Family Law Solicitors

We listen and give you clear, objective advice when your world turns upside down

 

Human relationships are complex; marriage and partnerships especially so. Even the best of relationships can go off the rails. The breakdown of a relationship can be one of the most stressful and traumatic periods of your life. You will of course be concerned about financial and property arrangements and how any children may be affected.

Clients from all walks of life come to our experienced family law specialists for advice on issues including:

  • Pre and post nuptial agreements
  • Cohabitation agreements and claims
  • Dissolution of civil partnerships
  • Divorce and separation
  • Financial claims arising on divorce or dissolution
  • Separation agreements
  • Disputes over the arrangements for children
  • Financial provision for children
  • Protective injunctions.

We take time to get to know our clients as individuals so that we understand what matters to them. We support you through what may be stressful and uncertain times with clear, objective advice that aims to deliver the best outcomes possible for you and your family.

We prefer to enable clients to come to an amicable agreement that is fair to all parties, regardless of the issues. This can help to reduce stress and also reduce costs.

We are members of Resolution, a national group of 6,500 family lawyers committed to a non-confrontational approach to family problems, encouraging solutions that consider the needs of the whole family and especially of children.

Our experienced, specialist team of family lawyers will sometimes reach out to colleagues in other parts of the firm to advise on issues such as tax and trust issues or company law.

We can also call on other experts outside the legal field. These may include counsellors, forensic accountants, valuation experts and barristers. We aim to provide you with the best overall package of advice in your particular situation, so that you gain optimal results.

 

Case Studies

Negotiating a pre-nuptial agreement involving assets of over £100m.  Our client’s fiancé was extremely wealthy. Whilst our client had accumulated her own wealth and was self-sufficient, we negotiated a pre-nuptial agreement that provided her with a substantial lump sum for each year of marriage, subject to an agreed maximum sum, which exceeded her expectations.

Acted for a wife in relation to divorce and finances, in the backdrop of proceedings relating to the arrangements for her children abroad.  Secured the jurisdiction of the English court in relation to the divorce and finances. This case involved assets of around £20m, including the husband’s business, personal properties and various cash assets, located on and offshore. Negotiated a favourable settlement for the wife that provided her with 50% of the cash assets and 40% of her husband’s net equity share in the business.

Acted for a father in children act proceedings involving an application by the mother to remove their child from the jurisdiction to live in the US. The mother was due to marry her fiancé, who lived in the US, and was seeking permission to remove the child after their marriage had taken place. Successfully obtaining an order that prevented the mother from removing the child from the jurisdiction.


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