Stowe Family Law is the largest specialist family law firm in the UK, with offices in locations throughout the UK. We aspire to be the best Family Law Practice in every location we have an office. With a genuine focus on client care, we aim for all our previous clients to be our biggest advocates.
The short video below explains why we do what we do.
We specialise in family law, 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.
In the year that American actress Elizabeth Taylor finalised her 7th divorce (1982), Stowe Family Law opened its first office in a converted cobblers shop in Leeds.
In February 2017 founder Marilyn Stowe sold the firm and retired. As part of the management buy out, private equity firm Livingbridge invested in the next phase of Stowe Family Law’s expansion.
Today, we have grown into the UK’s leading family law practice with offices in over 30 locations in England including London, Manchester, Bristol, York, Birmingham and Leeds.
Our people are the backbone of what we do. We attract the best family lawyers and support teams who excel in something they are passionate about.
Within our 75-plus strong team of leading UK divorce lawyers, we have forensic accountants, a dedicated children’s department, an adoption team, surrogacy law specialists and an international family law department and we also have trained mediators.
To continue our journey as the UK’s leading family law practice, we must work together so that we grow to be the best for our people, the best in the market and the best for our clients.
Our strong foundations will support us.
Our guiding values and behaviours will help us get there.
We have spirit – we are friendly and caring, conscientious, resilient, ambitious and passionate. We deliver on our promises and celebrate our successes.
We achieve together – we collaborate with clients, colleagues and our stakeholders to share, support, influence, and deliver value to them.
We want growth – we strive to expand our capabilities, our client base and our firm. We are bold, commercial, promote innovation, are enabled by technology and embrace change.
I would be delighted to recommend Theo’s services. He guided me through my divorce process to a swift and amicable position, acting in a professional and respectful manner throughout.
Client: Mr M
Lawyer: Laura Webster
Thank you so much for all your support and kindness over the past two years. You have given me hope when I thought I had nowhere to turn and you have always given me the best advice and truth so thank you again.
Client: Mr V
Lawyer: Jason Stanley
I made an appointment with Stowe Family Law as I needed advice as I had recently separated from my husband. Initially I had a free telephone conversation with Jason Stanley one of the partners followed on by a free and informative consultation which lasted for over an hour. Jason was very professional and informative and immediately put me at ease. I gained a lot of information during this time. I have since appointed Jason as my solicitor where I have found him thorough and prompt when responding to queries and emails. I would definitely recommend Jason if you are seeking legal advice regarding divorce proceedings.
Client: Ms D
Lawyer: Paul Linsdell
I would like to thank Paul Linsdell and the team at Stowe Family Law for their care and compassion during my divorce proceedings on both child and financial matters. From my very first dealings with Paul I felt supported; his calm demeanour and pragmatic advice I had the upmost confidence in. I was guided through each step of the process and Paul really listened and understood my wants and needs. Whilst I hope to never have to go through such a personally difficult time again, I would recommend Stowe Family Law (Winchester) to anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation.
Client: Ms A
Lawyer: Jemma Slavin
Jemma is a very experienced, very intuitive and very empathic solicitor. She has worked tirelessly to ensure the very best outcome for me and my children since our first meeting. She is also acutely aware of the emotional impact of what she is dealing with and has shown great patience while being able to progress matters as quickly as possible. She is confident and focused and I completely trust her professional judgement and extensive knowledge of family law. She also understands the complex issues involved in domestic abuse and has listened extremely closely to my story and my wishes. She has ensured the law has fully protected my children and myself during these proceedings. She makes me feel she has a personal investment in my family’s best interests all while maintaining an incredibly professional relationship as solicitor and client.
She has helped me make difficult decisions and kept me strong and focused on the end results and the purpose of our work throughout proceedings.
I would recommend Jemma to anyone dealing with a difficult divorce and needing a “human touch”. I believe this is what makes Jemma stand out from her peers. Her fearless strength and determination to get the best outcome but not losing sight of the need for delicate handling of her clients emotions and trauma when striving for this.
Client: Ms S
Lawyer: Maria Coster
I approached Stowe Family Law regarding queries about a recent breakup, and my options in the future, regarding my daughter. The partner I saw was incredibly helpful and reassuring, and guided me through the entire legal process, start-to-finish, with costings and recommendations at every stage. 12/12 perfect! I would always return to the same firm if further advice or actions are required in the future.
Client: Mr C
Lawyer: Gareth Curtis
I'm so glad I chose to use Gareth Curtis at Stowe Family Law based in Manchester. He has handled my divorce in such a professional manner, but also with the empathy and care that was needed too. Throughout the proceedings, Gareth was able to preempt and handle difficult situations and also provide the additional expertise called for such as in house forensic accounting and a fabulous Barrister. I would highly recommend using Stowe Family Law, everything has been very professional, friendly and most of all the outcome was very positive.
Client: Ms B
Lawyer: Sushma Kotecha
I have been very pleased with how Stowe handled my case as a father seeking residency. They are clearly experts and I would recommend them to anyone unfortunate enough to need their services.