Family

FAMILY

Our Family team can help you and your children at the start or end of a relationship

OVERVIEW

Our experienced team of leading family lawyers will guide you through the process of divorce or separation, protecting your interests every step of the way. Our expertise in resolving both financial issues and arrangements for children is reflected in our ranking as one of London’s best family law teams.

We are experienced in dealing with complex and high value financial affairs, including family businesses, trusts and international assets.  We help our clients achieve a fair financial settlement following the breakdown of their relationship. For clients at the start of a relationship, we advise on pre-nuptial or cohabitation agreements to provide certainty and security as you move forward.

Making arrangements for children, whether relating to with which parent they live, which school they attend, or whether one parent can take them to live abroad, is often challenging. We take the time to understand your family so that we can help you achieve the best outcome.

Whilst court proceedings are necessary for some cases, there are now many ways to resolve family law disputes including mediation, arbitration, collaborative law, solicitor negotiations and round table meetings. We work flexibly enabling you select the right process for your circumstances, providing constant support whichever route your matter takes.

We are praised in Chambers & Partners for our “depth of experience” and “personable and thorough” lawyers, and described in the Legal 500 directory as a “calm team that provides intelligent and cost-effective advice – in a word it is ‘classy’”.

Family Experts

We identify our clients’ needs and tailor our work to each set of circumstances, providing high quality, cost effective advice. We are a multi-disciplinary practice and work collaboratively to provide a comprehensive service across all of our practice areas.

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Jo Carr-West

Partner

Jo Carr-West

Partner

Henry Hood

Senior Partner

Henry Hood

Senior Partner

Richard Kershaw

Partner

Richard Kershaw

Partner

Amy Scollan

Partner

Amy Scollan

Partner

Mark Stiebel

Partner

Mark Stiebel

Partner

Nicole Derham

Senior Associate

Nicole Derham

Senior Associate

Polly Atkins

Associate

Polly Atkins

Associate

Eri Horrocks

Associate

Eri Horrocks

Associate

Philippa Kum

Associate

Philippa Kum

Associate

Anna Roiser

Knowledge Development Lawyer

Anna Roiser

Senior Associate

Latest Family Headlines

Jan 20, 2022
Henry Hood interviewed by Citywealth
Jan 17, 2022
Family Mediation Week: Nicole Derham discusses qualifying as a family law mediator
Jan 17, 2022
Henry Hood discusses how divorce settlements can be influenced by personal asset management during a marriage in STEP Journal Plus
Dec 30, 2021
Henry Hood comments on the highest post-divorce financial settlement awarded by an English court in New Law Journal
Dec 21, 2021
Henry Hood and Eri Horrocks discuss the consequences of failing to make a payment under a court-ordered divorce settlement in EPrivateClient
Dec 15, 2021
Henry Hood and Anna Roiser examine privacy and transparency in financial proceedings on divorce
Dec 10, 2021
Henry Hood comments on Frederick Barclay faces a possible prison sentence after failing to pay a £50m divorce settlement in The Legal Diary
Dec 03, 2021
Philippa Kum discusses arrangements for children of separated parents over the Christmas holidays
Nov 26, 2021
Henry Hood examines the case of WX v HX [2021] EWHC 241 and divorce settlements in EPrivateClient
Nov 25, 2021
Henry Hood awarded Family Law Partner of the Year at the Family Law Awards 2021
“A really excellent firm. Strength across the board in the family team and at all levels from senior partners to associates. Providing excellent value for money. Dedicated and committed and extremely supportive of its clients – providing sound and realistic advice with a proper eye on costs”

The Legal 500 2021

“There is no other firm that manages clients’ expectations as its lawyers does, or who will better hold the clients’ hand in what is often such a traumatic and difficult time for them”

The Legal 500 2020

“All of the partners are extremely able, headed up by the king of rainmakers, the indomitable Henry Hood. The department now also has some of the best associates in London. It has such strength throughout”

The Legal 500 2021

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