We’re here to help: When families break down, we help them move forward.
We are the UK’s leading family law practice
When families break down, we take the strain.
We’re the largest specialist team of family lawyers in the UK. And every one of us wants the same thing: to help more clients get what they need today, so they can move on tomorrow.
The short video below explains why we do what we do.
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 love what we do, and it always shines through
We achieve together – We’re better with each other than on our own
We want growth – The more we can grow, the more we can help
Fantastic modern offices and expert advice from Sebastian Burrows, highly recommended for all areas of family law.
Client: Mr H
Lawyer: Lesley Smythe
Just a short note to thank you for your services over a difficult period of my life. My contact was Lesley Smythe and she proved to be extremely professional, straight to the point and kept me well informed whilst keeping my case moving forward. She was also very supportive and always looked on the positive side.
Client: Mr P
Lawyer: Matthew Miles
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you so much for all of your invaluable support and assistance over the past seven months, which I can honestly say have been the most stressful of my life. I will without hesitation recommend your services to anyone I know who may be unfortunate enough to suffer a marital breakdown, as I have
Client: Mr E
Lawyer: Wendy Scarr
On meeting with Wendy I was instantly put at ease as she is very welcoming, friendly, patient, understanding, taking the time to go through options I had available to my requirements. I was given good advice, explanations or instances on the questions I raised. My aim was not to over complicate my will - I feel I have been able to do that.
Client: Mrs O
Lawyer: Helen Miler
...I must mention I’ve contacted over 5 solicitors. You are by far the most efficient and have sent me so much information within 24 hours. I feel really comfortable using you as my son is my world and you have shown support already.
Client: Mr S
Lawyer: Cath Porter
If you are looking for an understanding family lawyer I can highly recommend Cath Porter. She is extremely professional and knowledgeable and always dealt with my divorce with empathy and compassion. I was kept informed every step of the way and always answered my queries in a timely manner. I cannot thank Cath enough for making the whole process of my divorce go as smooth as she did.
Lawyer: Theo Hoppen
Amazing help, so supportive and just what I needed in the most stressful time of my life. The whole process was managed very professionally and my questions were always answered with what was best in mind. Would 100% recommend to anyone.
Client: Ms E
Lawyer: Sebastian Burrows
Sebastian at Stowe Family Law, is a credit to his company and to his profession. He is a very talented and knowledgeable person with a wealth of experience to back this up. He is really friendly and approachable and would highly recommend him.