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The 17 Best Divorce Solicitors & Family Lawyers in Westminster & Nearby
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Saika Alam has provided me with invaluable advice in relation to matrimonial matters during the last few years. I have valued her patient, client-centred approach and ability to remain calm in the face of adversity. I would highly recommend her.Ann Sozzi
Saika Alam is the only person I would ever go to. She has always advised me in the most professional and honest way possible. She works in a way that makes you feel comfortable and you feel you are in good hands. Through the years, she has never let me down, gave me all the options available and I was always left feeling it was never about making more money, but the best way forward. I have referred so many people to her and will continue to do so.Eshan Auchoybur
Ms Saika Alam is my go to Solicitor who has helped me over many years. Her advice is invaluable. I have no hesitation in recommending Saika to friends and family as she is a committed, professional and approachable Solicitor who gets things done. I would honestly be lost without her in my life guiding me through important issues. Saika has a deep understanding of her clients instantly making them feel at ease with her warmth, expertise and attention to detail.Shira Kirsch
All the legal work Saika Alam has done for me has been top-notch. She is an excellent solicitor.Mark Ellis
Branch Austin | St. James's, London |
Heading up the family department for this well-respected legal firm, Saika boasts over 25 years’ experience. With her empathetic and practical approach, she takes the time to better understand her clients’ needs and offer a logical and cost-effective solution, always with her clients’ best interests at heart. Saika advises on divorce, separation, dissolution of civil partnerships, cohabitation, parental orders and pre-nuptial agreements, as well as financial, children and domestic abuse matters. She can represent spouses, parents, grandparents and guardians on all aspects of family law. Saika is a trained collaborative lawyer, a member of the Law Society Advanced Panel for Family Law, and a member of Resolution. She strives for amicable, non-confrontational solutions, but can confidentially litigate in court should she need to.
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Stowe Family Law
Stowe Family Law | Westminster, London |
A calm but firm negotiator, managing partner Phoebe has a wealth of divorce and family law experience and works tirelessly for all her clients. As comfortable with complex international and child cases as she is with pre-nuptial and cohabitation agreements, Phoebe is a Resolution and West London Law Society member. Client-focused and always with an eye on the best outcome, Phoebe is ‘great at putting the legal jargon into a lay person’s language’ (Legal 500).
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International Family Law Group
They're brilliant, incredibly professional and do what needs to be done. Won my case and resulted in me getting my kids home, they then followed up a while later to see how the kids were, showing they truly cared and aren't in it just for the money like some solicitors.Daryl Hall
Superb Family Law firm exceptionally efficient and friendlyJohn Briton Walker
International Family Law Group | Holborn, London |
One of the UK’s most respected divorce lawyers and family law experts, David is a former International Lawyer of the Year nominee and received an OBE in 2014 for his services to international family law. With vast experience in all aspects of divorce and family law – most notably dispute resolution and financial matters – David’s highly innovative approach is greatly sought after. As well as serving as a Deputy District Judge, David is the author of the leading book on international family law and listed as a ‘Leading Individual’ in Legal 500.
Family Law in Partnership | Holborn, London |
Dedicated to achieving a positive, efficient, and fair result, David is highly skilled at settling divorce and family cases outside the court process. On the rare occasions cases end up in court, David is a determined and effective divorce lawyer and litigator, and has achieved positive outcomes in a number of well-reported cases. While David specialises in financial claims, he adopts a ‘really constructive and co-operative approach’ (Legal 500) to cases involving cohabitants and civil partners. A partner of the firm for almost 20 years, David’s sympathetic and compassionate approach has seen him achieve the highly regarded FMA senior mediator status.
Mishcon de Reya | Holborn, London |
A former Citywealth Family Lawyer of the Year (Gold), Emma is a talented and knowledgeable all-rounder, dealing with all aspects of divorce and family law. Whether it’s straightforward divorce, a financial settlement, a private child matter or a prenup/cohabitation agreement, Emma always ‘has the case facts at her fingers and can immediately see the right solution’ (Legal 500). With a specialist niche in surrogacy and LGBT parenting issues, Emma is well-respected by colleagues and clients alike, regularly contributing to legal journals.
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Farrer & Co
Outstanding law firm - excellent personnel and advice. I have dealt with a number of different partners in the firm, all of whom have been a pleasure to deal with.Sean Peche
If you need your private matters kept private these are the people you need to have a chat with.Paresh
Farrer & Co | Holborn, London |
Described by Legal 500 as a ‘phenomenally impressive’ divorce solicitor, Claire has a ‘really analytical mind that is combined with exceptional client focus’. Claire works with a diverse client base across all aspects of divorce and family law, bringing a calm and confident approach to resolving difficult situations. Well-known for her discretion, Claire is a highly successful negotiator, frequently avoiding excessively costly and emotional court cases. Claire’s approach is always to work collaboratively with both clients and colleagues to generate the best outcome, operating ‘at a very high intellectual level’ (Chambers Guide to Leading UK Lawyers).
Payne Hicks Beach | Holborn, London |
With a reputation as a clever strategist ‘who knows the law inside out’ (Legal 500) Philip has long been one of the London’s most respected family and divorce solicitors. Specialising in financial remedy work, Philip was successful in one of the early UK pre-nuptial cases and clients admire his pragmatically-minded and commercial approach to complex cases. With more than 30 years’ experience, and ranked as a Leading Lawyer by Legal 500, Philip also deals with disputes relating to children, often with an international dimension.
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I would like to personally thank you for all your advice, support and help is resolving this stressful situation for me. They have always given me honest and frank advice, which I really needed. Their sensitivity and empathy was greatly appreciated. Fees were very competitive and I knew exactly what I needed to budget without any hidden costs.
I would highly recommend you to friends and family. Great personal service, very friendly lawyers.Suraj Hair
Excellent family law firm.Ray Nandra
Josiah-Lake Gardiner | Holborn, London |
Since founding his practice 15 years ago, David has become very well-regarded as someone who can negotiate practical and lasting solutions, empowering clients to make the best decisions for themselves and their families. A published authority on family law and a leading divorce solicitor David provides intelligent and constructive advice not only directly to clients, but also as an expert in the media and as a family law consultant on BBC drama Doctors. As a trained collaborative lawyer, David has worked in all areas of family law.
Hughes Fowler Carruthers | Holborn, London |
A leading figure in family law for many years, Frances takes an intelligent and strategic approach to cases. Indeed, Legal 500 calls Frances ‘one of a small group of practitioners who has been conducting and shaping all the leading cases for a generation’. A member of the Times law panel, Frances specialises in all aspects of divorce and family law work including financial settlements and complex children’s cases. With an ‘unsurpassed intellect’ (Chambers Guide to Leading UK Lawyers) this Oxford graduate has been at ‘right at the top’ for more than three decades. A true heavy hitting divorce solicitor.
Blake Morgan | Holborn, London |
As head of practice, Christine has a wealth of experience in all aspects of divorce and family law. Described by Legal 500 as ‘a very experienced and dedicated family lawyer’, Christine’s extensive knowledge instantly puts clients at ease, giving them the security that they are dealing with a true expert. While Christine and her team can advise on all areas of family law, as a trained mediator Christine likes to work with clients prepared to take a collaborative approach to their divorce, specialising in financial matters where there are significant assets.
Stewarts | Holborn, London |
A nominee for the Family Lawyer of the Year, Debbie has a national reputation as one of London’s leading divorce solicitors. With more than 20 years’ experience, her practice specialises in all aspects of family law including financial settlements and international pre-nuptial agreements. Having founded England’s first collaborative multi-disciplinary practice, Debbie strives to achieve collaborative solutions, negotiating hard when the need requires. With a ‘vast store of experience’ (Legal 500) Debbie is clear and calm and ‘can see solutions that other people can’t’ (Chambers Guide to Leading UK Lawyers).
Penningtons Manches | St, Paul's, London |
Recognised by clients as a divorce lawyer who demonstrates calmness and empathy, Harvard graduate Elizabeth has wide experience in all aspects of family law. She takes a practical and strategic approach to family and divorce cases, many of which have a financial element. Working closely with colleagues in the private wealth sector, Elizabeth is uniquely placed to advise on cohabitation and nuptial agreements, and financial provision for children. Speaking four languages, Elizabeth also has wide experience in family cases with an international dimension.
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The whole company's attention to detail is the reason why they need to work on your case. The family and child law division supported me beyond the professional. They advised and guided more broadly, as well as being very diligent and thorough on all the small details, that really mattered. As a result I got the result I believe I deserved.
Could not recommend the company enough.
Amarjit and Martha were both very responsive and efficient; they did everything they said they would and I had every confidence in their service.Matt Allen
Good firm. Very professional lawyers. Really know their stuff. Good value covering all aspects of law. Staff are so friendly and helpful and happy to spend time answering queries and arranging best lawyer to help you.Diane Murray
Taylor Rose | Fulham, West London |
With over 20 years of legal experience and practising family law for most of that time, Amarjit has represented a variety of clients on divorce and matrimonial matters, finances relating to relationship breakdown and children issues. He approaches each case with a detail-oriented and logical style, always with the goal of helping his clients to move on with their lives in a positive way and with minimal stress. As a member of the Law Society Accredited Children Panel, and Resolution (with specialisms in Children Law private and domestic abuse), Amarjit has significant experience dealing with domestic abuse and child-related issues. He can also represent children, parents, grandparents and other guardians during children proceedings. Amarjit can speak fluent Punjabi.
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Oliver Fisher Solicitors
It’s taken me 8 years to put a review up in regards to my experience with Oliver fisher. I had a case which was complicated; it took 2 years to complete. The case was dragging but Oliver Fisher were on point and they were very professional throughout. They worked with me to tackle the situation effectively, they made effort regardless, they always call back when I leave a message. They are genuinely one solicitor that gave me hope. Well Done and many thanks for everything.dee singh
I met with senior partner Jo Shortland on a number of occasions. I represented myself during a civil matter and found Jo's advice invaluable. She quickly cut to the chase to make sure we made the best use of our time. She took the time to understand my case, offered practical advice and followed up with emails and phone calls. She was a calming presence during a stressful time. I have no doubt that if it wasn't for Jo's input, I wouldn't have been able to conduct myself in court with confidence. I would not hesitate to recommend Jo or her firm.Em C
Brilliant people who helped me tremendously with my case. I'm very grateful for their support and expertise.Rosita Wijngaarde
Oliver Fisher Solicitors | Notting Hill, London |
Described by Legal 500 as ‘highly competent in all areas of family law’, Jo has led the family team at Oliver Fisher for over 25 years. A formidable divorce lawyer and negotiator, Jo works collaboratively with clients on a wide range of issues, with a particular gift for negotiating complex financial settlements. As part of a trusted firm which has helped clients for more than 60 years, Jo is a Resolution-trained mediator who, alongside her team, is determined to find the right solution for every situation.
Murray Hay Solicitors | Wandsworth, London |
Partner of this well-recognised firm and a specialist divorce solicitor and family lawyer, Robert has dedicated his 25+ years’ legal experience to family law, divorce and child-related issues. He has particularly extensive knowledge in dealing with finances in divorce and disputes between unmarried couples. Robert can also tackle wider legal issues such as those relating to separation, divorce, pre and post- nuptial agreements, and child arrangements. As a trained mediator and Resolution member, Robert works to achieve an agreeable, constructive and cost-effective solution to his cases, keeping his clients’ best interests at the forefront.
The Best Family Solicitors, Independently Listed
Each solicitor listed by Wiselaw is independently researched and considered against strict criteria. Examples of the criteria are shown below.
The quality and content of feedback that clients have given via trusted review services such as Google and TrustPilot.
Formal accreditations that are awarded to firms based on their expertise and/or their outstanding working practices.
Industry-recognised awards for superior business practices, legal expertise or customer care.
Evidence of high quality client care, including reviews received, publishing and sharing legal knowledge, and quality of enquiry replies.
The extent to which the solicitor has been involved in cases that have helped to shape and change wider family law.
Is the solicitor one of the best within their price band? A lower-priced or mid-priced solicitor will be included if they are the best compared to other solicitors in the same price band.
Does the solicitor have a proven track record, earned over years, of being an extremely shrewd legal practitioner? They aren’t in any way new or unproven.
The solicitor is well recognised for having a specialism in a particular area of family law, such as international divorce, abduction, or custody.
Is the solicitor part of an established firm and they have quickly gained a reputation for being expert in their field? A highly skilled rising star who doesn’t yet command the highest fees, so making them very good value.
Depth of Team
Does the solicitor’s surrounding team contain high calibre lawyers and secretaries who collectively can offer broader and deeper legal advice as circumstances require?
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