Our Experienced Family & Divorce Lawyers in Ilkley Provide a Full Range of Family Law Services
Stowe Family Law is the UK’s largest specialist family law firm, widely regarded for its high quality client service. Our Ilkley based divorce lawyers and family solicitors are within easy reach from Ben Rhydding, Skipton, Addingham, Guiseley, Menston, Middleton, Otley, Bingley, Bradford, Burley-in-Wharfedale and the wider community of the Yorkshire Dales.
To speak to one of our family solicitors call 01943 600788 or use the contact form on this page.
Our Ilkley Team
The Ilkley office is led by Managing Partner Sarah Barr-Young, previously a partner at our Leeds office. Sarah is a strong member of the firm’s ancillary relief team and is known for her no-nonsense approach to cases. Sarah is an astute negotiator and has extensive experience in divorce proceedings, financial settlements and other financial arrangements following marriage breakdown.
“I just wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you, very much, for your professionalism and pragmatic approach when life for me has been all over.” (Former Client of Sarah Barr-Young)
Working alongside Sarah is Mark Heppinstall and Wendy Scarr. Mark is experienced in a range of family matters including divorce, matrimonial disputes, cohabitation and children disputes, both in domestic and international contexts.
Wendy is our wills, tax, trust and estate planning specialist with a focus on planning for the future. Wendy also advises on Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection matters.
“Thank you again for all of your help over the past few months. Myself and my family have been so impressed with everything you have done and I really appreciate the work and effort you have put into my case. I’ve had complete confidence in you and appreciated your honesty throughout the process too. Even if my court result hadn’t been as positive for me, I would still have been really happy with everything” (Former client of Mark Heppinstall)
How to find us
Our Ilkley office is located at 68 The Grove, just along from the popular Betty’s Tea Rooms. The office is opposite the Memorial Gardens.
From both North and South, the A65 can be used to take drivers straight into Ilkley town centre. At Ilkley Cycles, take Bolton Bridge Street and follow it round into The Grove. The Stowe Family Law office is located on the left opposite the memorial gardens where you will see our signs.
There is some limited on street parking nearby free for two hours, and additional paid parking is available at The Clarke Foley Centre car park.
Ilkley train station is a short 5 minute walk from our office. Leaving the station turn right onto The Grove past Betty’s Tea Rooms, and continue down The Grove until you reach our office on the right.
What will you find when you visit our office? A friendly, typically Yorkshire welcome, a cup of tea or coffee and calm, pragmatic advice. We will do our very best to help you relax, leave your family law problems with us and get on with your own life. We will aim to take the stress out of the situation, advise you what needs to be done and leave you confident that we will do the job, as we have done for thousands of other clients over the last thirty years. We will provide legal advice on all your family matters, ranging from divorce proceedings to financial resolution and problems involving children.
We will explain the likely outcomes in your case and the various methods of resolving disputes, including mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution to help you choose the most appropriate route for you.
You need not be afraid of going to court if that is the most suitable option, it might well be the best and least expensive route overall. We will explain about costs and explain why we suggest the particular approaches that might be suitable in your case.
Our team of experts
Because we are the largest specialist family law firm in the UK we have the right experience for your needs. Our services include:
- Divorce and dissolution of marriages and civil partnership
- Financial settlements
- High net worth and complex asset cases
- Enforcement of divorce settlements
- International divorce matters
- Advising regarding pension sharing on divorce
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
- Tracing hidden assets
- Valuation of companies and other assets
- Children issues including International child abduction
- Cohabitants rights
- Collaborative law
- Grandparents’ rights to see their grandchildren
- Wills and probate
These are just some of the issues on which we regularly advise. Whatever your question, our team of expert family lawyers will be able to help.
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.
- Valuation estimates for businesses involved in divorce settlements and the likely impact on financial settlements.
- Financial settlement-related tax issues
- Financial disclosure and the accuracy of disclosure provided by the other party
Stowe & the local community
Our Ilkley office is committed to being involved with local charities and events. We have sponsored events such as the Ilkley carnival which benefited local sporting charities last year, and the Ilkley Literature Festival.
Ilkley was an obvious choice for Stowe Family Law to open an office, there has been a very loyal following of clients from Ilkley and all surrounding areas instructing Stowe Family Law over the last 30 years. We are therefore happy to give back to the community that has been supportive of us.
The Stowe Family Law Ilkley office is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. To arrange an appointment with our Ilkley family law team please get in touch via the contact form or call us on 01943 600788.