Wiselaw independently reviews and lists the best divorce lawyers and family solicitors in St Albans. Use this page to send an enquiry to several solicitors at once to find out what you need to know, such as how they can help you, whether they are available and what their costs are – all in just a few clicks. 100% free.
The 8 Best Divorce Lawyers & Family Solicitors in St Albans
Family Law Services Available From…
Collins & Hoy
- Divorce proceedings (uncontested and defended)
- Financial settlements and proceedings (asset division and maintenance)
- Children Act proceedings (child arrangements and prohibited steps orders)
- Cohabitation disputes
- Separation agreements
- Domestic abuse including urgent applications
- Pre/Post-nuptial agreements
Collins & Hoy National
With 25 years’ experience, Bernadette is one of the most respected divorce solicitors and family lawyers in the South East. Described by Legal 500 as “highly experienced” and “meticulous, pragmatic and determined” she boasts “a great ability to turn challenging situations around in a relatively short space of time”. Not tied to one geographic location, Bernadette and her team represent clients from anywhere across England and Wales, offering them a firm that is ‘the best rather than simply the nearest’. As a member of the Resolution Collaborative working committee, Bernadette is committed to working with her clients to reach constructive solutions and agreements wherever possible, although she also has a great deal of hard-hitting experience in court, achieving many notable negotiated settlements.
Services List Website
A selection of Reviews for…
I know this law firm cover many different areas which I would use if I ever needed them. I can never thank Sandra Bradley enough for her professionalism and hours of work over the past 6 months in what was a complex family case. Her support was incredible she was always honest and never gave false hope. I have every confidence in recommending this law firm and will go back to them if I ever need further help or advice. Thank you once again.Dawn Brett
Sandra Bradley and team, assisted my partner and I through a very difficult time. They guided us through a very complex arena that was completely foreign to us with professional dedication and compassion throughout. I still have them on speed dial and would use Bretherton Law for all my legal needs in the future and have recommended to many family and friends already, who have also had a highly positive experience.Richard Saunders
Highly recommend Bretherton Law. Sandra helped my partner and I through a very sensitive family case. The team were all very efficient and helped us through a very difficult time.Sam
Bretherton Law St Albans
Having qualified as a solicitor in 1982, Sandra has a wealth of knowledge and experience in divorce and family law. Director of Family at this well-regarded firm, she takes a sensitive and compassionate approach to her work which predominantly includes cases involving children. A long-term member of the Law Society’s Children Panel and a member of the Association of Lawyers for Children, Sandra represents both children and parents in all levels of the court system, often where issues such as residence and contact can’t be agreed by parents.
A selection of Reviews for…
I cannot recommend Raydens enough. Michael Radnor [in Katherine Rayden's team], who managed my case was incredibly helpful right from the start. He was a real pleasure to work with and his approach was extremely professional, thorough, fair and considerate. In addition to this, his sensitivity, compassion and care went a long way in supporting me through one of the most difficult periods in my life. I would certainly recommend them.Kate D
I highly recommend this firm. They are very knowledgeable, efficient and will get the job done without any delay. This is the second time that I have worked with them for my divorce and pension sharing order. I loved working with Julian and Lehna [in Katherine Rayden's team].Rebecca Epstein
First class company and team. Beth and Priya [in Katherine Rayden's team], in particular, were exceptional when dealing with my case and their extremely professional, maticulous and personable approach gave me confidence throughout. I can't recommend them highly enough. Thank you for your support and helping me reach a positive outcome.Andrew
Rayden Solicitors St Albans
Founder of this specialist divorce solicitors in St Albans, Katherine is a ‘real name in family law’ (Legal 500). Noted by industry peers as ‘the doyenne of family law outside London’ and commended for her ‘tremendous enthusiasm for her work’ (Chambers High Net Worth Guide) she has more than 20 years’ experience handling divorce and separation cases. With a strong reputation for providing sensible and commercial advice on a range of complex cases involving finances, property, and children, her practice is ‘the best family law firm in the local area (and beyond) by a wide margin’ (Legal 500).
A selection of Reviews for…
Stowe Family Law
The service at Stowe family law was fantastic, Claire and the team responded promptly to any email or call. Superb and would not hesitate to use them again.Steve Hazell
Whilst going through a very long winded and emotional divorce, I had to change law practices as the practice I started with did not represent me in the manner I expected. I changed to Stowe Family Law and James Scarborough [in Claire McParland's team] agreed to take my case on . James was extremely thorough, professional and easy to get along with. He always put my best interests first and managed to help me bring the whole process to a conclusion as swiftly as possible. I would thoroughly recommend both James and Stowe Family Law Practice. Thank you very much.Sarah Glasgow
I could not be happier with Stowe and in particular, the service, advice and support offered by Kai [in Claire McParland's team] during my child arrangements order application, which resulted in a better than expected outcome. There was never difficulty getting in touch, and along with Kai's professionalism and confidence, I felt reassured throughout.Chris Hayden
Stowe Family Law St Albans
Dedicated to resolving matters as quickly and cost-effectively as possible, Claire is a Legal 500 recommended divorce solicitor. She has exclusively practised in divorce and family law since 2006 and is the Managing Partner of the St Albans office of this well-known law firm. Claire’s experience includes all types of divorce and separation cases, including complex financial issues, often with an international element. In addition, she represents clients in proceedings involving children and has handled cases where clients wish to remove, or contest removal of, children from the country.
A selection of Reviews for…
Very helpful professional service.Dale Lambert
I recently bought a house in another part of the country, but I used Neves for the conveyancing because I have always found their service to be professional and efficient. This time was no different: I can honestly say that they made the whole process incredibly smooth and easy for me, despite the usual trials and tribulations of buying a property. I am no expert in legal matters, but my conveyancer was calm, patient, and pleased to explain everything to me in a crystal clear, plain English fashion.
All of my queries were dealt with in a professional, efficient, timely, and friendly manner. I would thoroughly recommend their services to anyone.Will Newby
Neves Solicitors Harpenden
Heidi is a talented family and divorce solicitor with over ten years’ experience in all areas of family law, including financial settlements, children disputes, child relocation, international divorce, pension sharing, and unmarried couples. Heidi also has particular experience in cases where one parent or partner is hostile and also in cases where a parent and child are seeking relocation to another country. A member of the Law Society Children Panel and Resolution, Heidi also holds a Specialist Accreditation in Complex Financial Remedies as well as having a track record in dealing with family businesses and negotiating complex spousal maintenance cases.
Collins & Hoy National
Highly-respected by clients and colleagues alike Aisling has dedicated her 20+ years’ legal experience to family law, divorce and child-related issues. She has particularly extensive experience in dealing with finances in divorce and cohabitation disputes, including complex settlements and ensuring financial provision for children. She is frequently instructed to advise in relation to pre and post nuptial agreements. Aisling’s wealth of experience allows her to quickly understand client cases and recommend the best course of action. As a solicitor who also practices as a Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer, Aisling’s approach is to help and inform clients as to the process that is most suited for their individual circumstances to enable them to find the best resolution for them and their family’s needs. Aisling frequently resolves disputes without the need for a lengthy and expensive court process. If the circumstances require it, Aisling also has a reputation for being exceptionally persuasive and robust to move the process forward for her clients.
A selection of Reviews for…
Priya and her team were fantastic in helping me purchase my first property. Regular updates, helpful explanations of the process and went to their best efforts to ensure the sale went through as smoothly and quickly as possible.
Would highly recommend!Matthew Ireland
Professional Law Firm with fantastic Employees especially Secretaries.Julie Trustram
SA Law St Albans
A hugely accomplished and experienced family lawyer, Marilyn specialises in handling disputes that arise on the breakdown of a relationship. Described by Chambers Guide to Leading UK Lawyers as ‘efficient, timely, courteous, knowledgeable and understanding’ she can tackle any divorce or separation case. With accreditation in Advanced Financial Provision and Advocacy Financial Provision, she has a particular talent for handling complex or sensitive financial cases and, as a trained collaborative lawyer, she takes ‘a conciliatory, compassionate approach from the start’ (Chambers), seeking to resolve matters outside court where possible.
Taylor Walton St Albans
With nearly 20 years’ experience, Olive is a hugely competent and well-respected divorce solicitor. Partner at a firm which strikes ‘the right balance between flexibility and taking a firm line where necessary’ (Legal 500), she is one of an elite few lawyers in the UK to be qualified as a Family Law Arbitrator. Olive believes in adopting a collaborative approach to resolving disputes regarding finances and children on divorce or separation, and she has represented clients in a number of high net worth and complex cases.
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?
Simply enter your details and your query will be delivered directly to your chosen solicitors. On average, solicitors typically reply within 1 working day.
Your message was successfully sent to:
On average, solicitors typically reply within 1 working day.
Was the Wiselaw service useful?
We’d be very grateful if you left us an ANONYMOUS review below - it just takes a couple of clicks. Your contact information will not be published and only the first initial of your last name will be recorded.
Thank you for your feedback, it's greatly appreciated.