Expert Family Lawyers and Divorce Lawyers
in Harrogate, Yorkshire
The Old Court House in Harrogate is home to Stowe Family Law’s headquarters and centre of operations for its growing number of offices throughout the country. We offer a full array of divorce and family law services including financial settlements, cohabitation and disputes concerning children. The firm’s in-house forensic accountancy team which conducts complex financial investigations, is also based in the Harrogate office. Since it first opened, in April 2004, thousands of clients have sought our advice from across the town, including residents of High Harrogate, Oatlands, and Duchy as well neighbouring towns such as Knaresborough, Pannal and Ripley.
Stowe Family Law in Harrogate
Our Harrogate team includes Managing Partner David Milburn, who specialises in the division of matrimonial finances in cases involving substantial assets and complex business structures. Previous clients have included those in farming industry as well as sports professionals.
Essentially David was committed to not letting my case stall at any stage. In David Milburn we find a highly astute premier league divorce lawyer. Very highly recommended.’ – (Former client of David Milburn)
Working alongside David are:
Mark Christie – our leading specialist in cases involving children
Amy Foweather – an expert in adoption and cases involving children
Theo Hoppen – who offers expertise in divorce, cohabitation and cases involving TOLATA (the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act)
Judith Routledge – an insightful lawyer with experience of complex financial cases, cases involving families in the farming industry and international disputes
Kate Sarsfield – who offers expertise in divorce and financial settlements
Wendy Scarr – a specialist in a wills, trusts and probate matters
“Thank you so much for working so hard to resolve my case with the best possible outcome” – (Former client of Mark Christie)
The firm’s forensic accountancy team consists of Nick White and Suzanne Grant. Both are experts at tracking down hidden assets, deciphering corporate structures, interpreting business valuations and untangling both taxation issues and pension valuations.
Our welcoming office is open from Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. Situated on quiet Raglan Street, it is easily accessible from Pannal, Follifoot, Spofforth, Burn Bridge, Ripley and Killinghall.
How to find us
The Harrogate office is located in the Old Court House building. For more information on the history of the building click here.
By car: From Knaresborough and further east, take the A59, or from Leeds take the A61, and follow signs to Harrogate railway station. After passing Waitrose (on Station Parade) take the second left and you will see the Old Court House, marked by signage, on your right.
From the Yorkshire Dales and West, take the A59 and follow signs to Harrogate Railway station. On passing the station take the second available right onto Raglan Street, and you will see our office building on your right.
Private parking is available on request.
From the train station: (5 minute walk) cross the main street (Station Parade) and walk to the left. After passing the Everyman Cinema, turn right onto Raglan Street and we are 50 metres down, on the right.
Local connections run regularly throughout the day to Leeds, Knaresborough and York.
For expert legal advice from one of our family or divorce solicitors, please get in touch via our contact form or call 01423 532600.
Stowe Family Law in the Community
The firm is involved in local causes and events, and it sponsors sports and academic institutions in the areas where it has offices. In Harrogate this includes sponsorship of the under-nines’ cricket team; participating in ‘Make a Will Month’ in support of St Michael’s Hospice; and supporting local charities such as the Royal Operatic Players
Stowe Family Law regularly helps couples and families whose relationships have broken down to avoid protracted and expensive courtroom battles via mediation. This innovative form of dispute resolution was once little-known in the UK but has become more popular in recent years because legal fees are often lower with one lawyer instead of two. Couples are also able to maintain their privacy because there are no court judgments to be made public.
Our ‘lawyer-mediators’ are trained mediators who are also qualified and highly experienced family lawyers.
The lawyer-mediators at Stowe Family Law are able to assist with a range of legal disputes, including divorce and separation agreements; cohabitation agreements; child residence and contact disputes; grandparents’ rights; and prenuptial agreements.
Appointing the best specialist for your needs
The firm is committed to giving you the best legal advice for your specific needs. Our lawyers offer expertise in :
- Disputes concerning children
- The divorce process
- Divorce settlements
- Grandparents’ rights
- Prenuptial agreements
- Postnuptial agreements
- Tracing hidden assets
- Wills and probate