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Family solicitors you can trust in Leicester

  • The UK’s largest law firm dedicated to family matters
  • Offering a tailored, empathetic approach to support your circumstances
  • Proud to be rated ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot

At Stowe family law we are committed to supporting you with empathy and understanding, taking the strain through difficult times while making family law easier to grasp through a tailored service specific to your circumstances.

Contact us

0116 4670930

You can call us from 8:30am – 7pm, Monday to Friday and 9am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Please note that all in-office appointments are by pre-arrangement only.

Office address

106 New Walk

Postal address

Stowe Family Law LLP
Yorkshire House
Greek Street

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We offer an award winning service

Our team of Leicester family lawyers

Rachel Roberts
“Rachel Roberts is excellent. She is efficient, effective and pragmatic with her adv...
Regional Director, Midlands and North
Beth Sheridan
I have over 25 years of experience across a wide range of family law matters arising from ...
Managing Partner, East Midlands
Sarah Townsend
Sarah is a Team Leader Partner based in our Nottingham office.
Team Leader Partner, East Midlands
Holly Lamb
“Adept at providing realistic and timely advice” (Legal 500), I lead the Stowe interna...
Head of International & Partner, East Midlands
Florence Ashcroft-Lane
I advise clients in respect of divorce and financial matters, as well as arrangements for ...
Senior Associate, East Midlands
Luanne Morton
Luanne has a pragmatic approach to resolving issues between parties whilst offering clear ...
Senior Associate, East Midlands
Sarah McLoughlin
Sarah prides herself on being approachable, responsive, and providing the best possible se...
Associate, East Midlands
Charlotte Hallam
Charlotte’s work involves matrimonial finances. She also has expertise in supporting...
Solicitor, East Midlands
Emily McKay
Emily is a solicitor and joined Stowe’s East Midlands offices in February 2024.
Solicitor, East Midlands
Ewan Paton
Ewan is a Solicitor based in Stowe’s Nottingham office.
Solicitor, East Midlands
Amy Turner
Amy began working at Stowe’s Nottingham and Derby offices in March 2023.
Family Lawyer, East Midlands
Cheyenne Langford
Cheyenne is a Legal Assistant based in our Nottingham office.
Legal Assistant, East Midlands
Lisa Brasier
Lisa is a Legal Assistant based at our Nottingham office.  
Legal Assistant, East Midlands
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Experienced Divorce Lawyers in Leicester

At Stowe Family Law we have been passionately serving clients in all aspects of family law since 1982. Our highly experienced team of family law solicitors in Leicester possesses an in-depth understanding of the complexities surrounding family legal matters. We are well-versed in a wide range of areas, including divorce, civil partnership dissolution, financial settlements, domestic abuse, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and child custody arrangements.

Our knowledgeable team is dedicated to providing you with exceptional legal representation and guidance every step of the way. Rest assured that we have the expertise to navigate the intricacies of family law, enabling us to offer tailored solutions to meet your unique needs and goals.

Compassionate Family Law Solicitors Leicester, working alongside you

Our primary objective is to assist you in choosing the right strategy that will lead to the best possible outcome for your case.

With our extensive experience and deep knowledge of family law, we are equipped to handle even the most complex and challenging cases. We stay up to date with the latest legal developments and approaches, ensuring that we provide you with sound advice and effective representation. Throughout the entire process, we maintain open and transparent communication, keeping you informed and involved in the decision-making.

Legal Expertise and Client Care in Leicester

Under the leadership of our esteemed Managing Partner, Beth Sheridan, our highly professional team of family law solicitors in Leicester are committed to delivering exceptional service. We bring a wealth of legal expertise and experience to every case we handle, ensuring that you receive the best possible advice and representation throughout the legal process. Our focus is on providing personalized attention and understanding to each client, as we believe that compassionate client care is essential during family law proceedings.

Our experienced team of family lawyers in the Midlands, we provides compassionate and expert family law services, specialising in divorce, complex financial matters, and child law. Our dedicated team, including Resolution accredited lawyers and professionals featured in the Legal 500, is here to support with all aspects of family law in a tailored and understanding way.

Notable cases – Stowe Family Law Leicester

Leading a mother in a complex high-net-worth financial remedy case following divorce from husband after a 20-year marriage with 3 adult children. Substantial assets are estimated to be circa 5.5m and include property in the UK and overseas and a business in the Middle East.

Family mediation matter on finances after a long marriage with a dependent child, where the mother earns over £150,000 per annum and the husband earns less than 10% of that and is the main carer for the child. Assets in the region of £750,000.

Direct communication with the father was established by vehemently disputing incorrect and unjustified accusations made against him. The father was wrongfully denied any time with his two young children because the mother had issued a Child Arrangements Order and a Prohibited Steps Order without giving him any prior notice. Represented him in two court proceedings; he was ultimately acquitted and given a large amount of one-on-one time with his children.

What our clients say

Stowe Family Law Leicester

We will be here to listen to what you have to say and assist you with whatever it is that you need assistance with, no matter what challenges you and your family are currently facing, have previously faced, or may face in the future.

As the only national law firm completely dedicated to family matters. we don’t touch anything else.

You will have an ally in us who takes the hardship and knows how to deal with what you are going through.

Meaning you can move forward in life from a position of strength.

Handled with care.

  • Understanding what you're going through

  • Making family law easier to grasp

  • Helping to take the strain

  • Tailoring our services for you and your circumstances

More about us – divorce solicitors Leicester

More about us – divorce solicitors Leicester

  • Divorce in or out of court?

    Wherever possible, our standard approach is to listen to you and support you while you try to settle family-related disputes outside of court. If legal action is required, we have the knowledge and experience to achieve the right result. However, owing to the added time, stress, and money that normally accompany litigation, it is frequently preferable for everyone concerned to settle out of court. But most crucially, keeping out of court is better for the family members who are most susceptible to rifts and dissolution. Divorce can have a lasting impact on children, even decades later. In divorce and separation cases, particularly in the eyes of a Family Court Judge, the wellbeing of the children comes first.

    Our Leicester family solicitors offer arbitration, mediation, and collaborative law as alternatives to litigation.

    Should the parties’ negotiations fail, our divorce lawyers are skilled litigators.

  • Understanding your finances - divorce lawyers Leicester

    You may be concerned about the amount of the marital pot because you believe your partner is concealing assets. A 28% capital gains tax on the family home, a property, a business portfolio, or other assets may simply be something you wish to avoid.

    Whatever your circumstance, you will have access to our in-house accounting team as part of our divorce service. With their extensive knowledge of tax, property, valuations, business assets, shares, trusts and funds, accounts, and pensions, they will make sure you have a clear picture of the finances and assets from the start. This is essential to getting a fair settlement as well.

  • Appointing the best solicitor for your situation

    While our family solicitors are trained and skilled in all areas of family law. Some of them have experience with unusual cases or case law that may be more applicable to your circumstance. For instance, a number of our family law solicitors have a particular emphasis on child law, including the Hague Convention, special guardianship orders, and international child abduction. Some of our lawyers have experience handling cases involving offshore trusts and cryptocurrency. Others specialise in helping families that own farms or other agricultural companies or professional athletes.

    Because this law firm specialises in divorce and separation, and with so many family solicitors across the country, your solicitor has an unrivalled support network to tap into if needed.

  • How long will your divorce take?

    If divorcing out of court it is possible to go from submitting the divorce application to decree absolute in 4-6 months. This does not include cases where: i) one party disagrees to the divorce – which makes it a contested divorce and ii) where there are disagreements over children and finances

    Going to court will slow the process.

    The average divorce takes about 12 months.

    It is impossible to give a more exact estimate without first understanding the specifics of a divorce matter.

  • If you are looking to get divorced or dissolve a civil partnership

    Our family lawyers in Leicester are aware of the difficulties and feelings you are experiencing. Additionally, they are aware of how to get past those obstacles and will help you move on and rebuild by providing you with specialist divorce solicitors and linking you to our vast network of services and support staff.

    Before detailing the advantages and disadvantages of your available options, we will begin by listening to your specific situation. For example, if you intend to file for divorce, the divorce centre will refer to you as “the Petitioner” after receiving your application. You will be referred to as “the Respondent” if your spouse applies first. Both the Petitioner and the Respondent must take specific and distinct activities at specific times. Your divorce lawyer will describe what these are, the options you have, and the benefits of each. Next, we’ll examine some examples that relate to many people and how we might assist.

  • Useful resources

    Our guide on how to get divorced

    A more detailed look at how long divorce takes in the UK

    The Divorce Directory – a resource full of support professionals to help you through relationship breakdown and rebuilding

    Frequently asked questions

    The most useful resources are our solicitors so please get in touch should you need advice on any urgent or serious family matter.

  • How to find our divorce lawyers Leicester

    Our team of family lawyers are located at 106 New Walk, Leicester, LE1 7EA.

    It is strategically located within easy walking distance of central Leicester, a 6 minute walk from Leicester railway station and all major bus routes. You can find easy access to the Highcross and Haymarket shopping centres and major car parks in close proximity in addition to local streets with side parking.

    And our phone lines are open from 8:30am – 7pm, Monday to Friday.
    And 9am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Updates from our Leicester office

Show Transcript

When “I do” becomes “I don’t” our team of tried and tested divorce lawyers in Leicester are by your side. Whether you are facing divorce, dissolving a civil partnership, dealing with financial matters, need a Child Arrangements Order or a cohabitation agreement, our expert Leicester family solicitors will guide you through the process with care and empathy so you can move forward in life from a position of renewed strength. With family lawyers in Leicester and across Leicestershire, we are the largest specialist family law firm in the UK and a leading choice for a solicitor for divorce in the area.

Beth is highly experienced in all areas of family law with specific focus on financial and property disputes arising from divorce and child arrangements. Beth is Managing Partner at our Midlands offices, which includes Nottingham, Derby and Birmingham.

Date last reviewed: 24/06/2024


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