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

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

Family: Essex Tier 3

Stowe Family Law LLP's Chelmsford family law practice was founded by managing partner Sebastian Burrows in 2019, who  joined from Pinney Talfourd LLP. Under his leadership, the practice has attracted an increased flow of work from Chelmsford-based professionals, including surgeons, solicitors, financial traders and accountants. It undertakes a wide variety of mandates; on the financial remedy side, these often involve pensions, trusts, properties and businesses. Children work is another key feature of the practice, such as cases involving international abduction, grandparents' rights and adoption. Elsewhere, the firm is prominent in complex Trusts of Land cases. In addition to Burrows, who serves as chair of Resolution in Essex, senior solicitor Lucy Birch is another key individual in Chelmsford.

Practice head(s):

Sebastian Burrows

Other key lawyers:

Lucy Birch

Testimonials

‘Adept client management and sensible robust advice. Realistic and open about prospects of success. ’

‘Sebastian Burrows always brings a clarity to the issues when he seeks instruction. He has the ability to reduce complex issues so that they can be comprehended by his clients and by the accountant instructed. Seb never seems harassed and I imagine that calmness is comforting to his clients. I have also worked with another member of the team, Lucy Birch, at her previous firm, and she was very competent. ’

‘I have worked with Seb Burrows and his interaction with us has been timely and useful. His understanding of his client’s position enables me to provide accurate technical advice to help move matters forward.’

‘Stowe Family Law in Chelmsford is in the ascendant. Seb Burrows has guided the ship masterfully through the choppy waters of lockdown, maintaining engagement with clients using modern technology. Stowe Chelmsford benefits from Seb’s management and his years of experience, together with the assistance ably provided by Lucy Birch. Stowe Chelmsford offers a first-class service, be it in matrimonial finance – including complex cases, private children disputes (with international or other complicating factors such as alleged domestic or substance abuse), and disputes involved cohabiting couples.’

‘Seb Burrows has built up a strong reputation in matrimonial finance matters, particularly when it comes to litigating City bonuses, dividing pensions and achieving top class results in dividing property portfolios. His natural affable charm is the icing on the cake of his considerable legal and practical knowledge. He is very able – being a gifted litigator and strategist. Seb’s confident and reassuring bedside manner is matched with his legal skills in moving cases forward in court, where correspondence has not delivered the necessary results.’

‘Sebastian Burrows is an extremely able and immensely likeable practitioner. He has the intelligence to understand even the knottiest points, the experience to identify what matters (and, often more importantly, what does not) and skill to present his client’s case – whether on paper on in negotiations – in the most persuasive light possible. He is a reassuringly unflappable presence in even the most fraught dispute.’

‘Sebastian is a charismatic and intelligent lawyer. Eloquent and a strategist.’

‘This is a strong team, with knowledgeable and helpful solicitors able to assist clients and barristers alike.’

Family: Hampshire Tier 3

With offices across the South coast, Stowe Family Law LLP is a strong choice for Hampshire-based high-net-worth individuals seeking representation in matrimonial proceedings, complex children cases, and asset structurings - often with an international aspect. The firm's financial offering  is bolstered by the presence of a dedicated in-house forensic accountancy team.  Aaron Bailey handles cases involving financial structures and assets both at home and abroad, while Cath Porter – who works between the firm's Bournemouth and Winchester offices  – is a well-respected figure in the local market for child law matters.  The firm hired Vicki Rawlins from Irwin Mitchell  as a partner and local practice head in summer 2021.

Practice head(s):

Vicki Rawlins

Other key lawyers:

Aaron Bailey; Cath Porter

Testimonials

‘Stowe has a strong reputation in the field of family law. They provide an all round good service, sound and realistic advice, good management of client expectations, well prepared in case management documents, work effectively as a team with counsel.’

‘A very friendly and flexible practice, helpful at all times, easy to contact. This is my first time using solicitors, but they made me feel at ease at each stage.’

‘Cath Porter is brilliant; down to earth, helpful and she explained in easy terms the legal side of things to enable me to make decisions regarding the direction of the divorce process.’

‘ Aaron Bailey  is up and coming. A definite partner in the making.’

‘The team  are very supportive and knowledgeable. Above all I value the collaborative approach taken at all times, along with their ongoing flexibility and approachability to meet my requirements.’

‘Vicki Rawlins offers strong and pragmatic advice to her clients. Her years practising locally gives her a real insight as to how the courts deal with matters on the Western circuit. ’

Family: Kent, Surrey, Sussex Tier 3

The Stowe Family Law LLP team across Esher, Guildford, Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks is led by Emma Newman and Kate Rayner. The team advises on a broad range of family issues, including divorce, financial remedies, child cases and arrangements domestic abuse. With 35 offices nationally, the wider firm has a large geographical footprint and also handles work from  international clients. The firm can also offer in-house forensic accountancy services

Practice head(s):

Emma Newman; Kate Rayner

Other key lawyers:

Sarah Hodges; Niamh McCarthy; Rebecca Coates

Testimonials

‘Stowe are a well organised and professional firm who have assigned appropriate and experienced individuals to my case. They have guided me well, managed expectations and on the admin side have been open, transparent and upfront on what to expect around billing arrangements etc.’

‘I have been recommended Stowe Law by peers for Family Law and have been thoroughly impressed by the service I was provided throughout the divorce process. Everything was clearly explained at every step and I was guided through some tough decisions with a good understanding of options as well as implications. All was done with a great degree of responsiveness – Stowe were there whenever I needed them. I would thoroughly recommend them without hesitation.’

‘Dedication to their client’s cases and a professionalism that is not often found in other places. This business is all about people and Stowe can pride themselves on having some very excellent staff who go the extra mile and ensure the best outcomes for their clients.’

‘Lovely bunch of people, able to offer clients excellent service and real support. Lay clients really appreciate the personal touch. Very team orientated and keen to involve counsel early on, collaboratively. Take sensible approaches to cases and offer realistic advice.’

‘SFL’s ethos is what makes it unique, focusing on care and empathy as well as legal expertise. Their structure allows work to be delegated appropriately and lawyers to focus on what they do best.’

‘Huge fan of Emma Newman, who combines a sunny personality with a sharp legal mind. Much beloved by lay clients who really feel they can rely on her.’

‘Emma Newman remains an outstanding family lawyer, her empathy and ability to put clients at ease really make her stand out. She has also significantly developed as a successful leader, growing her own office rapidly over the past six months and taking on greater responsibility in the firm as a whole.’

‘Emma Newman is very personable and warm, backed up with strong competency in family law. Sound judgement based on many years of experience, gives good solid advice. Very reliable.’

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

Stowe Family Law LLP recently recruited Amanda Phillips-Wylds to join its Reading team; she is described as 'a force to be reckoned with - a first-class lawyer'.

Practice head(s):

Amanda Phillips-Wylds

Testimonials

‘Amanda Phillips-Wylds is a force to be reckoned with: a first-class lawyer.’

‘Amanda Phillips-Wylds is very driven, with a particularly nice manner and ethos.’

‘Amanda Phillips-Wylds is exceptional. She fights hard for client and manages their expectations at all stages of the proceedings.’

Family: Birmingham Tier 2

With Rebecca Calden-Storr at the helm at Stowe Family Law LLP, the team provides a  'Rolls-Royce service', advising clients on divorce, financial settlements, complex Children Act matters as well as Schedule 1 cases. Other strengths lie in advising on domestic abuse cases and issues that arise for cohabiting and same sex couples. Senior lawyer Shelley De’Worringham specialises in financial remedies and private law children matters. Senior solicitor Hollie Orgee joined the team from Irwin Mitchell and focuses on complex Children Act cases, often with an element of physical/emotional abuse,

Practice head(s):

Rebecca Calden-Storr

Other key lawyers:

Shelley De’Worringham; Hollie Orgee

Testimonials

‘Stowe Family Law is a leading national firm in family law. The lawyers are well respected specialists. It is a formidable firm to face on the other side. Clients are given sound advice and their cases are managed efficiently by experienced lawyers’.

‘Rebecca Calden-Storr is highly respected. She fights passionately for her clients and is excellent at building their trust. She is a very sound lawyer; with a good knowledge of the up to date developments in the law. Her instructions are succinct. Hollie Orgee works very hard for clients; looking for every angle by which to gain the upper hand. She is always well-prepared’.

‘Shelley De’Worringham is currently my solicitor and she, whilst doing her job, offers continued support and professionalism with a sympathetic approach. Shelley has that approachable and understanding side. She continually offers 110% effort and support, and always has the time to listen whilst offering unbiased opinions’.

‘First-rate firm. Easy to work with, excellent instructions and bundles and very well prepared. The lawyers also really know their stuff and have some exceptional lawyers working there. Shelley De’Worringham is exceptional. She specialises in a range of financial cases and private children act matters, gets to grips with complex issues very quickly and has first-class client care skills. She definitely has a bright career ahead of her‘.

‘Client focused, down to earth firm that is knowledgeable and supportive for clients. Rebecca Calden-Storr: she cares for her clients and adds a personal touch to each of her cases. when you are instructed by Rebecca she brings you into the case to work closely ensuring that you have a united approach’.

‘Two very competent lawyers who are part of well resourced team. Shelley De’Warringham a great personality who brings this to all aspects of her work. She blends pragmatism and enthusiasm in all her dealings. Fantastic client handling skills. Rebecca Calden-Storr is a bright and clever solicitor whose case preparation has impressed over and over again’.

‘An excellent family law firm, proactive and able to deal with all family related matters in a clear and compassionate way. Rebecca Calden-Storr is approachable, but also takes a no-nonsense approach, guiding clients to the best outcome’.

The team is amazing, extremely hardworking and dedicated professionals. The lawyers go the extra mile for the client.  Rebecca Calden-Storr sought to achieve success for me with enthusiasm and I was strongly impressed by both her professional knowledge and dedication. She was always approachable, replied to questions and emails always as quickly as possible. She definitely always went the extra mile for me and even returned prematurely from her holiday to be able to be personally present at my final hearing – she wanted to be there physically to support me. I would not have won the case without Rebecca’s excellent advice to me and her meticulous work, superb expertise and most of all her dedication and compassion for my situation’.

Family: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire Tier 2

At Stowe Family Law LLP, the key names in the region are Yorkshire regional director Rachel Roberts, senior partner Julian Hawkhead and Ilkley and Leeds managing partner Sarah Barr-Young. The practice has a number of niche specialisms such as adoption, surrogacy, TOLATA, same-sex relationships and Sharia law. In addition, in order to complement such work, the firm operates an in-house forensic accountancy team that effectively 'unravel' complex financial situations. Moreover, clients can benefit from its expertise in high-net-worth financial cases pertaining to prenuptials and complex 'intervenor' matters. Christopher Birch is the lead partner for Harrogate, Beverley, York and Malton

Practice head(s):

Rachel Roberts; Julian Hawkhead; Sarah Barr-Young

Other key lawyers:

Christopher Birch

Testimonials

‘Julian Hawkhead hs a delightful manner which often lulls opponents into a false sense of security. He deals with the firm’s biggest and most complicated cases with efficiency. His judgement is exceptional and he has the confidence to know where and when to pick his fights. ’

‘As the largest family law firm in the country they provide an excellent level of client service and have a depth of knowledge to draw upon including the provision of in-house forensic accountancy services which is often invaluable.’

‘Sarah Barr-Young – excellent client care skills and a depth of knowledge.’

‘Stowe Family Law are a leading law firm that have grown from a regional firm to a large national firm off the back of their brilliant reputation’

‘A strong team, with partners, associates and assistants working together to provide the best possible service to clients. ’

‘Stowe have become a national firm relatively quickly, but their excellence has not been diluted by this expansion, which is impressive. You still get the attention and service you would from a boutique firm. ’

Rachel Roberts – has a wealth of experience in matrimonial law, and will go the extra mile for her clients.

Family Tier 3

Stowe Family Law LLP's varied practice covers disputes involving both children and finances, including matters with complicating aspects such as international assets and child abductions. Key figures in the practice include Helen Miller in Altrincham and Gareth Curtis in Manchester, both of whom handle complex financial disputes. Kaleel Anwar was promoted to partner in November 2020 and has a broad practice, with particular specialisms in advising on marriages governed by Islamic law. The firm is expanding its client base across the North West, opening offices in Chester, Liverpool and Preston in 2020. Matthew Taylor joined from Weightmans LLP in October 2020 to head up the Liverpool office.

Practice head(s):

Helen Miller; Gareth Curtis; Lesley Smythe; Matthew Taylor

Other key lawyers:

Camilla Burton-Baddeley; Jason Stanley; Kaleel Anwar; Matthew Taylor

Testimonials

‘I have worked for some years with Gareth Curtis in an extremely complex international family law case. He has been objective, professional, resourceful, realistic, reassuringly supportive and clear, both in his explanations and methodology. I’m grateful to have found him and to have him act for me. On this legal journey, with various twists and turns, I’ve been reassured by his quiet kindness and empathic understanding and relieved in the way he has structured the my case. I would not hesitate to recommend him.’

‘This practice are extremely professional, caring and sympathetic. The billing process is completely transparent and there are no nasty surprises.’

‘Gareth Curtis was the lawyer who worked on my case. He was extremely responsive to emails and phone calls. He was professional at all times and is a very calm and caring individual who put me at ease from day one. His knowledge of the law is outstanding. If he says he will do something, he will. He is an asset to the firm.’

‘Gareth Curtis is exceptional. Thorough knowledge of law and procedure Excellent client care skills meticulous preparation ’

‘A dedicated and skilled team of family lawyers across a number of different branch offices. Committed to resolving issues through court where this is necessary yet open to referring clients to dispute resolution where the case requires it and it will benefit clients. Helen Miller leads a strong team in the Altrincham office.’

Family Tier 3

National specialist firm Stowe Family Law LLP offers top-quality expertise on a full range of matrimonial and children's law matters. It primarily represents high net worth individuals, many of whom have international assets, and professionals. It also offers unique services, such as a forensic accountancy team to be used during divorce proceedings. The 'extremely dynamic' Jemma Slavin leads the team from Bristol; she is well-regarded for her client care and 'very approachable manner'.

Practice head(s):

Jemma Slavin

Other key lawyers:

Joanna Newton; Rachel Fisher

Testimonials

‘Rachel Fisher has a sensible solution to issues which arise. Calm and unflappable, she is effective at pouring proportionate water on the flames of indignant litigation. She is conscientious and will empathise with a vulnerable client. ’

‘The team offer a wide range of services to clients and are keen to look at the bigger picture. They invest a great deal of time into offering more than just legal services which is demonstrated by their commitment to the local areas their offices are located in. ’

‘Jemma Slavin stands out as she is incredibly knowledgeable and experienced, with a very approachable manner. ’

‘Very professional and caring firm, really take the time to empathise with clients. Innovations such as the use of a divorce coach and counsellor have been received very positively.’

‘Jemma Slavin is extremely dynamic and has really pushed on the development of the Stowe brand in the Wales and South West area in the last few years. Her client care is very good, and she strikes a perfect balance between empathy and measured, tactical advice to suit the client’s dispute.’

‘A firm which prides itself on a comprehensive service – exploring every avenue and taking every step to achieve the best for its clients. Good use of divorce coaches to support clients through the process in a more cost-effective way.’

‘This firm have a fabulous reputation all across the South West and indeed nationally. It also has a strong team in other areas so can cross refer and stay within the firm ie employment and conveyancing ’

‘The team at Stowe in Bristol are excellent – very responsive, very knowledgeable and very reassuring to their clients. They work holistically with other professionals to provide clients with a full level of support.’

Family Tier 5

Stowe Family Law LLP has a wealth of experience in advising individuals with complex assets and businesses, family trusts and properties that are held both in the UK and overseas. It advises on a broad range of issues including divorce, nuptial agreements and international child abduction matters. It is also skilled at helping same sex and co-habiting couples. The team has two specialist mediators.  Phoebe Turner heads a team where 'its commitment to achieving the best outcomes for  clients is evident in its approach from the start to the finish of the case'.

Practice head(s):

Phoebe Turner

Other key lawyers:

Gavin Scott; Sarah Jane Lenihan; Phoebe Hill; Alice Wightman

Testimonials

‘Stowe Family Law- I am impressed with the talent it consistently boasts throughout, which is rare for a firm of its size.  It is strong in all departments, and I believe it will continue to go from strength to strength. We are often instructed by Stowe Family Law on cases involving cross border and/or international elements. The firm’s ability to assist clients with such cases is second to none. It has a strong abduction, leave to remove and international finance team. The lawyers are fully equipped to deal with the most complex of cases involving jurisdiction issues. I have worked closely with Sarah Jane Lenihan on two particular cases, and she managed to achieve great results for both of her clients’.

‘A very experienced and dedicated family law firm that specialising in high-value cases. Phoebe Turner is the standout practitioner in this firm. Calm and composed, and incredibly realistic in her advice’.

Broad spectrum of very good lawyers in a forward-looking, modern law firm of national reputation. Phoebe Turner (Partner) and Phoebe Hill (Solicitor) are stand-out names in the London office. They are both very on the ball, fight hard for their clients and give good advice‘.

‘Consistent and high quality service offered to clients across all of its offices. Sarah Jane Lenihan – fantastic! Down to earth and extremely approachable. Clients love her!’.

A strong all round set up with good lawyers from top to bottom. Gavin Scott is a reassuring and calming presence who is brilliant at supporting clients’.

‘Stowe has a very strong reputation all over the country. My main experience is with London offices and I have always been very impressed with both the level of work and service given to clients. Sarah-Jane Lenihan has always been very efficient and reassuring. She is very calm and has a strong relationship with both clients and Chambers. Phoebe Hill’s profile has grown recently and she also has a strong reputation with Chambers. Gavin Scott has taken on Sarah-Jane’s case load whilst on maternity and again, the transition has been seamless‘.

SFL is a specialist family law firm with huge coverage nationally and has a wealth of experience in all offices. The firm is modern and innovative and despite its size provides exceptional personal service. Sarah-Jane Lenihan is  very impressive. She is down to earth, efficient, accessible and a pleasure to work with. She really cares about her clients and achieving the best possible outcome for them, but is not afraid to give practical and commercial advice‘.

Located all over the country. This is an exceptional team of family lawyers who are approachable, thorough and always there for the client. There is a long list of excellent lawyers at this firm. The standouts include Alice Wightman and Sarah Jane Lenihan. They are brilliant. Efficient, always there for the client and thoroughly prepared. Some of the best that I have worked with. Leaders in the field‘.

 

Stowe Family Law is the only national law firm dedicated to family matters with the UK’s largest team of specialist family lawyers.

At Stowe, we work hard to make family law easier to understand and know that each case is unique – each one needing tailored support and handled with care.

In choosing Stowe, clients are guided through the process with empathy and care and the reassurance that they have the right team of people by their side.

We pick up the conversations that people cannot face and give all the details they need to make any difficult decisions along the way.

Helping people to move forward in life from a position of renewed strength.

Stowe has nearly 40 offices across the UK, and we practice all areas of family law, including

  • Divorce
  • Children / Residence Orders
  • Finances and assets
  • International
  • Mediation and collaborative law
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Cohabitation
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Grandparents rights
  • Adoption
  • Surrogacy
  • Forensic accountancy
Department Name Email Telephone
Senior Partner Julian Hawkhead julian.hawkhead@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 0113 224 0580
Managing Partner, Altrincham & Liverpool Helen Miller Helen.Miller@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 0161 926 1410
Managing Partner, Harrogate, Beverley, Malton & York Christopher Birch Christopher.Birch@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 01482 755385
Regional Director, Midlands, South West & Wales Jemma Slavin Jemma.Slavin@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 0117 203 3458
Managing Partner, Esher & Guildford Emma Newman Emma.Newman@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 01372 571126
Regional Director, London & South East Andrew Miller andrew.miller@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 0330 404 8424
Managing Partner, Ilkley & Leeds 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 & Richmond Phoebe Turner Phoebe.Turner@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 0203 0967077
Managing Partner, Manchester & Stockport Gareth Curtis Gareth.Curtis@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 0161 359 5534
Managing Partner, St Albans, Reading, Berkhamsted & Rickmansworth Claire McParland Claire.McParland@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 01727 841875
Managing Partner, Tunbridge Wells Kate Rayner kate.rayner@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 01892 521711
Managing Partner, Birmingham & Nottingham Rebecca Calden-Storr Rebecca.Calden-Storr@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 0121 581 2376
Managing Partner, Chelmsford & Bishop's Stortford Seb Burrows Sebastian.Burrows@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 01245 890108
Managing Partner, South West & Wales Louise Chipchase Louise.Chipchase@stowefamilylaw.co.uk 01242 303202
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Ms Claire McParland  photo Ms Claire McParland Managing Partner, St Albans
Morna Bunce : Chief People Officer
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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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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

May 29, 2018,/strong>

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.