Firm Profile > Stowe Family Law LLP > St Albans, England

Stowe Family Law LLP
3 HOLYWELL HILL
ST ALBANS
AL1 1ER
England

Family: Essex Tier 2

Sebastian Burrows leads Stowe Family Law LLP's newly established family practice in Chelmsford. Formerly of Pinney Talfourd LLP, he is a recognised divorce specialist bringing substantive experience in financial remedy, asset division and HMRC interventions. The team is distinct for its ability to call on in-house forensic accountancy specialists to support client interests. It is also characterised by its interest in developing areas of law such as special guardianship and surrogacy. Lucy Birch is known for her work in composite private child cases, often including elements of domestic violence, substance addiction and parental alienation.

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Exceptionally knowledgeable, empathetic and approachable. When their client is having a really hard time and is finding the process emotionally and physically difficult , they take off so much stress and pressure. You can trust them to be honest with you, but to also be exceptionally caring‘.

Professional, sensitive, knowledgeable, transparent, delivering an efficient service on-budget. Advising when necessary at a moment’s notice without hesitation or delay. Sebastian and his team are a great example of a family law practice exemplifying and delivering just and ethical family law‘.

Stowe has only recently launched in Essex, and it is very capably headed-up by Sebastian Burrows. I have been instructed by Seb for many years, in both private children, TOLATA 1996 and matrimonial finance matters and he is very able and an excellent lawyer and strategist‘.

I could trust them, implicitly, with the most emotionally difficult situations .The solicitor I used (Sebastian Burrows) honestly gave the best advice, the most honest cautions and was always able to help with every worry‘.

Sebastian Burrows has been faultless in every aspect of dealing with my case. He has advised me in a professional, knowledgeable, supportive way: always with consideration of the emotive and sensitive situation that I am dealing with. I cannot recommend him highly enough‘.

I have been instructed by Seb Burrows for many years, in both private children, TOLATA 1996 and matrimonial finance matters and he is very able and an excellent lawyer and strategist. Seb has an excellent reassuring bedside manner, and is not afraid to litigate where correspondence has reached an impasse. His papers are very well prepared, and he is bright, intuitive and very good at achieving excellent results for his clients. Having trained as a barrister, he is able to conduct his own advocacy and does so very successfully and persuasively. His case analysis is clear and his instructions succinct and to the point. He is definitely one to watch‘.

Family: Kent, Surrey, Sussex Tier 3

With offices in Esher and Tunbridge Wells, Stowe Family Law LLP handles matrimonial finance as well as children matters. The team advised on cases involving Schedule 1 of the Children Act, TOLATA, and criminal proceedings, amongst other complicating factors. The practice is led by managing partners Kate Rayner and Emma Newman. Both handle all areas of family law, but have particular experience in financial matters. Holly Lamb is another key figure in the team, and leads on matters involving international clients.

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‘A very professional outfit under the stewardship of Emma Newman, which seems to have made great strides in the short time it has been operating. The practice radiates efficiency and endeavour.’

‘Niamh McCarthy is very diligent. Her clients love her and with good reason. She is pragmatic and rational in dealing with the most difficult of situations.’

‘I am able to comment only on Emma Newman of Stowe Family Law having worked with her for a number of years. Emma has an excellent manner with her clients. She is empathetic and caring and they feel genuinely comfortable with her. Much of her work is from recommendations and referrals. She is also a very skilled lawyer and provides clear, systematic and structured advice. Emma is passionate about family law and prides herself on ensuring her clients are supported through whatever legal process she is guiding them through.’

‘Niamh McCarthy is excellent and efficient and I would highly recommend her.’

‘Emma Newman is dedicated, highly experienced and committed to her clients, yet is perfectly prepared to deliver unwelcome news where this is warranted – which gains her the respect of opponents and judges alike. She is a pleasure to be instructed by because you know everything will be in such good order.’

‘Emma Newman heads up Stowe Family Law in Esher and is always approachable, knowledgeable, and very easy to get on with. She is a fierce advocate for her client, but can retain sight of the ‘bigger picture’. I have referred clients to Emma in the past.’

‘The team are very approachable and knowledgeable. As a family solicitor myself, it is vital for clients that there is a dialogue between the solicitors in order to progress both negotiations and the case generally. I have found that the team at Stowe Family Law in Esher are both of these things and have been able to help a number of clients by being able to effectively communicate.’

‘Emma Newman is fantastic. Emma was recommended to me by a colleague who had gone through a divorce where Emma had represented her ex-husband. I met with Emma once face to face, where she listened to my reasons for a divorce, talked me through the legal system and provided an approximate indication of realistic costs and timelines. From then onwards, Emma proactively managed my case. Every time she received a letter from my husbands solicitor, Emma would draft a response first and then send it to me to review. Every response was spot on and needed very little re-work from my side. I was very emotional and distressed about filing for a divorce, and Emma was professional, caring and empathetic towards my situation. Emma always advised me in a fair and honest way, unlike some solicitors who promise you everything and deliver nothing. I would recommend Emma without any hesitation.’

Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 Tier 3

Since opening in Reading in 2018, Stowe Family Law LLP has rapidly built a reputation as a team with 'great expertise' in a range of family matters. Practice head and managing partner Naheed Taj has experience advising clients in high net worth financial remedy cases involving substantial and complex assets, including businesses, pensions, investments and trusts, often with an international element.

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Naheed Taj is a very experienced and hard nosed litigator who gets the very best results for her clients.’

Great expertise in family law.’

Natasha Ord has an exceptional manner with clients, is clear in her advice and understanding of client concerns.’

Excellent legal knowledge combined with an approachable and friendly manner.’

 

Family: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire Tier 2

Stowe Family Law LLP has offices and teams across Yorkshire, which provide holistic client services in all aspects of family law, including divorces, pre-nuptial agreements, child custody and abduction issues, adoptions and surrogacy matters. The firm also has growing expertise in international cases, alongside experience in same-sex relationship and Sharia-related cases. Key names across the firm include Julian Hawkhead and firm managing partner Rachel Roberts in Leeds, Sarah Barr-Young in Ilkley, and Neil Dring in Wetherby. All partners regularly work with high-net-worth clients on financial settlements.

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Stowe are extremely professional and knowledgable.

A dynamic firm of solicitors with a great team of hard hitting partners. A marvellous overall team.

Julian Hawkhead – a brilliant brain with street wisdom and client care skills in abundance.

Dedication to clients is second to none. Responsive and pragmatic advice at all times and available any time.

Rachel Roberts is a hands on leader but manages her clients in a professional way. leads from the front.

Stowe Family Law has excellent teams in Harrogate, Leeds and Wetherby (and indeed in many other towns/cities), in all of which they have a well deserved reputation for the quality of advice and service provided to clients. On any view, Stowe Family Law is widely regarded as being one of the leading matrimonial finance firms in the North. Accordingly, the firm has enormous strength in depth and benefits from the pooled experience at its disposal.

Family Tier 3

Stowe Family Law LLP's family law expertise is reflected by its involvement in a wide range of matters. The group frequently works on cases with an international element and has been growing its presence in nuptial agreements. Practice head Sushma Kotecha leads the 'friendly' and 'professional' team. Also noted is Maria Coster, who is an 'intelligent and pragmatic' lawyer.

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Maria Coster is an intelligent and pragmatic lawyer. She works hard for her clients. Most importantly she is a pleasure to deal with. I would recommend a client to her without hesitation and I don’t say that about many competitors.’

The team are friendly, listen and hear what I have to say as a client. As a team they ensure I have all information for my case as well as some of the administration clarities. They are all extremely professional.’

I work with Sushma Kotetcha – professional, considerate and demonstrable compassion. She is different as she is genuinely interested in my case and is proactive to support me. I value the professionalism, listening and interest demonstrated during my appointments. She goes above and beyond to ensure I am fully briefed and updated.’

Family Tier 3

Rapidly expanding in the South West, boutique firm Stowe Family Law LLP is adept at handling high-net-worth financial cases, often involving cross-border aspects, businesses and trusts, as well as children law matters. Jemma Slavin heads up the team from Bristol, while Louise Chipchase joined from Whatley Weston & Fox to open the firm's Cheltenham office in July 2019.

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Excellent, hardworking team. They have a unique working method of partnering with a divorce coach/therapist to provide holistic support to clients as they go through the litigation process.

Jemma Slavin is always on the other end of the phone, smart and bold in her decision making. Joanna Newton is very experienced with wisdom beyond her years. Rachel Fisher is efficient, sensible and well connected.

Jemma and the team at Stowe work with each client individually to achieve the best outcome for the client. They work in a holistic way with other professionals and provide support opportunities beyond the purely legal through referrals and workshops and seminars with coaches and other partners.

Approachable, empathetic, supportive, innovative and not afraid to be strong when needed.’

All of my dealings with Stowe Family Law have been extremely positive. Based on my experiences, the firm’s greatest strength is how well prepared its lawyers are ahead of court hearings, both in financial remedies and private children proceedings. They also appear to care deeply about the outcomes they seek on behalf of their clients while remaining professional and courteous in their dealings.

Rachel Fisher is always extremely well prepared and she offers her clients sensible and considered advice. Rachel is always focused on getting the client the best possible outcome.’

‘Jemma Slavin is a passionate advocate of her clients’ causes and knows each case extremely well. Jemma is alive to what the client needs from the legal proceedings and does all she can to help them achieve it.’

‘Joanna Newton is always extremely well prepared and aware of the issues which are likely to impact on her client’s goals. Joanna cares a great deal about achieving the right outcome for her clients.’

This team goes from strength to strength – they have made some really good hires in the last 12 months and are building a really dynamic and highly capable team.

Jemma Slavin is an all-round brilliant lawyer – she is excellent with clients and well liked by local solicitors as an opponent, not because she is an easy opponent but because she always takes a proportionate and cost-effective approach to cases. Rachel Fisher is a friendly but formidable lawyer who is extremely good for her years of PQE. Joanna Newton is a brilliant addition to the firm – a truly high-class act.

Family Tier 3

Spread across three offices in Altrincham, Manchester and Wilmslow, the team of family law specialists at Stowe Family Law LLP has particular expertise in complex financial remedy and divorce matters. As well as being adept at handling private children law disputes and domestic abuse cases, Islamic divorce law and private adoption work are also areas of growth for the practice. Helen Miller, who leads the Altrincham office, is also recommended, while Gareth Curtis leads the Manchester practice and Lesley Smythe is managing partner on the Wilmslow office.

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‘The team has specialist legal knowledge in family law. They understand and find solutions to any difficult challenges by employing their individual skills and abilities. They listen and answer any queries with clarity and empathy, thereby reducing the stress and uncertainty during the divorce procedure.’ 

‘I have found Helen Miller to be very professional in all aspects of her work. She is diligent and thorough with a strength of will and determination. I felt total confidence in her ability to obtain a very satisfactory conclusion throughout the process of my divorce including the court hearings. Helen expresses great client care, empathy and understanding with compassion during this difficult period of my life.’ 

‘Helen Miller is a very capable lawyer and she offers a first-class service to clients.’ 

‘Lesley Smythe has embodied the values of the practice and is a credit to Stowe Family Law, supporting me and yet carefully challenging me when it’s been needed, always trying to maintain my focus on achieving a resolution to the divorce. Lesley’s strengths encompass the extensive experience of matrimonial and family law, and a wealth of qualities to compliment this.’ 

Family: elsewhere in Yorkshire Tier 3

International work is a notable growth area for the practice at Stowe Family Law LLP, with the team acting on several cases in competing jurisdictions. Other key areas include advising on same-sex relationships and nuptial agreements. The firm also has a dedicated in-house forensic accountancy team. Managing partner Christopher Birch is regularly instructed in matters involving complex high-value assets, pension sharing issues and inherited wealth.

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Stowe Family Law are client focused, highly professional and competent in their area of law. They deal with each case thoroughly and attentively, giving realistic advice and managing the client’s expectations. They have a manageable client base that enables them to focus on each client and give them the attention they need. They are quick in responding and always polite.

Family Tier 5

Stowe Family Law LLP has a large specialist team of family lawyers. Phoebe Turner is the managing partner of the firm's Victoria office; she specialises in all aspects of divorce and ancillary financial matters and in cases with complicated jurisdictional issues. She advises a broad spectrum of international clients. Gavin Scott, who is the managing partner of the London office, is a mediator and has a particular focus on complex and high-asset financial matters. Graham Coy recently left the firm to join Wilsons.

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Phoebe Turner is the star of the London practice. She gives clients honest, straightforward and simple advice’

Phoebe Turner is a slick operator

Gavin Scott always deals with issues promptly and efficiently, copes well under pressure and gives great confidence to his lay clients. Gavin has a very good analytical approach to the facts and the figures, and consequently saves his clients much time and costs

‘Gavin Scott is hardworking and always available night and day. He provides sensible and realistic advice to clients’

Alice Wightman is amazing – she is really helpful, tells me exactly what is going on, and helps me in the best way she can. She is truthful, which is important as sometimes the truth isn’t what I want to hear but what I need to know

‘Sarah Jane Lenihan is particularly impressive – she does high-quality work and is very efficient and accessible

‘The team has a range of skilled practitioners who give their all to their individual clients. Sarah Jane Lenihan is a robust representative. She always fights her client’s corner

‘Sarah Jane Lenihan is someone you would definitely want on your side. Experience, diligence, warmth and personality all in one package

Stowe Family Law LLP is the UK’s largest specialist family law firm, with an excellent national and international reputation. Stowe Family Law has the best team of family lawyers in the country, with offices nationwide. We listen to our clients individual needs, to ensure they have the right solicitor with the expertise and experience to identify the best approach for them.

We focus on providing an outstanding service within an agreed cost and clients will be able to monitor the progress of their case at all times. We support and guide our clients through their case, so that they can be confident of achieving the result they want the most effective way possible with the minimum of stress.

Areas of practice

  • Divorce
  • Children / Residence Orders
  • Finances & Assets
  •  International
  •  Mediation & Collaborative Law
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Cohabitation
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Grandparents

Press releases Links:https://www.stowefamilylaw.co.uk/blog/2020/03/25/child-arrangements-during-lockdown/

A year at Stowe Family Law

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Department Name Email Telephone
Senior Partner Julian Hawkhead julian.hawkhead@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 0113 224 0580
Managing Partner, Altrincham Helen Miller Helen.Miller@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 0161 926 1410
Managing Partner, Beverley Christopher Birch Christopher.Birch@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 01482 755385
Managing Partner, Bristol Jemma Slavin Jemma.Slavin@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 0117 203 3458
Managing Partner, Esher Emma Newman Emma.Newman@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 01372 571126
Managing Partner, Harrogate David Milburn david.milburn@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 01423 532600
Managing Partner, Ilkley Sarah Barr-Young Sarah.Barr-Young@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 01943 600788
Regional Director, Yorkshire Rachel Roberts rachel.roberts@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 0113 224 0580
Managing Partner, London Chancery Lane Gavin Scott Gavin.Scott@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 020 7421 3300
Managing Partner, London Victoria Phoebe Turner Phoebe.Turner@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 0203 0967077
Managing Partner, Manchester Gareth Curtis Gareth.Curtis@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 0161 359 5534
Managing Partner, Nottingham Sushma Kotecha Sushma.Kotecha@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 0115 857 3327
Managing Partner, Reading Naheed Taj ntaj@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 0118 359 3225
Managing Partner, St Albans Claire McParland Claire.McParland@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 01727 841875
Managing Partner, Tunbridge Wells Kate Rayner kate.rayner@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 01892 521711
Managing Partner, Wetherby Neil Dring Neil.Dring@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 01937 543904
Managing Partner, Wilmslow Lesley Smythe Lesley.Smythe@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 01625 544900
Managing Partner, Winchester Paul Linsdell Paul.Linsdell@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 01962 850408
Managing Partner, Birmingham Rebecca Calden-Storr Rebecca.Calden-Storr@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 0121 581 2376
Managing Partner, Chelmsford Seb Burrows Sebastian.Burrows@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 01245 890108
Managing Partner, Cheltenham Louise Chipchase Louise.Chipchase@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 01242 303202
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Stowe Family law opens a new office in Preston, its fifth in the North West

Stowe Family law opens a new office in Preston, its fifth in the North West

Stowe Family Law opens its first office Wales

Stowe Family Law opens its first office Wales

Solicitor at Stowe Family Law shortlisted for the 2020 Women in Law awards

Solicitor at Stowe Family Law shortlisted for the 2020 Women in Law awards

Stowe Family Law opens office in Bournemouth

Stowe Family Law opens office in Bournemouth

Stowe Family Law opens an office in Guildford, its second in Surrey

Stowe Family Law opens an office in Guildford, its second in Surrey

Stowe Family Law launches free webinars for those dealing with divorce or separation

Stowe Family Law launches free webinars for those dealing with divorce or separation

Stowe Family Law opens an office in Chester

Stowe Family Law opens an office in Chester

Winchester based family law firm recruits a new senior family lawyer to the team

Winchester based family law firm recruits a new senior family lawyer to the team

Andrew Miller appointed new Regional Director at Stowe Family Law

Andrew Miller appointed new Regional Director at Stowe Family Law

Stowe Family Law opens an office in Sheffield, its eighth in Yorkshire

Stowe Family Law opens an office in Sheffield, its eighth in Yorkshire

Andrew Miller appointed Regional Director at Stowe Family Law

Regional Director at Stowe Family Law: Stowe Family Law (Stowe), the UK’s largest specialist family law firm, has appointed Andrew Miller as Regional Director for London and the South East. 

Naheed Taj, Managing Partner at the Reading office is nominated for a British Muslim Award

Congratulations to Naheed Taj from our Reading office who has been shortlisted for Professional in Business at The 8th British Muslim Awards 2020.

Stowe Family Law are proud to sponsor the Anne Frank & You exhibition in St Albans

Our St Albans office is one of the sponsors of the current Anne Frank + You Exhibition, held at St Albans cathedral until 20 February.

We have been shortlisted for a wellbeing award at the LexisNexis Legal Awards 2020

We have been shortlisted for a wellbeing award at the LexisNexis Legal Awards 2020

New solicitor joins Esher office

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Stowe Family Law in Reading recruits a new solicitor to the team

Solicitor Natasha Ord has joined the Reading office of Stowe Family Law, the UK's largest specialist family law firm.

Our growth in Yorkshire continues with a new office in Huddersfield

May 1, 2019

We are please to announce that the Huddersfield office is now open and can be found in the Creative Media Centre on Northumberland Street in the centre of the town, just 300m from the train station.


Senior Solicitor Joanna Newton joins the Stowe Family Law office in Bristol

April 3, 2019

Senior Solicitor Joanna Newton has joined the Bristol office of Stowe Family Law, the UK’s largest specialist family law firm.


Our Altrincham office expands its team with a new solicitor

March 28, 2019

Solicitor, Gabrielle Read-Thomas has joined our Altrincham office.


Beverley based family law firm recruits new Solicitor to the team

May 2, 2019

Solicitor Rachel Joyce has joined the Beverley office of Stowe Family Law, the UK’s largest specialist family law firm.


A new solicitor joins the Stowe Family Law team in Winchester

March 27, 2019

Solicitor Aaron Bailey has joined the Winchester office of Stowe Family Law, the UK’s largest specialist family law firm.


Our Birmingham office adds a Child Law specialist solicitor to the team

May 3, 2019

Solicitor Laura-Faye Trainor has joined the Birmingham office of Stowe Family Law, the UK’s largest specialist family law firm.


Stowe Family Law’s growth continues with a new office in York

April 8, 2019

Stowe Family Law has strengthened its Yorkshire roots by opening an office in York, its sixth in the county. This brings the firm’s national presence to 19 offices, reinforcing its position as the country’s largest specialist family law practice.


Stowe Family Law Recruitment Team nominated for a FIRM Award

December 20, 2018

The Recruitment Team at Stowe Family Law, the UK’s largest specialist family law firm, is celebrating making the finalist list for the Recruitment Team of the Year award at The FIRM Awards.


The Stowe office in Reading collaborates with The School of Law at the University of Reading

December 13, 2018

Stowe Family Law in Reading has joined up with The School of Law at the University of Reading to collaborate with their law students providing practical insight about working in family law.


Maria Coster from our Nottingham office recognised nationally for her knowledge and expertise

February 6, 2019

Nottingham based Maria Coster from Stowe Family Law has been recognised by Resolution, a leading national family law organisation, for her specialism in complex financial remedies and private children law.


National acclaim from Resolution for family lawyers at Stowe Family Law

January 29, 2019

Lawyers at Stowe have been recognised nationally by Resolution, the UK’s leading family law organisation.


Hope through divorce: Stowe launches workshop to help parents going through a divorce

January 14, 2019

Whatever your story, we all need support with the emotional fallout from a relationship breakdown. Divorce and separation are extremely stressful times for all those involved. Parenting through a separation and divorce can be challenging and stressful.


Stowe Family Law office in Birmingham recruits a new lawyer to support business growth

December 4, 2018

Experienced lawyer, Shelley De’Worringham has joined the Birmingham office of Stowe Family Law, the UK’s largest specialist family law firm.


Stowe Family Law’s Beverley office recruits a new solicitor to support business growth

February 6, 2019

Senior Solicitor Jane Hockless has joined the Beverley office of Stowe Family Law, the UK’s largest specialist family law firm.


Stowe Family Law London office recruits a new solicitor to support business growth

January 31, 2019

Senior Solicitor Alice Wightman has joined the London Chancery Lane office of Stowe Family Law, the UK’s largest specialist family law firm.


Stowe Family Law shortlisted for Team of the year – family at the Manchester Legal Awards

January 11, 2019

Lawyers from the Manchester region offices of Stowe Family Law, the UK’s largest specialist family law firm, are celebrating being shortlisted for Team of the year – family at the Manchester Legal Awards.


Women in Law UK launches in Leeds

November 15, 2018

It was a fantastic launch for Women in Law UK in Leeds last night with Rachel Roberts, Managing Partner of the Stowe Family Law office in Leeds on the panel in her role as ambassador.


Harrogate based Stowe Family Law wins Law Firm of the Year at the Elite Business Awards

November 5, 2018

Stowe Family Law, the country’s largest specialist family law firm, has won Law Firm of the Year at the Elite Business Awards.


Stowe launches specialist domestic and international surrogacy law service

October 31, 2018

Stowe Family Law, the country’s largest specialist family law firm, has launched a specialist domestic and international surrogacy law service across a number of its 17 offices.


Stowe celebrates excellent results in The Legal 500 rankings

October 30, 2018

Stowe Family Law, the country’s largest specialist family law firm, is celebrating an excellent set of results in The Legal 500 rankings, a top independent leading guide to the best lawyers and law firms across the UK.


We are all set for our annual conference in Birmingham this weekend

October 4, 2018

This year, the Stowe Family Law conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre, Central Square, 5 – 7 October 2018.


Stowe Family Law wins two Yorkshire Legal Awards

October 12, 2018

We are delighted to announce that last night (11 October 2018), we won two awards at the Yorkshire Legal Awards: Family Law Firm of the Year and The Rising Star Award for Solicitor Charlotte Newman.


Our Manchester family law office recruits new solicitor to support business growth

September 17, 2018

Solicitor Rachel Darrell has joined the Stowe Family Law central Manchester office.

Rachel advises on all aspects of family law including divorce, matrimonial finances and cohabitation disputes as well as having experience in private children law.


Stowe Family Law in Winchester expands its team with a fertility and surrogacy law expert

September 12, 2018

Solicitor Bethan Cleal has joined the Stowe Family Law team in Winchester.

Bethan advises on all aspects of family law including divorce and is a specialist in domestic and international surrogacy arrangements.

Following her training in a niche fertility law firm, she has experience of fertility cases involving legal parentage and donor conception. Bethan has also advised on divorce and civil partnership dissolution and financial matters arising upon separation.


A new solicitor joins the Tunbridge Wells office

September 4, 2018

Solicitor Rebecca Coates has joined the Stowe Family Law office in Tunbridge Wells due to continued business growth.

Rebecca advises on all aspects of family law and is a specialist in divorce and financial arrangements. She regularly represents parents in child arrangements cases and has substantial experience working with victims of domestic abuse and securing protective injunctions and exclusion orders. Rebecca has also worked with unmarried couples drawing up prenups and cohabitation agreements.


Two new appointments at the Stowe Family Law Manchester office

August 2, 2018

There have been two new appointments at the Manchester office of Stowe Family Law, the UK’s largest specialist family law firm, with Michelle Ashworth joining as Senior Solicitor and Gareth Curtis being promoted to Managing Partner.


Stowe Family Law is shortlisted for three Yorkshire Legal Awards

August 1, 2018

Stowe Family Law is celebrating being shortlisted for three Yorkshire Legal Awards: Family Law Award, Law Firm of the Year: Medium and the Rising Star of the Year award for Charlotte Newman in our Leeds office.


Stowe Family Law makes new promotion to its London family law team

July 31, 2018

Stowe Family Law, the UK’s largest specialist family law firm, has promoted Mira Gohil to Partner at the firm’s London Chancery Lane office.

Previously at the St Albans office, Mira practices a broad range of private family matters. She is an expert at contested divorce, cohabitation disputes, private children matters and financial remedy proceedings, frequently working on complex and high net worth cases.


New solicitor brings a wealth of experience to the Stowe Family Law London Victoria office

July 27, 2018

We are delighted to announce that Solicitor Jonathan Day has joined the London Victoria office of Stowe Family Law.

Jonathan advises on all areas of family law including divorce, civil partnerships, matrimonial finance, cohabitation issues and private law children cases. He has worked on a number of high-profile divorce cases involving public figures and media interest.


Stowe Family Law speaks out on no-fault divorce

July 26, 2018

Yesterday the Supreme Court announced its eagerly awaited judgment in the Owens v Owens case which unanimously dismissed Mrs Owens appeal and said she must remain married to her estranged husband, for the time being.


The St Albans Stowe Family Law team expands due to continued business growth

July 24, 2018

We are delighted to announce that Senior Solicitor Bindu Bansal has joined the St Albans office of Stowe Family Law.

Bindu specialises in private matrimonial matters and has assisted clients with a range of issues including divorce/separation, cohabitation disputes, domestic violence, children and division of financial resources. She also advises on pre/postnuptial and cohabitation agreements.


Stowe Family Law’s growth continues with a new office in Reading

July 17, 2018

We are pleased to announce that the Stowe Family Law office in Reading is now officially open.

The new office is located at One Valpy, contemporary offices in Reading’s central business district, that overlook the stunning Forbury Gardens.


The Esher team expands due to continued business growth

July 16, 2018

We are delighted to announce that Senior Solicitor Sarah Hodges has joined the Esher office of Stowe Family Law.

Sarah advises on all aspects of family disputes including divorce, dissolution of civil partnership, financial and children issues. She also has significant experience in advising on prenuptial agreements and separation agreements including unmarried couples.


The Stowe Family Law office in Harrogate raises over £1000 for Saint Michael’s Hospice

July 10, 2018

The Stowe Family Law office in Harrogate has raised over £1000 for local charity Saint Michael’s Hospice in its Make a Will Month campaign.

Running throughout April, the campaign saw nine local law firms offer people the chance to have their will made or reviewed for a donation to the hospice instead of paying the usual professional fee.


The Stowe Family Law team in Leeds raise £250 for The Sick Children’s Trust

July 6, 2018

The Stowe Family Law office in Leeds combined a celebration of its new office and a charity fundraiser for The Sick Children’s Trust last night.

Held at Thewlis Cocktail Lounge in Leeds, over 50 guests joined the team on a warm summer’s evening for some cocktails and catching-up.


We’ve expanded our Altrincham team due to business growth

June 21, 2018

We are thrilled to announce that Senior Solicitor Camilla Burton – Baddeley has joined the Altrincham office of Stowe Family Law.

Camilla has worked solely in family law since she graduated in 2008 from the College of Law in Chester. She advises upon all aspects of family law including divorce, civil partnerships, matrimonial finance, cohabitation issues and private law children cases.


A new home for the Wilmslow office

June 4, 2018

We are pleased to announce that the Stowe Family Law Wilmslow office has moved today (4 June 2018) to support the growth of the business and a new solicitor, Olivia Barry who joins the team today.

The new office in Ladyfield House is located just 50m from Wilmslow rail station and has the benefit of five client car parking spaces.


Emma Newman is nominated for Lawyer of the Year

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Congratulations to Emma Newman at the Stowe Family Law Esher office for her nomination for Lawyer of the Year at the SLS Legal Awards.

The inaugural SLS Legal Awards will showcase the very best of Surrey’s legal talent, celebrating the success of local lawyers and their firms in a variety of areas.


Sarah Snow on the financial benefits of marriage on BBC 5 Live

May 18, 2018

Stowe Family Law Managing Partner Sarah Snow had an early start this morning when she joined the Wake Up to Money show with Guy Kilty and Mickey Clarke.

Sarah started the conversation by stating that being married does leave you better off financially with tax breaks on income, capital gains and inheritance tax. Married couples should also be in line for each other’s pensions and right to a partner’s estate when they die.


Sarah Snow joins Talk Radio to discuss civil partnerships

May 15, 2018

Sarah Snow, Managing Partner of the Manchester Stowe Family Law office joined the Eamonn Holmes Drivetime show yesterday (Monday 14 May) on Talk Radio to discuss the future of civil partnerships.

Host Eamonn, joined by co-presenter Saira Khan started the piece with the topic – is a civil partnership the easy way out? You either commit or don’t commit.


Partnering with the Junior Lawyers Division

May 14, 2018

In March, Rachel Fisher, Solicitor at our Bristol Stowe Family Law office, as part of her role as chair organised a Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) NQ regional skills forum, aimed at trainees and junior solicitors looking to develop their careers. The event was a great success with topics from negligence risks faced by law firms, financial planning for lawyers and the benefits of getting involved with your local law society.


Magnificent Seven promotions at Stowe Family Law

April 30, 2018

A “magnificent seven” solicitors working across Stowe Family Law’s network of 15 offices have been promoted at the end of another successful financial year, which has seen the opening of a further four offices across the country and continued growth.


Stowe Family Law Expands Winchester Team

April 9, 2018

Senior Solicitor Paul Linsdell is the latest addition to the Stowe Family Law team in Winchester.

Paul joins the team after gaining valuable experience at other law firms in Winchester, across Hampshire and in Surrey during his 12 year career, during which he has specialised exclusively in family law. He offers clients particular expertise in divorce, complex and international financial issues and contentious disputes concerning children. He also routinely advises on prenuptial agreements and the legal issues surrounding cohabitation.


Stowe Family Law expands London team

March 12, 2018

Solicitor Roz Lidder has joined the London office of Stowe Family Law, the UK’s largest specialist family law firm.

Roz has specialised in family law throughout her career and joins after working at another major London firm. Roz advises on all aspects of divorce, including those that involve complex financial transactions. She also has extensive experience in the drafting of pre- and postnuptial agreements, disputes concerning children, cohabitation issues and domestic violence cases.


Stopping domestic violence is an ‘impossible task’

March 9, 2018

Despite government plans to get tough, stopping domestic violence is “an impossible task” a London-based family lawyer has claimed.


CEO Charles Hartwell featured in Harrogate Advertiser

February 15, 2018

Chief Executive Charles Hartwell is the subject of an in-depth profile in today’s edition of local newspaper the Harrogate Advertiser. The latest instalment in a regular series called In the Company of, Charles’ profile fills an entire page, beneath a portrait taken with team members around the reception desk in the Harrogate office.


Office number 14 opens its doors in Bristol

February 12, 2018

Stowe Family Law is please to announce the opening of its lovely new office in Queen Square, Bristol.

After Beverley, Esher and Manchester, Bristol marks the firm’s fourth new office in less than 12 months, an unprecedented rate of growth enabled by the investment of private equity firm Livingbridge a year ago.