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Stowe Family Law Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2024 Rankings

Stowe Family Law is delighted to announce its rankings in the Chambers 2024 Guide.

Chambers and Partners is a leading independent research company. It has a history of over 30 years ranking the best law firms and solicitors in the UK. They have over 70 professional research analysts ranking the legal sector across 78 specialist areas of law.

The Chambers Guide provides reliable and up-to-date recommendations to people buying legal services.

This year, we have 3 areas ranked and 11 lawyers appearing in the rankings.

Huge congratulations to Joanna Newton and Rachel Fisher, both Partners in the South West & Wales, Emma Newman – Managing Partner in Surrey, Julian Hawkhead – Senior Partner, Rachel Roberts – Regional Director for the North, Angela Sussens – Partner in Leeds, Shanika Haynes – Partner in Leeds, Matthew Taylor – Partner in Liverpool, Helen Miller – Managing Partner in the North West, Sarah Crilly – Partner in Newcastle, and Hollie Morgan, Associate in Newcastle.

Bristol and Surrounds

Ranked as Band 3, Chambers described Stowe’s Bristol Team:

“Stowe Family Law boasts an impressive practice recognised for its comprehensive family law offering. The group is regularly called upon to advise clients on divorce and dissolution of civil partnership. It offers notable expertise in financial remedy proceedings with additional experience in pensions and variation of spousal support matters. The firm also offer considerable knowledge in private children law proceedings.”

Congratulations to Joanna Newton, new to the rankings this year, who has been ranked as Band 2.

Sources said:

“She is very conscientious and client focused. She is the full package when it comes to private client children work.”

“She is robust in her advice to her clients.”

“She is sensible, personable and fair-minded”

And congratulations to Rachel Fisher who has been ranked as Up and Coming.

Chambers says of Rachel that “she assists on a range of financial remedy cases, including those with cross-border aspects.”

Sources said:

“She is really efficient, experienced and approachable.”

Guilford and Surrounds

Congratulations to Emma Newman continues to be ranked as Band 2.

Chambers says of Emma: “Esher-based Emma Newman of Stowe Family Law adeptly handles complex matrimonial finance matters, often involving businesses and trusts aspects. She also has experience advising on child care proceedings.”

She is described by sources:

“She is very organised and very responsive to clients.”

“She is very astute and deals with extremely demanding clients well.”

Leeds, Bradford and Surrounds

Stowe is delighted to announce that four lawyers achieved ranking status in Chambers 2024. The Team has been ranked as Band 3.

Julian Hawkhead continues to be ranked as an Eminent Practitioner, noted by Chambers as follows: “Firm senior partner Julian Hawkhead handles complex matrimonial finance disputes, including those resolved through both the court and collaborative law proceedings. He also negotiates prenuptial agreements for high net worth individuals.

Sources say:

“Julian is a very experienced head and able to manage complex and demanding situations adeptly.”

“He is experienced, very intelligent, and sensible. On an emotionally charged and complicated case, Julian is really someone you would want in that situation as he is very reassuring.”

Congratulations to Rachel Roberts who is ranked as Band 2. Chambers says: “Rachel Roberts is regional director for the North at Stowe Family Law and is based in Leeds. She advises on high-value financial remedy proceedings as well as cohabitation disputes and offers further expertise in children cases, including contact arrangements and contested adoptions.”

“Rachel is a very capable and sensible pair of hands. She shows good judgement and good client care.”

“She has very good technical skills, with spot-on commercial awareness.”

Angela Sussens, Partner in Leeds, has been ranked as Band 3.

Chambers notes that “Angela Sussens focuses her practice on finance work, including divorces concerning multiple jurisdictions, and complex business and financial structures.

Sources say:

“Angela is a very detailed practitioner with excellent judgement. She is robust in advocating for her client’s position, hugely warm as an individual, and puts people at ease.”

Shanika Haynes, a Team Leader Partner in Leeds, has been ranked as Up and Coming this year.

Chambers says “Shanika Haynes is an associate who is particularly experienced in handling complex children cases, including those with highly sensitive issues such as allegations of abuse.”

Liverpool and Surrounds

Team Leader Partner Matthew Taylor continues to be ranked as Up and Coming, with Chambers saying: “Matthew Taylor of Stowe Family Law in Liverpool offers support in cases involving divorce, matrimonial financial and child law.

Sources say:

“He is thorough and forensic.”

Manchester and Surrounds

Congratulations to Helen Miller, Managing Partner, who has been ranked as Band 4.

Chambers says: “Helen Miller is the managing partner at Stowe Family Law for Altrincham, Liverpool, and Crewe. She assists clients with financial remedy cases and private law children matters, including abduction cases.”

“Helen is personable, approachable and extremely knowledgeable.”

Newcastle and Surrounds

Congratulations to our two ranked lawyers in the Newcastle region, Sarah Crilly and Hollie Morgan.

Sarah Crilly, new to rankings this year, has been ranked as Band 3.

Chambers says: “Sarah Crilly is a partner at Stowe Family Law. She is well verses in handling divorce proceedings and financial remedies for high net worth clients.

Hollie Morgan is also new to the rankings this year and has been noted as an Associate to Watch.

Chambers says of her: “Hollie Morgan has growing experience in family law and regularly assists on a range of complex finance matters for high net worth individuals.

Sources say:

“Hollie is an extremely capable and talented lawyer.”

“Hollie has been a pleasure to work with. She made a very difficult process and challenging circumstances as manageable as possible.”

“Hollie is absolutely fantastic. I would recommend her to anybody. She is professional, knowledgeable and empathetic.”

York, Hull and Surrounds

 The York, Hull and Surrounds regional team has been ranked as Band 3.

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