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Divorce and family law

Our services

Our divorce and family law team can provide specialist legal advice for the following areas:

Our approach to divorce and family law

Whether you are going through a divorce, or the dissolution of a same sex marriage or civil partnership, we understand that a relationship breakdown is one of the most traumatic events in a person’s life. It’s not simply the fact the relationship is over but also the consequences caused by that break up, whether on children, business or personal finances. The divorce and family law team provide legal advice tailored to individuals, which protects their interests but is also pragmatic, cost effective and sensible. Our approach is tough but fair.

Our family lawyers can advise on mitigating the financial consequences of a relationship breakdown by offering expert legal advice at the outset or during a relationship to give clarity as to the consequences of a separation. That includes advice on prenuptial agreements, pre-registration agreements or cohabitation agreements, as well as post-nuptial agreements. We also give advice on complex asset ownership structures designed to give certainty on separation or divorce.

As well as conventional representation, we have trained collaborative lawyers and mediators within our team, who can, if the case is suitable, assist in working with both parties and their lawyers without court proceedings, to reach a settlement.

We pride ourselves on providing the highest level of specialist service to our clients, and our team of family law solicitors are experts and highly rated specialists in this field. In particular, we are acclaimed as leaders in the field of family law in Legal 500 and Chambers Guide with team members – Alastair MacLeod, Gareth Schofield, Caroline Young and Rayner Grice – identified as recommended individuals.

Our clients come from throughout the UK and abroad, and we benefit from the wider private client expertise in tax, trusts, company and property structures and pensions. We do not just act for the wealthy – we can add value for any client and we are extremely cost competitive.

The department has particular experience in acting for professionals, high net worth individuals, those with interests in the business, entertainment, sports and agricultural sectors and has made new law, most notably in the case of White v White heard in the House of Lords.

What the experts say about the family law team

A highly respected group, continuing to operate at the top end of the market with respect to the full range of complex family law issues, including ancillary relief matters, pre- and postnuptial agreements, collaborative law and Court of Protection matters.

Source: Chambers 2016

Contact a family lawyer

If you need legal advice on divorce or family law issues, call us now on 0800 422 0123 or contact us online.