When a relationship ends, the legal consequences can be complicated. Our family solicitors guide you through the legal process, allowing you to move on with your life.



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Family

There are many different ways to resolve financial issues and decide your children’s future. If you want to avoid court, our family law solicitors help you find other ways to reach a negotiated settlement such as through mediation or arbitration.

 

If court is unavoidable we will represent you effectively so as to achieve the right outcome for you, whether relating to financial claims, children’s arrangements or domestic violence.

 

Our team of specialist family solicitors are experienced in dealing with complex cases. So whether you need to resolve issues relating to ownership of the matrimonial home or complex assets or trusts, we are able to help.

 

It is often prudent to make arrangements at the start of your relationship. Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are used by many to protect their interests. English courts have confirmed the importance of nuptial agreements and will usually follow them unless the terms are unfair or don’t meet the needs of one party or children of the family.

 

We recommend that couples living together sign a cohabitation agreement, as they do not have the same legal protection as married couples or those in civil partnerships.

 

Many of our clients have inherited wealth, are business or landowners or have senior jobs in central London; this breadth of experience has made us adept at helping people with complex financial affairs.

 

We also have numerous international clients. Our extensive experience of cross-border tax and succession planning means we can tap into our network of family lawyers across the world if needed.

 

Our team appreciates that separations can be distressing. We treat you with sensitivity and explain your options and their consequences clearly and carefully. We can also meet you outside normal business hours and away from our offices.

 

All our family solicitors belong to Resolution, an organisation committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes.

Awards

Testimonials

“They consider the case not only on its merits but with an eye on underlying economics – risk, probability and outcome – providing the client with a sound basis upon which to make sensible decisions.”

Chambers UK - A Client's Guide to UK Solicitors

Cripps has a good reputation for financial matters and is also recognised for its work on the children side.

The Legal 500

“Exceptional at the partner level”, with “a good support structure”.

The Legal 500

Peers describe the team as “really excellent with great strength at the junior end,” while clients applaud its responsiveness, support and efficiency.

Chambers UK - A Client's Guide to UK Solicitors

“They provide good value for money and an excellent support service for their clients.”

Chambers UK - A Client's Guide to UK Solicitors

“Its strengths are an undoubted expertise in the field of law and the ability to relate this to its client’s circumstances.”

Chambers UK - A Client's Guide to UK Solicitors

“Highly professional, candid and totally committed to his client’s best interests.” (Alex Davies)

Chambers UK - A Client's Guide to UK Solicitors

“You have guided me fairly with excellent advice. I don’t think that we would be here without your professionalism.” (Kate Lovegrove)

A private client

“The difference you have made in all our lives has been profound.” (Kate Lovegrove)

A private client

“It was extremely useful to get Alex’s insight and experience and I now look forward to the next steps with more confidence.” (Alex Davies)

A private client

“Working with your team over the last year and half has been a massive help, they have been very helpful, and understanding with the problem I have gone through.” (Claire Tollefson)

A private client

“Once again, many thanks for all your help and understanding. I too have enjoyed, if that is the right word, working with you on this and very glad I was recommended to you.”

A private client

“I was very reluctant to involve any firm of solicitors but as a result of the meeting with Alex I was wholly reassured on this thanks to his sympathetic and comprehensive review of all that might be involved.”

A private client

“Your application of expertise and knowledge, evident in your balanced and calm advice, has made this difficult time measurably less stressful, and I greatly appreciate that.” (Alex Davies and Rebecca Hawley)

A private client

“May I take this opportunity to commend Kate Lovegrove for her sensitive handling of my affairs; she has been instrumental in helping me to safeguard my future. Her assistance in financial arrangements over the past  year is much appreciated.”

A private client