Family Law

Our team in England and Scotland can help resolve all the important and often sensitive issues that can arise when a relationship breaks down. Sympathetic but strategic in our approach, we specialise in all the financial aspects of divorce and separation but also have expertise in a range of family and child related issues.

With expert solicitors in England and Scotland and international links via the World Services Group, we are well placed to advise on domestic, cross-jurisdictional and cross-border family law issues.

Having expert and experienced teams in both England and Scotland means we can not only offer seamless advice on cross-border issues, but can also take advantage of the very different approach to divorce and the division of assets taken by Scottish and English courts, allowing some clients to benefit financially from bringing proceedings in one jurisdiction rather than the other.

A UK-wide network of offices means we can attend courts and represent clients across the country. Our lawyers are experts in their individual jurisdictions and experienced in working together across borders. A number are also recognised by the leading independent directories as experts in their field.

This allows us to provide a range of premium family law services for those clients who prefer the convenience of a single provider. We have particular experience of cases where disputes arise about inherited wealth and assets acquired pre-marriage, the valuation of businesses, overseas assets and cases involving relocation with children.

Our solicitors can draw, quickly and discretely, on the expertise of colleagues in other areas of law and we are one of the very few firms whose clients can draw on the skills of an in-house forensic accountant who can assist with issues including business valuations and tracing ‘hidden’ assets.

We realise that these disputes can be lengthy and emotionally draining, whether they are restricted to financial issues or also involve your children.

Our aim is to be sympathetic but take a strategic approach that gives you back control of your life during, after or even before a relationship breakdown.