. So thank you a million times over. Thank you again for all your time and hard work with this, it’s greatly appreciated.

    Family Client
  • Andrew was very helpful and understanding throughout a difficult time. Everyone at Frettens was amazing - thank you.

    Mr Adams
  • Being the first time I had ever had to use a solicitor, I had no idea where to start. I found the first free consultation very helpful and informative. Andrew was extremely helpful throughout.

    Mrs Turner