Whether you are facing legal proceedings involving your children, need legal advice when dealing with social services or looking to build your family through adoption or surrogacy, we can help.
Our teams of expert child family law solicitors have a strong success record across the full range of child law matters and represented parents, grandparents and other family members. Our international family law team are adept at handling cases with cross-border jurisdiction issues.
We understand the sensitivity and emotions that surround children cases and work to resolve issues quickly, with minimum tension and the child’s best interest at heart throughout.
We have expert children law solicitors in all of our offices across England.
We have offices in most of England’s major cities including London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds and York and a number of market/spa towns including: Harrogate, Ilkley, Winchester, Wetherby and Tunbridge Wells.
Child arrangements in divorce
Lawyer: Rebecca Moore
In December 2019 I required help when my ex wife began a relationship with a new partner who I found had a string of violent convictions and introduced him to our 2 children. I met with Rebecca Moore from Stowe and was thoroughly impressed with her. We obtained an interim prohibited steps order to keep him from having access to the children. Rebecca was a pleasure to deal with, accompanying me to court and preparing me for the battle that was ahead. I can’t thank her enough and wouldn’t hesitate in using Stowe Family Law again if I ever needed to.
Client: Mr J
Lawyer: Rebecca Calden-Storr
Thank you so much for achieving this for me. You worked so hard and in the end, the judge valued all the work we had done... I am so overjoyed I still sometimes think I must have dreamt it.
Client: Ms S
Lawyer: Jemma Slavin
Hi Joanna ... Thank you very much for all your help, understanding and support through all of this. You dealt with my ex brilliantly and, as you say, got the result we wanted! Such a relief. I must also pass on my thanks and appreciation to Jemma who was showed me lots of compassion on that first phone call and held my hand through those beginning stages. Stowe's holistic ethos was such a revelation and I got lots of brilliant advice and therapy as a result of using your company. Thanks again.
Client: Mrs S
Lawyer: Kate Sarsfield
Stowe Family Law provided professional support and direction during a difficult and contentious divorce proceeding, involving court settlements for financial and child custody elements. Despite demanding court deadlines and some challenges associated with exchanges between solicitors, Kate (and the Stowe Family Law team) was always able to meet deadlines and even contacted me outside of normal working hours when swift communication and action was required. I found Kate’s review and crafting of legal documents to be very helpful. Kate was able to recommend and co-ordinate with a very competent barrister to represent me during the court appearances and supported those interactions herself during those times. Although going through a divorce can be an incredibly sad and harrowing time, the legal services that were afforded by Kate did aid in making me feel supported and professionally guided during the overall process.
Client: Mr C
Lawyer: Jason Stanley
I can't thank Jason Stanley and the Stowe team enough. Stowe handled my divorce both sensibly and cost-effectively, so when I needed help with Child Arrangements I naturally called Stowe. Jason gave sensible advice, which has given me the right outcome without incurring a huge cost. Communication was always clear and compassionate, and I was aware of all the options at each stage. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Jason and the Stowe team.
Client: Mrs M
Lawyer: Jemma Slavin
I will be forever grateful for what Jemma Slavin and her team in Bristol have done for me and my children. Jemma is a top-class Lawyer that really knows her stuff. She is professional, personable, quick to respond and above all always knew what the right legal advice was, and she was always 1 step ahead of my husband’s Lawyer. It is thanks to her legal advice and persistence that gave me and my children a better outcome then I could ever have imagined. But most importantly my children can now continue their life growing up with the right support and living in the area familiar to them and close to their school and friends. Could not recommend Stowe enough, they are amazing!
Client: Miss K
Lawyer: Mark Christie
I would like to express my gratitude and thanks for all your help, sound advice, prompt actions and reassurance which made what was a difficult period of my life more manageable. After visiting you I always slept better and will have no hesitation in recommending you to others.
Client: Mrs D
Lawyer: Kate Sarsfield
I would like to thank Kate Sarsfield, QC Katherine Dunseath and Gill Bridger for all the hard work and immense support they have all given me over the past six months. Stowe handled my divorce in 2013 to 2015 and then a capital settlement plus lifetime maintenance for our down syndrome daughter five years later. It has been an extremely emotional and stressful experience for myself and our two special needs children. I cannot thank the Stowe team enough for their professionalism, quality advice, empathy and wonderful support. We fought a very hard battle and won! I will always recommend Stowe Family Law.