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The 26 Best Divorce Solicitors & Family Lawyers in Wakefield & Nearby

26 Family Law Solicitors & Divorce Lawyers Near You

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Sarah Barr Young

Stowe Family Law     West Yorkshire    

4.5 score
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1629 reviews
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A Managing Partner at this widely respected specialist family law firm, Sarah is lauded as a first-class family law expert who adopts a holistic approach to her family law cases. Valued for her empathy and commitment to alleviating the stress of a relationship breakdown, she advises and represents clients...
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Came via a recommendation and I cannot recommend them more Great practice in my eyes helped me through a horrible time They always go over and above for their clients
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Mark Heptinstall

Slater Heelis     West Yorkshire    

4.9 score
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1386 reviews
Recognised as a leading expert in the field of family law, Mark is well known for his meticulous approach to case preparation alongside a proactive and tough stance when negotiating the best outcomes for his clients. Partner and Head of the Family Department at this Legal 500 ‘Leading Firm’,...
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Amazing support and advice throughout one of the most difficult times in my life Mark from the family team is amazing Extremely knowledgeable, approachable, down to earth and pragmatic
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Gareth Long

JWP Solicitors     Wakefield    

4.1 score
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30 reviews
Qualifying as a solicitor in 2003, Gareth is a Partner and Head of the Family Department at this widely respected law firm. Well-known for his ability to work with detailed and complex cases, he can assist with all aspects of divorce and separation, financial issues, cohabitee disputes and matters...
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Gareth is great Really, really helpful Brilliant service

Rebecca Payne

Chadwick Lawrence     Wakefield    

4.0 score
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67 reviews
One of the firm’s Partners and practising in family law since 2007, Rebecca offers advice and representation on the full range of matters including divorce, financial disputes, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, separation agreements, disputes between cohabitees and private law children matters. Throughout her career, she has maintained a particular...
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Fully informed & comfortable with the process, everything went very smoothly The service is always fantastic, very personable and great to work with Very good service, quick response time and friendly

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Rebecca Baker

Catteralls Solicitors     Wakefield    

4.5 score
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74 reviews
Approaching each of her family cases in a professional yet caring manner, Rebecca prides herself on finding logical and practical solutions in what can be very difficult circumstances. A Partner and Head of the Family Law Department, she handles a variety of family and matrimonial law services including divorce,...
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Highly recommended solicitor Always friendly & approachable, nothing too much trouble Genuinely care about their clients
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Rebecca Sargent

Ramsdens Solicitors     Wakefield    

4.1 score
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8 reviews
Noted as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ in the 2023 edition of The Legal 500, Rebecca is a Partner in the Family Team at this award-winning full service law firm. She can guide her clients on all family law issues from divorce and associated financial disputes, Children Act proceedings and applications...
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Great company Highly recommended Helped me with a difficult situation

Steven Eldridge

Thornton Jones Solicitors     Wakefield    

4.7 score
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96 reviews
Director of Family Law at the firm, Steven is an accomplished and proven divorce and family lawyer. With a formidable reputation for being able to handle complex cases and highly sought after for his expert negotiation skills, he deals with a broad spectrum of matters, including divorce and separation,...
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He put me straight at ease Communication and service excellent Pleased with their professional service

Clare Peckett

Switalskis Solicitors     Wakefield    

3.9 score
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54 reviews
Director and Head of the Family department at this ‘Top Tier’ Legal 500 law firm, Clare has been offering family law advice to clients for over 30 years. Experienced in a wide range of matters, she offers assistance on divorce, separation, cohabitee disputes and complex financial issues arising from...
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Friendly, professional and knowledgeable staff Brilliant solicitors Very informative

Nicola Coppinger

King Street Solicitors     Wakefield    

3.8 score
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13 reviews
Understanding the emotional impact of a relationship breakdown, Nicola is an empathetic and considered family law practitioner and one of the firm’s Partners. She represents clients in a range of family related disputes including divorce, separation, private law children proceedings and domestic violence. Nicola has developed significant expertise in...
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Excellent service throughout Very helpful

Alison Gaddes

Rucklidge Law     South Hiendley    

5.0 score
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3 reviews
Alison has over 20 years of experience working in family law. As a highly knowledgeable specialist family lawyer and divorce solicitor, she is repeatedly recommended in The Legal 500. More recently Alison was recognised by The Legal 500 as a ‘Key Lawyer’ in the field of family law. In...
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She steered me through a seemingly difficult and stressful process expertly I would highly recommend them to everyone I have dealt with Alison and she has been brilliant

Daniel Sugaré

Sugare & Co     East Leeds    

4.8 score
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150 reviews
Appreciated for his friendly and approachable manner, Daniel will always act in the very best interests of his clients and endeavours to obtain the best outcome whether by negotiation or by way of court proceedings. Head of the Family Law Department, he has experience in all areas of family...
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Unbelievable service from start to finish, got me the best outcome possible The advice I got helped me make the decision that was right for me Learn about you as a person and make sure they are aware of every detail

Sabeena Din

Milson Legal Solicitors     Leeds    

5.0 score
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37 reviews
Practising exclusively in family law for over 20 years, Sabeena is founder of this specialist family law firm which prides itself on its modern approach and commitment to client care. She covers a wide range of services representing the needs of married couples, cohabitees, and parents on all family...
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Your efforts have had a profound impact on my life Sabeena went above and beyond to handle my case Very professional

Lucy Phipps

Weightmans     Leeds    

4.3 score
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9 reviews
An exceptional family lawyer, Lucy is described in the 2024 edition of The Legal 500 as “an impressive family practitioner” who “pursues her client’s cases with tenacity and vigour”. She is one of the firm’s Partners and has over 15 years' experience, specialising in obtaining financial settlements alongside divorce,...
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Provided me with sound, clear, and practical legal advice Courteous, professional and they kept me well informed

Chris Burns

Lupton Fawcett     Leeds    

3.8 score
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40 reviews
Valued by his clients for his “to-the-point, direct and no-nonsense approach”, Chris is an experienced and highly capable family law solicitor who has practised in family law for over 28 years. Partner and Head of the Family team, he is able to provide advice and representation to a broad...
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Professional, friendly, knowledgeable Excellent and knowledgeable professionals

Ann Robinson

Blacks     Central Leeds    

4.3 score
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518 reviews
Partner and Head of the Family Law team, Ann brings over 30 years’ experience to her role and is a skilled expert in financial cases associated with a relationship breakdown. Her work involves advising in complex cases involving businesses, pensions, and overseas assets, often representing high-net-worth individuals. Ann is...
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Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Excellent solicitors, got everything done in a tight deadline Everything that you'd want from someone giving legal advice

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Helen Palmer

Elmhirst Parker     Royston    

4.3 score
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13 reviews
Well known for her sympathetic yet robust approach in helping her clients to achieve their goals, Helen is a hugely experienced divorce and family expert. Working exclusively in family law for the entirety of her career, she is instructed in a wide range of matters including divorce and civil...
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Excellent service Friendly and helpful Highly recommended

Andrea Dyer

Ward Hadaway     Central Leeds    

3.7 score
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7 reviews
Described as offering “impeccable service”, Andrea has specialised in family law for over 30 years and is a Partner in the Family team. Her work covers a broad spectrum of family issues, including divorce and associated financial disputes, children matters, civil partnership dissolution, cohabitee issues and drafting pre-nuptial and...
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Experienced lawyers Good law firm Quality advice

Lyn Ayrton

Lake Legal     Central Leeds    

Considered to be one of the most effective family law specialists in the Wakefield area, Lyn is a Senior Partner and Head of the Family Law Team. With a successful track record in family law for over three decades, she combines legal expertise of complex matrimonial finance and divorce...
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Adrian Clossick

Stewarts     Central Leeds    

4.2 score
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5 reviews
Described in Chambers UK as a solicitor who is "a respected figure in the market... offers a deep knowledge of matrimonial finance issues. Sources regard him as very bright, enthusiastic and able", Adrian is Head of the Divorce and Family team and a renowned specialist in matrimonial finance. He...
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Professional from the first minute to the last Cannot fault in any way Simply the BEST

Justine Osmotherley

Clarion     Central Leeds    

4.3 score
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50 reviews
With a strong reputation in the field of family law and recognised as one of the leading solicitors in the Wakefield area, Justine strives to reach the best possible outcome for her clients in a range of family and matrimonial matters. Heading up the Private Client Services team, she...
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Put my mind at ease and excellent client facilities Good quality practical legal advice provided quickly Absolutely professional and welcoming

Alison Barnes

Barnes Clark Family Law     Liversedge    

5.0 score
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7 reviews
Co-founder of this specialist family law practice established in 2010, Alison has secured a reputation in the Wakefield area for offering practical, pragmatic and cost-effective solutions to her clients. With over 28 years working in family law, she has vast expertise of a range of issues relating to family...
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Amazing team who care Highly recommend A truly caring team

Victoria Harrington

Harrington Family Law     Brighouse    

4.9 score
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10 reviews
Founder of this specialist family law practice established in 2012, Victoria and her team provide compassionate and trusted guidance during the stresses and strains of relationship breakdown. With over 30 years' experience under her belt, she advises on divorce, separation, civil partnership dissolution, financial issues, children matters, and domestic...
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Understanding, approachable & supportive Knowledgeable, straight forward & dedicated Would thoroughly recommend

Julian Flewitt

Peace Legal     Wombwell    

4.0 score
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44 reviews
With the ability to understand and prioritise his clients’ needs and provide practical advice in a friendly yet robust manner, Julian is a family lawyer and divorce solicitor who has built an enviable reputation in the Wakefield area. With a wealth of experience in family law, his expertise lies...
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Kind and caring about customers Friendly and able to discuss matters with ease Professional at all times

Donna Tilbrook

Best Solicitors     Barnsley    

4.5 score
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56 reviews
A highly regarded solicitor in the field of family law and Chief Executive Officer at this award-winning law firm, Donna ensures that clients receive smooth, efficient, expert legal advice and service. Offering a wealth of experience in all matters pertaining to the breakdown of a relationship, she is particularly...
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Very helpful every step of the way Made to feel like a person Would recommend to anyone

Deborah Thompson

Howells     Barnsley    

3.5 score
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41 reviews
Offering a high level of professional advice with empathy and sensitivity, Deborah has been specialising in children law for over 25 years. She represents children, parents, extended family members and individuals who may be involved in the care of children, in complex and challenging cases, often involving the Local...
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The right people to have in your corner Very efficient Very reliable