Family Law & Divorce

Divorce and relationship breakdown is stressful beyond words. Aside from the emotional issues, there are concerns for the welfare of the children of the family and almost always serious financial consequences. Our objective is to guide our clients through the legal process so as to minimize the financial costs and to achieve the best possible outcome.

We provide advice and support in the following areas:

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Divorce and separation

  • all legal issues arising on divorce, dissolution of civil partnerships and relationship breakdown

Financial proceedings

  • the resolution of financial issues arising from relationship breakdown through negotiation and, if necessary, court proceedings
  • access to tax, trust,  property and pension expertise from the wider firm and external connections
  • specialist experience in advising professionals and high net worth individuals, frequently with an international element

Cohabitation agreements and Pre and Post-nuptial Agreements

  • drafting and negotiation of agreements to regulate the consequences of relationship breakdown
  • consideration of the international element of relationship breakdown for individuals who have homes in more than one jurisdiction

Child Arrangements

  • all private children’s law matters including court applications for child arrangements orders (formerly known as residence and contact orders), specific issue and prohibited steps orders (for example in relation to issues concerning a child’s health or education), leave to remove applications and international child abduction

International and UK Surrogacy and Applications for Parental Orders

  • advising in relation to all aspects of international surrogacy agreements particularly those entered into in the USA
  • securing parental orders on behalf of commissioning parents for children born through surrogacy outside England and Wales

Please see our related services for individuals.

If you require more information about the services offered by the family team, or if you wish to make a specific enquiry, please contact Fiona Wilson at or on +44 (0)20 7092 8527.