As the UK’s top nationwide family law firm, our local teams are the best around. Here, you can learn more about the Leeds team—and why you should consider contacting us today.
Julian Hawkhead is a Senior Partner at Stowe.
Julian has extensive experience in all aspects of family law particularly in complex financial disputes. As the firm’s Senior Partner, Julian has been with the firm for over 20 years and has a reputation for his strategic thinking and ability to cut through to the key issues and solve the most intractable of cases. His clients are located around the country and overseas and he leads our national team of lawyers. To learn more about Julian, click here.
Rachel Roberts is Regional Director for the North, and has been with Stowe for over 17 years.
Known for her caring and compassionate approach, she builds an excellent rapport with clients, leaving them feeling confident and reassured as she guides them to the right outcome for them. Rachel specialises in all aspects of family law but has particular expertise in dealing with divorce finances after a marriage breakdown, as well as dealing with civil partnership disputes and separating cohabiting couples. To learn more about Rachel, click here.
Sarah Barr Young is Managing Partner for Ilkley & Leeds.
She has advised and represented clients in the process of divorce, clients who have not been married and those who have entered into civil partnerships. Sarah’s experience includes cases involving substantial income and capital, both in this country and abroad, as well as a variety of financial, business, and trust structures.
Sarah also advises on child law matters, international relocation of children cases, cohabitation disputes, as well as prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements. To learn more about Sarah, click here.
Deborah Heald is a Partner for our Leeds office.
Debbie is a specialist in all aspects of family law. She is based in the firm’s Leeds office and has substantial experience in dealing with divorce and its financial consequences. Debbie has assisted clients who have difficulty in understanding the process and/or providing instructions. Debbie represents clients with child arrangement orders including both internal and external relocation. In addition, Debbie also frequently provides advice for unmarried couples and assists in disputes regarding property rights.
Debbie is an active member of both Resolution and Young Resolution, sitting on the Young Resolution Committee. She is also a member of the Family Law Panel. To learn more about Debbie, click here.
Katie Kilburn is a Partner for Wetherby and Yorkshire.
Katie has a wide variety of experience in all aspects of family law including advising and representing clients in the process of divorce, clients who have not been married and those who have entered into civil partnerships as well as in all types of family law issues involving children. Katie deals with a range of cases from the typical family who may own very few assets up to wealthy clients running successful businesses and with assets worth several million pounds. To learn more about her, click here.
Angela Sussens is a Partner for our Leeds office.
Angela regularly acts on behalf of high net worth clients in complex cases involving foreign jurisdictions, trust structures, companies and offshore assets. Angela advises on both post-nuptial agreements and pre-nuptial agreements. Angela also represents unmarried parents in claims under Schedule 1 of the Children Act in relation to financial claims brought on behalf of children. To learn more about her, click here.
Cheryl Grace is Senior Solicitor at our Leeds office.
Cheryl advises clients in relation to all aspects of private family law: divorce; finances; planning documents (pre and post nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements); cohabitation; and children.
Cheryl acts for a wide range of clients from homemakers to business people. She particularly enjoys working on financial cases involving trusts and non-marital assets, as well as leave to remove children cases. Cheryl has particular expertise in surrogacy and recently assisted a same sex couple in obtaining a Parental Order for their child born via a US surrogacy arrangement. To learn more about her, click here.
Shanika Haynes is Senior Solicitor at our Leeds office.
Shanika has advised and represented clients who are in the process of divorce and has also helped those who have not been married. Her experience includes cases involving high income and capital, including assets abroad and business structures. She has a particular interest in domestic abuse cases and child law work, including reaching an agreement in relation to where children will live and how much time they will spend with the non-resident parent. Shanika has acted in several cases where the child has a disability. To learn more about her, click here.
Charlotte Newman is Senior Solicitor at our Leeds office.
Charlotte completed her LPC in 2014 and received distinctions in all subjects. In 2013, she graduated from Leeds University with a first class honour degree in law. During her final year of university, she was diagnosed with cancer. Since being in remission, she was appointed as an ambassador for the Teenage Cancer Trust. As the public face of the Trust, she was presented with several great opportunities, one of which was speaking to an audience of over 5000 per night at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Charlotte was awarded Rising Star of the Year at the 2018 Yorkshire Legal Awards. To learn more about her, click here.
Sarah Snowden is Senior Solicitor at our Leeds office.
Sarah has advised and represented clients on children’s matters – both public and private, matters involving domestic abuse and occupation of property, divorce, dissolution of civil partnerships, division of the matrimonial finances, division of finances for unmarried partners and financial provision for children. Sarah now specialises in divorce and private children work.
Sarah has experience working on complex children’s matters which often arise as a result of a dispute occurring between parents, which often relate to issues of which parent they live with or the time they spend with the non-resident parent. Sarah advises clients in relation to all stages of the process including negotiations, mediation and representing them within court proceedings. This has included same sex parent relationships. To learn more about Sarah, click here.
Hannah Ross is a Solicitor at our Leeds office.
Hannah has advised and represented clients in private law children’s law, public law children matters and matters involving domestic abuse. She has also advised clients regarding divorce without finances and has assisted on cases where there are finances involved. To learn more about her, click here.
Jake Mitchell is a Solicitor at our Leeds office.
Jake is a straight talking and friendly solicitor who focuses on achieving his clients’ goals in the most swift and proportionate way possible. Whilst not adverse to a day in Court, Jake prefers to fulfil his client’s objectives outside of Court where possible, to allow a cost-effective approach allowing clients the time to come to decisions that are right for them. Jake is a Resolution Member and keen advocate, specialising in Children Act applications and Divorce/Financial Remedy cases. To learn more about Jake, click here.
Alicia Baron is a Solicitor at our Leeds office.
Alicia’s role involves providing assistance on administrative tasks for the lawyers in our Leeds and Beverley offices, working closely alongside them to ensure that clients’ needs are met. She has regular contact with clients and provides assistance and reassurance if the lawyer is not available. To learn more about her, click here.
Jo Childs is a Regional Team Leader at our Leeds office.
In Jo’s role as Regional Team Leader for Yorkshire she looks after a team of 7 legal assistants and 2 post room assistants. Part of her role is as a Legal Assistant and she currently supports 3 family lawyers providing assistance to ensure that clients’ needs are met. To learn more about her, click here.
Michelle Richardson is a Legal Assistant at our Leeds office.
Her role involves working closely with the lawyers to provide administrative assistance on all matters. This includes dealing directly with clients, other side solicitors and Courts, ensuring any queries are dealt with in a timely manner and that client’s needs are met at all times. She provides general assistance in relation to all divorce and financial matters including drafting documentation, collating information, keeping files up to date and dealing with general day-to-day requirements and needs of the lawyers. To learn more about her, click here.
We’re Stowe Family Law, the only national law firm dedicated to family matters with the UK’s largest team of specialist family lawyers and an office in the heart of the city of Leeds.
At Stowe, we work hard to make family law easier to understand and know that each case we take across West Yorkshire is unique - each one needing tailored support and handled with care.
In choosing Stowe family law Leeds, clients are guided through the process with empathy and care and the reassurance that they have the right team of people by their side.
With offices across the UK, we practice all areas of family law and support people in the Leeds area going through a family breakdown to move forward in life from a position of renewed strength.
So, if you need family solicitors in Leeds (UK) contact Stowe Family Law today, request a free call back or call us at 0113 417 0918. Our Leeds solicitors firm can be found on the 5th Floor of Minerva House, 29 E Parade, Leeds, LS1 5PS.