Firm Profile > Stowe Family Law LLP > Harrogate, England

Stowe Family Law LLP
OLD COURT HOUSE
RAGLAN STREET
HARROGATE
HG1 1LT
England

Family: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire Tier 2

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.

Testimonials

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‘.

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:

A year at Stowe Family Law

Stowe Family Law in St Albans recruits a new solicitor to the team

Stowe guests: The Bristol break-up club

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
Managing Partner, Leeds 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
Photo Name Position Profile
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 Phoebe Turner photo Phoebe Turner
Morna Bunce : Head of Practice Management
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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’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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


Graham Coy talks about no-fault divorce on Sky News

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.


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.


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.

New solicitor joins Esher office

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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

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.

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.