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

Partner

Henry Hood

Partner

Richard Kershaw

Partner

Richard Kershaw

Partner

Jay Patel

Partner

Jay Patel

Partner

Amy Scollan

Partner

Amy Scollan

Partner

Nicole Derham

Senior Associate

Nicole Derham

Senior Associate

Polly Atkins

Associate

Polly Atkins

Associate

Rebecca Christie

Associate

Rebecca Christie

Associate

Eri Horrocks

Associate

Eri Horrocks

Associate

Anna Roiser

Knowledge Development Lawyer

Anna Roiser

Senior Associate

Latest Family Headlines

Jun 22, 2021
Jo Carr-West and Lara Barton discuss CGT for divorcing couples in WealthBriefing’s Family Wealth Report
Jun 15, 2021
Eri Horrocks discusses what separated parents must consider when wanting to relocate within the UK
Jun 10, 2021
Henry Hood and Nicole Derham discuss what separated parents should be aware of when taking their children abroad on holiday in The Times
Jun 09, 2021
Amy Scollan comments on DIY and ‘quickie’ divorces and why they aren’t appropriate for UHNW clients in Citywealth
May 20, 2021
Henry Hood examines Frederick Barclay’s £100m divorce settlement following a High Court battle in EPrivateClient
May 17, 2021
Nicole Derham discusses separated parents taking their children abroad as international travel reopens
Apr 27, 2021
Eri Horrocks discusses arrangements for divorcing couples with pets during National Pet Month
Apr 26, 2021
Polly Atkins examines whether a former spouse can be required to pay rent pending the sale of the family home in STEP Journal+
Apr 22, 2021
Henry Hood comments on Tatiana Akhmedova winning a High Court lawsuit against son in £450m divorce battle in WealthBriefing
Apr 14, 2021
Jo Carr-West discusses a new approach to domestic abuse in the Family Court
“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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