Family lawyers and divorce solicitors in Leeds
Leeds is the birthplace of Stowe Family Law LLP. Since its inception, the firm has gone on to become the UK’s largest specialist family law practice with ten offices across the country. Over the years, our divorce solicitors and family lawyers have helped thousands across Leeds including Alwoodley, Calverley, Chapel Allerton, Guisley, Horsforth, Roundhay and Scarcroft with matters such as divorce and separation, high value divorce settlements, children’s, international and other family law issues.
To speak to one of our specialist family solicitors call 0113 224 0580 or use the contact form on this page.
Stowe Family Law in Leeds
Often in Leeds is the firm’s Senior Partner Julian Hawkhead. He is also one of the firm’s founding partners and a Resolution accredited expert on complex financial and property matters (often with a corporate or trust element) as well as international family law.
The Leeds office is led by Managing Partner Rachel Roberts, who specialises in the financial aspects of a marriage breakdown, and in particular those involving significant and complex assets such as businesses and pensions.
Working alongside Rachel are partners Angela Sussens and Sarah Barr-Young who have extensive experience of complex financial disputes, including financial settlements on divorce, trusts, companies, offshore assets and foreign jurisdictions.
Together they lead a strong team of experienced family lawyers.
Our mission for each office is to be the best in the area and to deliver one to one client care via a specialist family lawyer, supported with a depth of knowledge by our ever-growing national presence.
“I do not plan to get divorced ever again but if I do, I would call Stowe Family Law First. The solicitor assigned to my case was extremely knowledgeable and thorough. By the time we went to court my case was well prepared. I was guided through the process with great patience by experts who know what they are doing.”
You can read more reviews and comments from our clients on the reviews page and at the end of this page.
Our stylish office is located on Portland Street in the city centre. It is a stone’s throw from Leeds’ civic, commercial and retail centres, the courts and Leeds General Infirmary. The office is open from Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm and free legal advice sessions are available weekdays when booked in advance.
To book an appointment, or a no obligation clinic to discuss your legal options call 0113 224 0580 or drop into our office at Portland House, 5 Portland Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 3DR.
To reach us by car
We are conveniently located close to the Leeds City loop which offers routes to most major routes entering and existing Leeds. There is street parking outside but it tends to be very busy. The nearest multi storey is The Light car park.
From the train station (10 min walk)
On exiting the train station, cross Wellington Street then take the next left (Quebec Street), take then second right (King Street) and keep walking straight up the road (becomes East Parade). After crossing the main road (The Headrow) and passing the town hall on your left, take the second left on Portland Street. Our office is number 5, on the left side of the street.
The train station offers connections to cities across the country as well as local boroughs including Garforth, Headingley and Pudsey.
Stowe Family Law in the Leeds Community
Stowe Family Law has previously sponsored the Leeds Rhinos, raised money for local charities and members of our team have spoken at educational institutions. We are always interested to hear about projects and causes of benefit to the local community.
Appointing the best solicitor for your circumstances
The firm is committed to appointing the best solicitor from its pool of talented lawyers to match the specific circumstances of each client. Our services include:
- Children issues including International child abduction
- Cohabitants rights
- Collaborative law
- Divorce and dissolution of marriages and civil partnership
- Enforcement of divorce settlements
- Financial settlements
- Grandparents’ rights to see their grandchildren
- International divorce matters
- Advising regarding pension sharing on divorce
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
- Tracing hidden assets
- Valuation of companies and other assets
- Wills and probate
Stowe Family Law can offer you leading specialist advice and representation on all the above areas and more (which can be found in the family law services section of this site by clicking here).
Tracing Hidden Assets Through Forensic Accountancy
Stowe Family Law has an in-house team of forensic accountants led by the highly experienced Nick White on hand to provide invaluable services including:
- Tracking down hidden assets both in the UK and overseas.
- Value estimates for businesses involved in divorce settlements and how the likely impact on financial settlements.
- Financial settlement-related tax issues
- Financial disclosures and the accuracy of disclosures provided by the other party
Alternatives to court
Our solicitors can offer advice on alternative routes to court such as collaborative law, mediation and arbitration which can save on cost, time and can be less confrontational. These alternative non-court based dispute resolution methods can be applied to a range of matters, including divorce and separation, financial settlements on divorce, issues involving children and prenuptial agreements.
The Stowe Family Law Leeds office is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
To arrange an appointment with our Leeds solicitors please get in touch via the contact form on the right, call us on 0113 224 0580.
“I was passed on to Rachel Roberts who I cannot praise more. She was very sympathetic towards my case and at times when I felt like giving up, she was always at the end of the phone to reassure me. I would recommend her highly. Especially for female clients.”
(Former client of Rachel Roberts)
“I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done for myself and my children. You have gone beyond what I could ever have hoped for and you have changed our lives dramatically.”
(Former client of Angela Sussens)