David Allison > Family Law in Partnership Ltd > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Family Law in Partnership Ltd
Melbourne House, 44-46 Aldwych
Greater London

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Director, Family Law in Partnership


David is a director at Family Law in Partnership and has specialised in family law for over 25 years. David’s clients include business owners, entrepreneurs, bankers, other lawyers and their partners. The focus of David’s practice is financial claims on divorce, particularly those with an international dimension, and the legal issues affecting cohabitants, same sex couples and civil partners. David settles the vast majority of his cases outside the court process but where cases have to go to court he is a determined and effective litigator. His goal is to achieve the best outcome for his client and to do so in a way that produces an efficient, fair and positive result. David is a trained mediator and has FMA senior mediator status. He is an experienced collaborative lawyer and is a Resolution collaborative specialist. David lectures, writes and broadcasts extensively on a wide range of family law matters including on issues affecting cohabitants and same sex couples.


Joined Family Law in Partnership 1998, partner 2001.


Member and former national chair Resolution; International Academy of Family Lawyers (chair of LGBT committee); former vice-chair of the Family Law Committee of the American Bar Association, International Section; UK & Ireland LGBT Family Law Institute.

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London > Private client > Family: mediation

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David Allison

Family Law in Partnership Ltd

London > Private client > Family

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David Allison

Family Law in Partnership Ltd

Family Law in Partnership Ltd fields a highly experienced team of lawyers, family arbitrators (finance and children), mediators and family consultants who are skilled at advising on all aspects of family law. The team is well-regarded for its work on diverse issues including complex and high-value financial claims on divorce where there are complicated tax and trust implications through to private law children matters. It is also recommended for its work for cohabitants as well as on same-sex issues. Gillian Bishop and David Allison are some of the names to note in the team that is also adept at handling international issues as well as pre- and post-nuptial agreements and relationship agreements. The team garners considerable praise for ‘offering clients a genuine opportunity to reach a good deal at an early stage without becoming embroiled in hostile litigation‘.