Family law is all we do, so whatever your situation is, it will be familiar to us. Our UK-wide team combines expertise with exceptional care and empathy, delivered locally to you

We have been described as “a force to be reckoned with” by the Chambers UK guide, which also touted our “strong team”, “in suppressible style” and “fantastic practice”.

We understand how difficult any problem arising within a family can be, especially when they take on a legal dimension. We know this, we understand and we care. We provide client care that is second to none; you can read more from our satisfied clients on our reviews page.

Specialists in all areas of Family Law

We only practice family law, which ensures we attract the best family lawyers who excel in something they are passionate about.  The breadth of knowledge across the firm means, no matter what your personal situation, you can be assured that we have handled cases similar to yours.

Within our 60-plus strong team of family lawyers, we have forensic accountants, a dedicated children’s department and an international family law department.  All our solicitors specialise within distinct areas. We will be pleased to advise on which of our solicitors are best matched to the specific needs and requirements of your case. Meet our team.

The management team is led by Chief Executive Officer Charles Hartwell, and includes Senior Partner Julian Hawkhead. As a team, we are focused on delivering on our Client Value Proposition to ensure the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Over 35 Years’ Experience in Family Law & Divorce Law

The firm was founded by Marilyn Stowe in 1982, in a converted cobbler’s shop in Halton, East Leeds. In the years since, the firm has extended its presence throughout the UK. We now have numerous branches nationwide including our head office in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

In February 2017 Marilyn Stowe sold the firm and retired. As part of the management buy out, private equity firm Livingbridge have invested in the next phase of Stowe Family Law’s expansion. We are now focused on opening more offices across the UK, bringing our outstanding legal advice to locations convenient to our clients.


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