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Stowe Family Law: Livingbridge invest in the future

Stowe Family Law LLP is looking forward to an exciting future following investment from mid-market equity firm Livingbridge and the retirement of Founder and former Senior Partner Marilyn Stowe.

The UK’s largest specialist family law firm was founded more than 30 years ago above a cobbler’s shop in Leeds, Yorkshire, and now has ten offices across the country.

Livingbridge’s Daniel Smith said:

“Stowe Family Law is a great success story. Under Marilyn’s ownership it has become the largest specialist family law firm in the UK, consistently delivering outstanding service and outcomes for its clients.

Livingbridge is delighted to have the opportunity to invest in SFL and work with the team. The business is in fantastic shape with a talented team of leaders, solicitors and staff who are at the top of their game.

We look forward to working with SFL to continue delivering great client service and to grow the business further.”

Charles Hartwell, who has been with the firm for the past three years, has been appointed as Stowe Family Law’s Chief Executive Officer. He sees an exciting future for the firm.

He said:

“Thanks to Marilyn, and with the investment from Livingbridge, the future looks very strong for our firm and our clients.

We have a great team, offering exceptional service in difficult cases and the investment will allow us to take our personal service to a much wider audience across the country.

We will always pride ourselves on our expertise, authority and commitment to delivering straightforward advice in a professional and caring way.”

Julian Hawkhead has been appointed as the new Senior Partner, having been one of the founding partners of the firm.

Julian said:

“I am honoured to become the Senior Partner of Stowe Family Law LLP. I have been with the firm for over 18 years and seen how much it has grown under the excellent guidance of Marilyn. It is now my privilege to take the firm forwards with Charles and the Livingbridge family. The strength and depth of talent across our firm is truly phenomenal and we will continue to provide the very best advice to our clients.”


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