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Stowe Family Law LLP > The Legal 500 Rankings
With a substantial network across Yorkshire, specialist firm Stowe Family Law LLP handles challenging matrimonial matters with complex assets including trusts and businesses, often with an international element. The group can also draw on a team of in-house forensic accountants. David Millburn leads the Harrogate practice, Rachel Roberts is head of the Leeds team, Sarah Barr-Young is leader of the Ilkley group, and Neil Dring heads up the Wetherby department. Senior partner Julian Hawkhead is noted for his financial remedy expertise, Angela Sussens has experience with pre-nuptial agreements, and newly promoted partner Debbie Heald also handles cohabitation and children issues.
‘Stowe Family Law has an excellent reputation across Yorkshire and is highly regarded by clients and peers alike‘.
‘Rachel Roberts is excellent. She is efficient, effective and pragmatic with her advice‘.
Family Tier 3
Stowe Family Law LLP is one of the UK's largest dedicated family law firms, and its north west team has recognised experience in dealing with cases involving businesses, trusts and international aspects. The team, which is spread across offices in Altrincham, Manchester and Wilmslow, also has experience of cases involving Islamic law, and offers a bespoke service to north west clients. Helen Miller, head of the Altrincham office, 'shows outstanding commitment to her clients'.
‘Although the firm has a national presence, the team retains a ‘local’ feel.’
‘An excellent team that delivers an excellent service to clients. As a team they work cohesively together to diver a first-rate service to clients. Cases are meticulously well prepared and the quality of care provided to clients is high. They are amongst the market leaders.’
‘Helen Miller shows outstanding commitment to her clients.’
‘Jenny Reddy is a one to watch – she is exceptionally hard working, fights her client’s case fearlessly and robustly and ensures that she delivers.
‘Camilla Burton-Baddeley is hardworking and passionate about her cases. She delivers a top-rate service to her clients.’
Family: Kent, Surrey, Sussex Tier 3
The Surrey and Kent offices of Stowe Family Law LLP law offer a comprehensive family law service to address divorce, same sex and cohabitation relationship breakdowns. The firm serves very high-net-worth clients with extensive UK and overseas assets with tax and pensions advice. Managing partner of the Esher office Emma Newman's expertise includes Children Act work and Kate Rayner, Holly Lamb and Sarah Hodges all offer broad financial remedy experience. Naheed Taj (managing partner, Reading) is also highly rated.
‘By reputation they are very good and are on the march – opened a London and Esher office.’
‘They have a very professional, impeccable and caring approach with excellent management of time scales.’
‘My experiences are of realistic advice, hard fighting and customer service above and beyond that which is usually offered.’
‘Kaye Raynor genuinely cares as well as being highly professional and highly experienced.’
Naheed Taj is a fighter for her client and has years of experience and a depth of knowledge about the law. Will really go to bat for the client and fight their corner, whilst having the authority to talk them out of unrealistic positions or unhelpful tactics.’
Stowe Family Law LLP has grown its family law practice with the recruitment of Naheed Taj in July 2018, formally head of the family practice at Shoosmiths LLP. Taj and Mark Chapman are experienced in all family law matters and private law issues concerning children. Taj also has expert knowledge of Sharia law, Talaq and dowry matters.
‘Stowe Family Law really care about their clients and work tirelessly to achieve the required outcome.’
‘Mark Chapman demonstrated an excellent ability to explain the legal process in a manner easily understood whilst confidently guiding me with his legal expertise.’
‘Mark Chapman is a top solicitor – he provided excellent advice, explained things in a clear, precise manner and always made himself available. ‘
‘Naheed Taj has been absolutely brilliant and I can’t rate her high enough. She has really given me excellent advice and has helped me plan my future more strategically than just short term.’
‘Naheed Taj is a warm, friendly and highly capable solicitor who goes the extra mile for clients.’
‘Naheed Taj is a fighter for her client and has years of experience and a depth of knowledge about the law.’
Family Tier 4
Sushma Kotecha and Maria Coster are new names to Stowe Family Law LLP, following the recent opening of the firm’s Nottingham office. The pair joined from Shoosmiths LLP and John Hooper & Co respectively. They cover all types of family law issues, including divorce, prenuptial agreements, financial settlements and investigations, cohabitation, grandparents’ rights and international child abduction. Specific experience is held in relation to matters involving individuals with high incomes, businesses and trusts.
‘Maria Coster is always easily accessible and gives a measured and insightful opinion. Her expertise cannot be praised enough and she is highly recommended‘.
‘Approachable and professional practice that has the client’s interest at heart‘.
‘Stowe Family Law are forward thinking and are not short of new, exciting ideas of how family law should be in the ever evolving market‘.
‘Sushma Kotecha leads the team with fresh, innovative ideas. She is very pragmatic in her approach to cases, always thinking outside the box. Maria Coster has a great head on young shoulders. Her advice and views on cases are much wiser than others of her experience‘.
‘Sushma Kotecha is a strong advocate, experienced, committed and a worthy opponent. She is committed to her clients and highly regarded as a solicitor and family mediator. Maria Coster is well liked and highly regarded locally‘.
‘The family team are thoroughly prepared and deal with complex financial remedy issues‘.
‘Sushma Kotecha is straight talking, pragmatic and knowledgeable‘.
Family Tier 4
Stowe Family Law LLP is a large specialist firm of family solicitors with 18 offices nationwide. In London the team has an arbitrator, mediators and collaborative lawyers. The team has strength in resolving complex financial disputes as well as international matters. It also has lawyers who specialise in dealing with disputes regarding the arrangements for children and the firm has developed a specialist practice in relation to surrogacy. Gavin Scott and Phoebe Turner head the team. Graham Coy is another known name for his work on various issues such as pre- and post-nuptial agreements as well as cohabitee disputes and financial claims under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.
‘Stowe Family Law LLP has some very good family solicitors. Being niche, the lawyers have a high level of expertise in their area‘.
‘Gavin Scott and his team collaborate to get maximum results’.
‘Graham Coy is a seasoned, experienced and very talented solicitor who will get you a fantastic result in every case‘.
‘Graham Coy is diligent and has good attention to detail‘.
‘Joanna Kay is a very astute litigator. She’s a tough negotiator but she can see the wood for the trees meaning she doesn’t run bad points. In turn, that means clients are getting real value for money and a highly focused service‘.
‘Joanna Kay is very bright and very able‘.
Stowe Family Law LLP > Firm Profile
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:
* Children / Residence Orders
* Finances & Assets
* Mediation & Collaborative Law
* Prenuptial Agreements
* Civil Partnerships
Press Releases Links:
|Senior Partner||Julian Hawkheademail@example.com||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 Milburnfirstname.lastname@example.org||01423 532600|
|Managing Partner, Ilkley||Sarah Barr-Young||Sarah.Barr-Young@stowefamilylaw.co.uk||01943 600788|
|Managing Partner, Leeds||Rachel Robertsemail@example.com||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 Tajfirstname.lastname@example.org||0118 359 3225|
|Managing Partner, St Albans||Claire McParland||Claire.McParland@stowefamilylaw.co.uk||01727 841875|
|Managing Partner, Tunbridge Wells||Kate Rayneremail@example.com||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|
Staff FiguresMorna Bunce : Head of Practice Management :
LanguagesEnglish (fluent) Italian Urdu Punjabi French
MembershipsResolution Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE)
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.
April 3, 2019
Senior Solicitor Joanna Newton has joined the Bristol office of Stowe Family Law, the UK’s largest specialist family law firm.
March 28, 2019
Solicitor, Gabrielle Read-Thomas has joined our Altrincham office.
May 2, 2019
Solicitor Rachel Joyce has joined the Beverley office of Stowe Family Law, the UK’s largest specialist family law firm.
March 27, 2019
Solicitor Aaron Bailey has joined the Winchester office of Stowe Family Law, the UK’s largest specialist family law firm.
May 3, 2019
Solicitor Laura-Faye Trainor has joined the Birmingham office of Stowe Family Law, the UK’s largest specialist family law firm.
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.
February 6, 2019
Senior Solicitor Jane Hockless has joined the Beverley office of Stowe Family Law, the UK’s largest specialist family law firm.
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.
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.
January 29, 2019
Lawyers at Stowe have been recognised nationally by Resolution, the UK’s leading family law organisation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 31, 2018
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.
July 27, 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
May 17, 2018
Stowe Family Law Partner Graham Coy made another appearance on Sky News this afternoon (Thursday 17 May) to join a debate about whether there should be no-fault divorces.
Graham spoke about how painful divorce is for both parties and that the system that is meant to protect people getting a divorce does not protect them at all. Having to blame each other is causing harm to upwards of 200,000 adults and their children every year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 9, 2018
Despite government plans to get tough, stopping domestic violence is “an impossible task” a London-based family lawyer has claimed.
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.
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.
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The 8th British Muslim Awards 2020.
July 24, 2018
We are pleased to announce that the new Stowe Family Law office in Leeds is now officially open.
The new office can be found in the Minerva building at 29, East Parade in the heart of the city centre and is a stone’s throw from the Leeds civic, commercial and retail centres, as well as the courts.