James Scarborough

Senior Solicitor, St Albans

I recognise that every case is different and tailor my approach to meet my clients’ needs. I provide clear, practical advice, alleviating my clients from the burden of stress that inevitably follows family law difficulties. When necessary, I take a strong, robust approach to achieve clients’ goals.

Areas of Expertise
  • Child Maintenance
  • Children Issues
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Cohabiting Couples
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Financial Settlements
  • International Family Law
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Resolution Member
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James has experience in a breadth of family law issues, including divorce, finances, unmarried partners and children disputes.

James has two areas of specialty: advising on the removal, or the prevention thereof, of children from the jurisdiction and financial division upon divorce. The latter of these often includes significant assets and income, some of which involve prosperous businesses or sizeable pensions.

Although these are James’ areas of particular interest, he is fully committed to all aspects of family law and has experience in advising on the rights of unmarried partners, other children related issues, nuptial agreements, non-molestation and occupation orders.

James is a member of Resolution.

Training & employment experience

He studied Law at the University of Sheffield and then moved straight on to his Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in London. James then undertook his training contract at a firm in Cambridge, qualifying in 2013. Since then, he has specialised in family law, working in London before joining Stowe in St Albans, returning to the county in which he grew up.


James always prioritises the needs of his clients. He listens very carefully to instructions at the outset and carries out clients’ wishes efficiently and effectively. James acknowledges that his clients are often going through incredibly difficult times in their lives and therefore provides clear, concise and honest advice.

Outside of work

James is a keen sport enthusiast in his spare time, particularly football and cricket which he enjoys both watching and playing.

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Posts by James Scarborough
Children|Cohabitation April 11th 2019

Not married and maintenance: what are you entitled to?

We have published a number of articles previously on the blog about the myths of cohabitation and the lack of ...

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Can I change the locks if my ex-partner has moved out?

James Scarborough from the Stowe Family Law St Albans office joins us today to discuss this commonly asked question. “One ...

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Family|Separation December 31st 2016

Separation: a new year and a new start? By James Scarborough

The Christmas period is a very special time of the year for a huge number of people and the reasons ...

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