01722 410664

Family Law Solicitor
01722 820937

01722 820937

Erica Cottrell

Professional Qualifications and Background

Erica graduated from Southampton University with a degree in law in 1990 and then passed her Solicitors finals exams at Guildford College of Law the following year. She trained in Portsmouth, qualifying in 1993, and has previously worked for two large firms in the Poole/Bournemouth area before joining Sampson Coward in 2013.

Erica is a member of Resolution, she is also a qualified Collaborative Lawyer.

We were very grateful for the service we received from Erica. We have already been recommending her services.


Erica has specialised in family law since qualifying in 1993 dealing with all aspects of this area of law including divorce, separation, children and financial issues. A considerable number of her clients come through personal recommendation from previous satisfied clients.

She is equally comfortable dealing with high net worth cases, for example those including businesses and assets abroad, and those family cases which involve more limited assets. Erica has particular experience in dealing with armed forces divorce, civil partnership dissolution and clients with inheritance and personal injury assets.

She is very experienced in dealing with children cases, from the more common issues such as where a child will live or how often the child will see the other parent, to more complex cases involving the police and social services. Erica also has a particular interest in relocation cases, where one parent wishes to move from the area with the children, either within this country or abroad.