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Our team of elite divorce lawyers and family solicitors in London Chancery Lane is led by Managing Partner Gavin Scott and located at 8 Fulwood Place, just a 2-minute walk from Chancery Lane and a 5-minute walk from Holborn tube stations.
We are highly experienced in advising and acting in all areas of family law with a particular focus on resolving complex financial matters and protecting the welfare of children during a divorce or separation. While our divorce lawyers have a reputation for being excellent litigators, we encourage dialogue between spouses and will also guide you on the more amicable approaches including alternative methods of dispute resolution, in the interest of reducing time, cost, anxiety and stress.
Our domestic and international clients range from high-net-worth individuals with complex financials to local professionals with more straightforward matters. Many of them have complex businesses, pensions and trust arrangements, inherited or overseas assets and may have a public profile.
Protect your assets
We have a strong success rate in resolving financial disputes, whether you are looking to protect your wealth or secure your financial position for the future. We work hand-in-hand with our in-house accountancy team to ensure you get the best representation and financial outcome.
Many of our family solicitors are Resolution Accredited Specialists, so we’ll always provide the best divorce lawyer to meet your specific needs.
By your side
We combine our keen legal knowledge with a very personable approach and client care. We will actively work towards achieving an out-of-court settlement. If this is not possible we are highly experienced in litigation to achieve a fair resolution.
Alternative routes to court (arbitration, mediation and collaborative law) encourage ex-partners to find solutions through dialogue, often reducing conflict and expense later. That’s mainly due to litigation often being required when the parties are at odds on child arrangements and how finances should be divided. Waiting for a hearing at the Family Court certainly won’t speed things up and will require more of your divorce lawyer’s time – which in turn will have a bearing on cost.
An amicable route will more often reduce the issues in dispute or make them easier to agree, leading to a smoother, quicker resolution.
Children and family finances
In divorce proceedings, the welfare of children is of the utmost importance on all levels, including in the eyes of the court. Hostile divorces can have a detrimental impact on children, so the court tends to be more obliging where steps have been taken to protect them through a more amicable resolution. We, therefore, advise all parents that court proceedings should be considered a last resort. Our family solicitors are here to help you and your children during the transitional period of legal separation. That includes connecting you to support groups and informing you of your legal options should disputes arise.
Very few cases only involve legally ending a marriage or relationship. Arrangements usually need to be made for any children of the family along with finances including property, investments, businesses, pensions and income.
Other factors affecting financial settlements include the length of the marriage, the standard of living during the marriage and the contribution made by each spouse to family life, assets and wealth.
The same applies to child arrangements. Will they be managed between parents, or will involvement from the Child Maintenance Service be needed?
Many clients return to us long after divorce when their circumstances change. For instance, when amendments to maintenance are sought by a divorced parent who believes that the previously agreed level of maintenance is too low, or too high. On occasions, it may be possible for a former spouse to receive a large ‘capitalised’ sum of money in place of ongoing spousal maintenance to finally achieve a clean break.