Slough

Slough’s Trading Estate is the largest industrial estate in single private ownership not only in the South East but in Europe (SL1 4PN). There are over 600 buildings and the Estate is home to 400 tenants from countries including the US, Italy, Japan, Germany and Korea.

There are many places to visit near to Slough. With Windsor on it’s doorstep and a trainline dedicated to just servicing Slough and Windsor, the town of the castle is a good place to start.

Windsor Castle is the centrepiece of the town – you can’t miss it and a visit is essential. The monarch spends the majority of her weekends in the castle as she enjoys the countryside riding and fresh air.

Places to visit around Slough

  • Legoland Windsor – Winkfield Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 4AY
  • The Battle of Britain Bunker – an underground operations room at RAF Uxbridge – Yew Tree Road, Uxbridge UB10 0BE
  • Dorney Lake is a purpose-built rowing lake, famous for the Olympics! Court Lane, Windsor SL4 6
  • Clivedon House is in the care of the National Trust in Buckinghamshire. Absolutely stunning! Cliveden Road, Maidenhead SL1 8NS
  • Eton College Natural History Museum – Eton College South Meadow Lane, Eton SL4 6EW
  • Uxbridge Alderglade – a 2.9 hectare nature reserve in Uxbridge
  • Black Park – a country park in Wexham, Buckinghamshire. It is 250 hectares of which 15.7 hectares are designated a biological Site of Specific Scientific Interest. Black Park Road, Slough SL3 6DS
  • Burnham Beeches – 374.6 hectares of beautiful woodland and landscape – Lord Mayors Drive, Slough SL2 3TE

Ten reasons why shared parenting is great!

Slough is famous in the south east for its trading estate and the MARS bar

If you’re in Slough and looking for a law firm Justin Law claim, ‘We believe that in order to be excellent in what you do you must be passionate about it’, and they can be found at this address: 230A Farnham Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 4XE.

Alternatively, MYM Solicitors thrive by offering excellent and strong client service at their offices at 329-331 High St, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1TX.

Barrett Thomson are based at One Pegasus Court, 25 Herschel Street, Slough SL1 1TQ and they state that they are one of the oldest law firms in the town. They also have contract with The Legal Aid Agency, so do speak to them to find out if you are eligible.

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You may be entitled to Legal Aid for your divorce or dissolution of your civil partnership. You will need to find a lawyer who takes on Legal Aid clients, as not all family lawyers do. Take advice from legal professionals and domestic abuse charities; keep yourself and your family safe in this situation. Take a look in our resources area for Domestic Abuse Charities.

Speak to your GP and don’t be afraid to contact the police for further advice. Taking advice or calling the police doesn’t start a process whereby your spouse will get wind of what’s going on. It is well recognised that domestic abuse is a very delicate matter which has to be dealt with safely.

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Collate your evidence and speak to an expert

You might be able to get legal aid if you have evidence that you or your children have been victims of domestic abuse or violence and you cannot afford to pay legal costs.

Remember that you do not have to get evidence before talking to a legal aid solicitor or Civil Legal Advice (CLA), but they’ll need to see it before deciding whether you can get legal aid. You will also need to provide evidence of your income and may need to be in receipt of some kind of benefit such as Universal Credit.

Take a look in The Berkshire Hug Directory

If you are receiving Jobseekers Allowance – make your advisor aware of your situation as they should be more lenient with Domestic Abuse Victims, There is help available around looking for work and housing benefit- See this guide on the government website

You or your children must have been victims of either:

 domestic abuse or violence

 financial control, for example being stopped from accessing a joint bank account, having benefits paid into your partners account, being given an “allowance”.

 You’ll usually need to show that you or your children were at risk of harm from an ex-partner.

You can ask for evidence from:

– the courts

– the police

– a multi-agency risk assessment conference (MARAC)

– social services

– a health professional, for example a doctor, nurse, midwife, psychologist or health visitor

 a refuge manager

 a domestic violence support service

 your bank, for example credit card accounts, loan documents and statements

– your employer, or education or training provider

– the provider of any benefits you’ve received

Taken from Gov.UK – Read more about this here

Check if you can get Civil Legal Aid


Sarah Woodward – Divorce Coach for Berkshire

I support women through the emotional turmoil and practical challenges of a breakup. 

Sarah Woodward is a divorce Coach based in Berkshire

It is a really good idea to take a look your finances when you are going through a life-changing situation. Have you thought about your Will? If you are going through a separation or divorce you need to consider the provisions you have made for your loved ones. Should anything happen to you before your divorce is finalised, your “ex” could inherit as if you were married, as legally, you still are…. it’s worth thinking about.


Matt Angell – Creative Lifestyle Planning

Matt Angell is a financial planner and coach

I am very different to your normal financial adviser and a committee member of Resolution group.


The loss of a loved one can come as a shock, or maybe it was expected and to some extent, planned. Either way, there are many implications and dealing with legal issues can send even the most mentally stable person into a tailspin. Having these issues to deal with in the days following a bereavement is particularly difficult. Although coping mechanisms can, to some extent “kick-in” and adrenaline comes into play, legal terminology and procedure can be difficult to grasp because the brain’s “bandwidth” is reaching its capacity of information.

Sonia Jutla features in The Hug Directory as the Will Writer for Berkshire

SJ Will Writers, wills power of attorney and funeral plans

I offer Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.


You know what they say, “your home is your castle”, well, what happens when that castle has to be split into two because of divorce or separation. What happens when you are dealing with a bereavement and home, no longer feels like “home”. Sarah Swain is an Interiors Life Coach. She helps people to make their environment feel like home again.

Maybe you have downsized and are dealing with clutter. You could be a Dad who wants to make a new apartment child-friendly for when the children visit or maybe you want to make some changes to help you adjust with the loss of a loved one. Whatever the scenario, Sarah can help.

Sarah Swain – Interiors & Life Coach

Sarah Swain interior and life coach cohesive living

Supporting you to create a new environment for your new life


Sarah Burns Aesthetics provides a holistic approach to looking and feeling rejuvenated. Sarah is a highly experienced aesthetics practitioner and a specialist orthodontist with over 15 years of experience in facial aesthetic treatments and over 30 years of specialist practice treating smiles.

“We maintain rigorous professional standards, clinics are registered with and regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Sarah is an accredited Save Face practitioner”


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