Acting exclusively in complex and high value disputes, we are the pre-eminent divorce and family practice in the UK, with our teams top ranked in The Legal 500 and Chambers. We act for high net worth individuals based in the UK and overseas.
Leading lawyers in divorce and family law in Leeds and Yorkshire
Chambers, one of the leading independent guides to the legal profession, states that our team is “a brilliant team of lawyers, all of whom play their part in providing clients with a Rolls-Royce service.” Adrian Clossick is described by Citywealth as “one of the most well-respected matrimonial finance practitioners in the North”.
Our Leeds team is also regarded by The Legal 500 as being “brilliant” and “operating at the top end of their sector.”
Our approach to your divorce or family law case
Your circumstances are unique to you and therefore require a team that is used to dealing with diverse and complex situations. Your situation deserves a bespoke process. We therefore offer a tailor-made service from experienced lawyers who are viewed as the leading lights of the profession.
Your goals are considered from the outset. We take time to understand your issues and help you achieve the best possible outcome. We work with you to choose the best route to resolution, whether in court or through the use of alternative dispute resolution. We are not afraid to fight your corner if that is what is required.
Our strength in depth across the team is unrivalled. Once we have had an initial meeting, we will build your custom team of professionals based on your needs and the issues arising.
Our divorce and family law expertise
Our Leeds based lawyers act exclusively in high value disputes. As a result, we have particular expertise in advising high earning professionals, unravelling complicated trusts, identifying assets held within companies and advising on international assets and complex cross-border issues.
Always taking a bespoke approach to divorce and family issues, our team will adopt ADR if appropriate, but is not afraid to utilise court proceedings if necessary. We are supported by experts in other litigation teams and select law firms in other jurisdictions.
Family law specialists
We act exclusively for high net worth clients based in the UK and overseas for whom our expertise can add the most value. Matters we deal with include:
- Complex and high value finances on divorce, particularly where the following are involved: complex or multi-faceted income structure; business assets; property portfolios; international assets; jurisdiction disputes; and trusts and offshore assets.
- Cohabitation agreements and cohabitation disputes.
- Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.
- Child arrangements: international relocation; living arrangements; financial arrangements for separated parents (Schedule 1); and international abduction.
Why instruct our Leeds team to handle your divorce or family matter?
Based in Leeds, the team is made up of individuals who are seen as being at the top of their game. Including lawyers with international expertise and those recruited from international and London based family-law firms, the team is unrivalled in the region for its strength in depth.
With excellent connections to regional third party experts and advisors the team are able to call on other specialists that may be necessary in your case.
The team are Resolution members, keeping us at the forefront of legal developments and adopting a non-confrontational approach whenever possible.
Our Leeds divorce team
The Leeds team is led by the “phenomenal” Adrian Clossick who leads a team of highly-regarded specialist family lawyers. He is described by The Legal 500 as “a brilliant lawyer and strategist”.
Senior Associates: Jenny Bowden and Ellie Hampson-Jones.
Associates: Sarah Harvey, Rebecca Worsley, Hannah McCrindle and Alice Russell.
And a team of four paralegals.
Divorce and separation
Court and alternatives
"It's a brilliant team of lawyers all of whom play their part in providing clients with a Rolls-Royce service."Chambers
"I found the firm to be, in a word, brilliant. Their case management was superb, their legal analysis first rate, and the overall service that they provided to the client absolutely impeccable."The Legal 500
"Quick to grasp issues arising from complex trust issues in divorce proceedings and incisive and robust advice resulting in satisfactory outcome with full protection of trust assets. Immediate attention and access on all occasions with very thorough and methodical approach to disclosure requirements and presentation of information."The Legal 500
Meet the Divorce and Family team
Our team is the pre-eminent divorce and family practice in the UK, ranked highly in both The Legal 500 and Chambers.
Acting exclusively on high value disputes, the team’s expertise covers issues relating to foreign assets in divorce, trust structures and multijurisdictional tax work.
Court of Appeal judgment confirms that a child’s welfare is paramount in decisions regarding relocation within the UK.
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