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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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1777 reviews
Legal 500
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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They made the whole process as efficient, simple and painless as possible Excellent firm. I was very imppresssed Handled my case with professionalism and courtesy
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Mark Heptinstall

Slater Heelis     West Yorkshire    

4.9 score
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1508 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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A fantastic job dealing with everything professionally and quickly Extremely knowledgeable, approachable, down to earth and pragmatic Professional in handling my case with a terrific result
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Rebecca Payne

Chadwick Lawrence     Wakefield    

3.8 score
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75 reviews
With a highly professional and supportive approach to her cases, Rebecca is a specialist in the field of family law and has practised exclusively in this area since qualifying as a solicitor in 2007. A Partner at the firm serving clients in the Wakefield area, she provides advice on...
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Fully informed & comfortable with the process, everything went very smoothly Very good service, quick response time and friendly Helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and responsive

Gareth Long

JWP Solicitors     Wakefield    

4.1 score
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31 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 Thoroughly recommend him

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Rebecca Baker

Catteralls Solicitors     Wakefield    

4.4 score
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75 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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Very good service Rebecca took charge of the process Explained everything very thoroughly
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Rebecca Sargent

Ramsdens Solicitors     Wakefield    

4.1 score
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8 reviews
Passionate about providing her clients with efficient, professional, and no-nonsense advice, Rebecca is a family lawyer and divorce solicitor who takes on each case with determination and compassion to get the best possible results for her clients. A Partner at this award-winning law firm, she guides her clients on...
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Great company Helped me with a difficult situation Highly recommended

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

Clare Peckett

Switalskis Solicitors     Wakefield    

3.9 score
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55 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 Helped make the process go smoothly and stress free Very compassionate and understanding

Steven Eldridge

Thornton Jones Solicitors     Wakefield    

4.6 score
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102 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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Pleased with their professional service Superb advice, delivered in both a professional and personable manner Very well organised and efficient business, staff were very friendly and helpful

Daniel Sugaré

Sugare & Co     East Leeds    

4.8 score
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154 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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Making sure everything was to the best quality possible Provided clear, concise advice and were always available The advice I got helped me make the decision that was right for me

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

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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I would highly recommend them to everyone I have dealt with Alison and she has been brilliant She steered me through a seemingly difficult and stressful process expertly

Chris Burns

Lupton Fawcett     Leeds    

3.8 score
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41 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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Excellent and knowledgeable professionals Professional, friendly, knowledgeable

Rachel Spencer Robb

Clarion     Central Leeds    

4.2 score
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50 reviews
Partner at this award-winning law firm, Rachel has over 25 years’ experience in family and matrimonial law, supporting families in the Wakefield area and across the UK. She provides advice and representation on a broad range of issues, with a particular focus on the financial aspects of family law....
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Great firm, great people. Absolutely professional and welcoming Good quality practical legal advice provided quickly

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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Highly recommend Knowledge and support through a difficult time was exemplary Barnes Family Law are amazing

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Adrian Clossick

Stewarts     Central Leeds    

4.3 score
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6 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 Simply the BEST Cannot fault in any way

Ann Robinson

Blacks     Central Leeds    

4.3 score
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571 reviews
A longstanding member of the firm and now Partner and Head of the Family Law team, Ann has a career spanning over 30 years in family law. Handling a range of cases, she is particularly well versed in complex cases involving businesses, pensions, and overseas assets, often representing high-net-worth...
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Highly efficient and great at keeping things moving Knowledgeable, professional and work in a timely manner They are first class in all they do, highly efficient and very quick

Andrea Dyer

Ward Hadaway     Central Leeds    

3.6 score
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9 reviews
Receiving recognition as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ in the 2024 edition of The Legal 500, Andrea is an expert family solicitor and Partner in the Family Team at this well regarded law firm. She is committed to handling cases in a constructive and cost-effective way, and advises on all issues...
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Quality advice Experienced lawyers Good law firm

Sabeena Din

Milson Legal Solicitors     Leeds    

5.0 score
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36 reviews
Founder and Director of this specialist family law firm which prides itself on its exceptional client care, Sabeena has over 20 years' experience of family law cases. Providing expert advice and assistance to married couples, cohabitees, and parents, she is able to assist with divorce and separation with a...
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Sabeena has been brilliant from start to finish Your efforts have had a profound impact on my life Sabeena will be there to help you, reassure you and guide you

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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I do recommend this firm for all your legal work Highly recommended Really good service felt like they cared about me

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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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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Great experience from start to finish Friendly and professional at all time They are excellent

Donna Tilbrook

Best Solicitors     Barnsley    

4.5 score
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58 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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Made to feel like a person Very helpful every step of the way Would recommend to anyone

Deborah Thompson

Howells     Barnsley    

3.6 score
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42 reviews
A Senior Solicitor in the Children Law department, Deborah has amassed considerable experience of acting in cases relating to children for over 25 years. She provides advice and representation to children, parents, extended family members and individuals who may be involved in the care of children, in complex and...
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The right people to have in your corner Very efficient Sympathetic and practical advice

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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Highly recommended Kind and caring about customers So helpful