Family Law Solicitors
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 high net worth individuals find other ways to reach a negotiated settlement such as through mediation or arbitration.
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.
Our family lawyers are based in Tunbridge Wells and Kings Hill, Kent and in Cannon Street London. As many of our clients are from Kent, Sussex or Surrey, we often meet with them at home or their place of work. For clients based abroad, we regularly meet using SKYPE or video conferencing.
It is often prudent to make arrangements at the start of your relationship. Prenuptial agreements 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.
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.
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“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.”
Cripps has a good reputation for financial matters and is also recognised for its work on the children side.
“Exceptional at the partner level”, with “a good support structure”.
Peers describe the team as “really excellent with great strength at the junior end,” while clients applaud its responsiveness, support and efficiency.
“They provide good value for money and an excellent support service for their clients.”
“Its strengths are an undoubted expertise in the field of law and the ability to relate this to its client’s circumstances.”
“Highly professional, candid and totally committed to his client’s best interests.”
“You have guided me fairly with excellent advice. I don’t think that we would be here without your professionalism.”
“The difference you have made in all our lives has been profound.”
“It was extremely useful to get Alex’s insight and experience and I now look forward to the next steps with more confidence.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“I cannot speak highly enough of them and I would recommend them without hesitation. They give great, realistic appraisals of what the outcome might be and always keep me up to date on their progress.”
“The team is very professional and supportive. I can always reach someone if I have a particular problem or concern.”
Alex Davies is head of the firm’s family department and is respected for his experience across areas such as children matters and financial issues arising from divorce. Sources note that “he is sensible, proactive and good with clients.”
I would like to say a heartfelt thank you for your help and wise counsel. You've been amazing and I really appreciate all you have done. (Benjamin Carter)
“The advice I have received has been excellent and the quality of service has been brilliant all the way through”
"...the team was responsive, commercial and sensible”.
“Vanda is friendly and professional and always takes time to explain any issue that I am unsure of. Her advice has been invaluable and any queries raised have been handled very quickly”.
"I want to say thank you so so much Alex, for all your advice and help. You spoke to me at such short notice and immediately made me feel better."
"Cripps ‘has considerable depth of knowledge on family law issues’"
"Department leader and high-value financial remedy specialist Alex Davies, cross-border finance expert Vanda James and senior associate and wealth protection specialist Katy-Louise Allen are all recommended"
"...they simply could not have been more helpful every step of the way"
"I have never dealt with a firm who go above and beyond so much."
"They are very experienced and brilliant at what they do, and I always know what to expect."
"Cripps has a "very good reputation" for its private client practice, which often handles complex, high-value matters with international aspects."
"I'm very, very impressed with the firm," reports an interviewee, while another praises "the clear professional advice that they offer and the swift responses that they always give."
"Sources also describe them as 'innovative, forward-looking and flexible.'"
“I am ever so grateful for all of your efforts throughout this process. Your reassuring conduct has been an ever-present source of comfort.”
“You are an asset to me, one hundred percent on my side. You are meticulous in preparation and pragmatic in your advice.”
“It has been an extremely challenging period of my life and I am grateful for the support and advice I have been given by you.”
“In a confusing and stressful time, you made everything clear. Thank you for all that you did and the hard work that must go on behind the scenes. It is truly appreciated.”
“I am extremely grateful to the advice you provided me over the past few months;I achieved the best result I could have hoped for”