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Goodman Ray is one of the leading family law firms in the UK, with a national and international reputation for its work in children and family law. Goodman Ray offers a first-class service across the full spectrum of family law, including matrimonial finance, cohabitation, international adoption, surrogacy, child abduction, forced marriage injunctions, mediation and children law.

The firm: Co-founded by Peggy Ray in 1985, Goodman Ray has grown steadily and now has a team of 20 specialist solicitors, making it one of the largest family law departments in the UK. The firm represents high-net-worth and international clients, while remaining committed to delivering a cutting-edge service to its legal aid clients. Goodman Ray is based in Old Street and has offices at Liverpool Street and Canary Wharf, offering clients the convenience of a choice of venues.

Goodman Ray's straightforward and innovative approach is welcomed by clients and is demonstrated by its lawyers' involvement with other professional organisations and interest groups working in these fields. Clients are assured of expert representation by lawyers who will fearlessly fight their corner while sharing the firm's child-centred ethos and promoting alternative dispute resolution where appropriate.

The firm has eight lawyers on the Law Society Children Panel, two lawyers are Resolution-accredited adoption specialists, four lawyers are Resolution-accredited specialists in private children and complex finance, three lawyers are on the Child Abduction Unit panel and one lawyer is Law Society-accredited in family law (advanced).

The firm deals with cases sensitively and with the utmost discretion. Among the team there are lawyers who speak Welsh, Spanish, Urdu, Pahari and French. The practice has well-established links with other leading law firms and international support networks.

Types of work undertaken: Goodman Ray's expertise includes matrimonial finance and private law children matters. The firm is frequently instructed in complex cases involving abduction, international adoption and surrogacy. Goodman Ray is actively involved in new areas of law, such as its work in cases with non-traditional family structures, having been involved in some of the recently reported decisions involving different types of parenting (including fertility, surrogacy and same-sex parenting). The longstanding commitment to delivering a cutting-edge service to its legal aid clients in public law and domestic violence remains a hallmark of the firm.

In 2012 Goodman Ray introduced therapeutic and mediation services to support clients through the dispute resolution process. Goodman Ray is able to do this as a result of its relationships with a range of expert therapeutic professionals and mediators within the firm. The firm sees this as an essential service to offer clients, particularly in light of the expectation of more mediated cases. This new service supports clients in both children and financial disputes.

Other offices: London; Canary Wharf, London

  • Number of UK partners: 6
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 25

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