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Family solicitors you can trust in Southgate

  • 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

020 801 75326

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

5th Floor
The Grange
100 High St
London
N14 6BN

Postal address

Stowe Family Law LLP
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Yorkshire House
Greek Street
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LS1 5SH

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We offer an award winning service

Our team of Southgate family lawyers

Phoebe Turner
“Great at putting the legal jargon into lay person’s language” (Legal 50...
Managing Partner, London
Sarah Peters
Sarah specialises in matters involving financial remedy, divorce, disputes between cohabit...
Team Leader Partner, London
Raj Bhattoa
Raj has been practising Family Law for over 15 years and is Head of Stowe’s Bromley...
Partner, London
Chantel Fenton
Chantel is the Regional Team Leader for London and the South East, managing a team of Lega...
Regional Team Leader (London and South East)
 
Andrea Chrysostomou
Andrea joined Stowe Family Law as a Legal Assistant in 2022.
Legal Assistant, London
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Professional and empathetic Southgate Family Solicitors

Our team of divorce lawyers and accountants in Southgate are among the most respected in North London. We work closely with our clients to understand their unique circumstances and to develop tailored legal strategies that meet their specific needs. Our approach is grounded in empathy and respect, and we strive to ensure that our clients feel supported and informed throughout the process of divorce or separation. Whether you are dealing with complex financial issues, child custody matters, prenuptial agreements or other challenges related to divorce, our team is here to provide the guidance and expertise you need to move forward with confidence.

We take pride in our ability to provide clear and straightforward guidance, using language that is easy to understand. We know that the legal system can be intimidating and overwhelming, and we believe that our clients have the right to feel informed and empowered throughout the process of divorce. With our team of expert divorce lawyers and accountants by your side, you can feel confident that you are receiving the highest quality legal representation and guidance available in Southgate and throughout North London.

Our Southgate family solicitors are led by Partner Raj Bhattoa, a lawyer who has been practising family law for over 15 years.

Expert Legal Guidance for Complex Family Law Matters in Southgate

Our client base, which includes both domestic and international individuals, spans a wide spectrum of financial backgrounds and legal needs. Some are high-net-worth individuals with complex financial arrangements, while others are local professionals with more straightforward matters.

Clients often have complex businesses, pensions, and trust arrangements, as well as inherited or overseas assets. We are adept at handling these situations and provide expert guidance to ensure that their interests are protected. Some of our clients may have a public profile, and we are committed to providing the utmost discretion and confidentiality in all our dealings. Regardless of the complexity of the situation, our goal is always to provide our clients with the highest quality legal representation and support.

Safeguarding Your Financial Future During Divorce Proceedings

Our expert team of family law solicitors are committed to achieving successful outcomes in resolving financial disputes and securing suitable divorce settlements. We understand that financial issues can be particularly contentious in divorce cases, and we are skilled at providing expert guidance to help protect your wealth and financial future.

The solicitors work closely with our in-house forensic accountancy team to ensure that you receive the best possible representation and financial outcome. We understand the complexities of financial arrangements and will provide tailored legal advice to help ensure that your interests are protected. Whether you are looking to secure your financial position for the future or protect your wealth, our team of experts is here to help. With our support, you can have confidence that your financial well-being is in good hands.

Tailored Legal Advice from Resolution Accredited Southgate Solicitors

Our team of family law solicitors in Southgate includes several Resolution Accredited Specialists, ensuring that we can provide you with the best possible legal representation for your specific needs in divorce cases. We understand that every client’s situation is unique, and we will work with you to find the right lawyer who can provide tailored legal advice to meet your specific requirements.

Our approach to legal representation combines our extensive legal knowledge with a personal touch and a strong focus on client care. We prioritize the pursuit of out-of-court settlements, leveraging our negotiation skills to achieve a fair and amicable resolution. However, in cases where litigation is necessary, we have a wealth of experience and expertise to effectively represent our clients and fight for their rights.

Our London team of specialist lawyers are trusted by their clients and peers, helping clients achieve great outcomes for themselves and their families. We specialise in divorce, (international) finances, and children disputes, with specialist teams for surrogacy, adoption and pre nuptial agreements.

Our legal cases have included…

  • Representing celebrities and sports professionals in divorce proceedings, including with child and financial arrangements.
  • Acting for wife in financial remedy proceedings with assets up to £5 million including a number of significant collections that involved specialist valuers.
  • Acting for the wife in a multi-million-pound case involving properties in England, India and Kenya, international business interests and a disputed interest in land in India.
  • Representing the father in an estimated £9.5 million case with the mother bringing proceedings in Spain under the Hague Convention.

What our clients say

Visit our Southgate family law solicitors

5th Floor, The Grange, 100 High St, London, N14 6BN

Our team of elite divorce lawyers and family solicitors in Southgate is located on the 5th Floor of The Grange (Regus), with a local tube connection available via Southgate (3-minute walk). If arriving by car, Leigh Hunt Drive Car Park is just around the corner from the Regus office building.

Other nearby Stowe offices can be found in London Victoria, Richmond, Rickmansworth and St Albans.

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

  • 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 our Southgate family law solicitors near you

More about our Southgate family law solicitors near you

  • In-house accountancy support

    “The firm benefits from having an in-house forensic accountancy support for the really complex financial cases.”  Legal500

    The team can track down assets across the world, understand complicated financial structures and provide accurate valuations.

  • Our family law and divorce expertise

    If you’re looking to start the divorce process, or if you’ve been served with a divorce petition or papers, you will be looking for expert support, delivered sympathetically and with compassion. Family law is all we do, and it has been our specialty for over 30 years, so we’re also able to help with complex international divorce issues, family law matters and all the challenges that can appear once the divorce process has begun.

    The divorce process can be confusing, and for many, it can instil a sense of anxiety and frustration; which is why we take great care to outline the emotional, practical and legal challenges that lie ahead whilst providing next steps so that you can move forward to achieve the outcome you’re looking for.

    We can provide guidance on completing the divorce petition, through to negotiating financial settlements and child arrangement orders. Our expert team of family lawyers are based in offices located at 5th Floor, The Grange (N14 6BN) so we’re well placed to help you if you’re looking for family law solicitors in North London.

  • Family finances and financial divorce settlements

    Each marriage is different, and this is always reflected in your finances. Trying to unpick years of financial ties can feel overwhelming, and there are often complex financial issues that need to be resolved. Financial settlements (also known as divorce settlements) can cover everything from pensions, to investments, the family home, and even assets you owned before getting married; so getting expert financial and legal help is important if you’re looking to protect your assets while providing for your family once the divorce is finalised.

    We have experience in dealing with complex financial matters, property and estates; as well as catering to high net worth individuals and clients with assets abroad, so if you are looking to achieve a fair settlement while protecting your assets, our financial settlement lawyers and forensic accounting team can help you.

    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.

  • Non-confrontational resolution of family disputes

    Alternative routes to court (arbitration, divorce 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 (formerly known as child custody) 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. It’s for these reasons that we recommend that family disputes be managed in a non-confrontational way. For more information on the methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that are open to you, we’ve outlined each in our guide to out of court settlements.

  • Cohabitation agreements

    Our family law solicitors have worked with couples across North London who have opted to cohabit rather than marry. At the moment, the law does not provide the same protections to unmarried couples as it does to married couples – where the ‘common-law partner’ is actually a myth. This can lead to difficult challenges later should you decide to separate. At Stowe Family Law, we have cohabitation lawyers on hand to provide guidance on how you can legally protect yourselves, often preparing a cohabitation agreement that will outline what should happen when a joint property is sold, how bills should be divided, and how each partner will contribute, and much more. Whether you’re looking to move in together, or if you’re just looking for peace of mind on the handling of your joint assets, we can help. For more information on our support for cohabiting couples, read through our cohabitation guide.

  • Why choose Stowe Family Law Southgate?

    Our family law experts have decades of experience and have access to hundreds of years’ worth of expertise from our teams across the country. We’re the UK’s largest family law specialist, delivering tailored service and expertise, locally to you.

    Our client-centric approach has seen us recognised by the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners for our commitment to outstanding client service and client success.

    We understand that the best outcomes are often achieved amicably, where positive relationships persist long after your need for us had ended, so many of our North London lawyers are members of Resolution; a network of legal experts who are committed to promoting a constructive approach to dispute resolution that focuses on meeting the needs of the whole family and achieving a positive outcome.

    Clients frequently cite our compassion, empathy and our ability to deliver the ‘hard facts’ and clear guidance they need to move forward with their case, and their lives.

  • More from our London Southgate office

Phoebe Turner is the managing partner of our London office. She practices a broad range of private family matters, including divorce; complex financial disputes; and injunction proceedings. She frequently deals with complex, high net worth cases involving trusts, business and assets located outside the jurisdiction. Pheobe is the Managing Partner of our London, Bromley and Richmond offices.

Date last reviewed: 20/06/2024

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