Family Law

A relationship breakdown can happen at any time often when least expected. If and when it happens you will need expert advice, guidance and support.

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Whether you are facing a relationship breakdown on divorce, civil partnership dissolution or separating after having simply lived together you will need specialist legal advice. You will want to ensure the best and most successful outcome. 

You will need advice on the financial consequences arising from the relationship breakdown including dealing with all assets whether on or off shore, including property, business interests, pensions and trusts. You may also need advice to deal with issues relating to the children.

When entering into a relationship or when already in a relationship you may need an expert view on pre or post nuptial agreements or cohabitation agreements. 

Our national family law team, of 15 people, combines expert, decisive, commercial advice. We’re friendly and approachable. Recognised as one of the leading teams in the UK.

Recent quotes from our clients via Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 include:

"Highly geared towards customer service and client care, whilst continually giving realistic advice."

"Delighted with the outcome, which exceeded my expectations."

 "a Magic Circle service at an affordable price".

"First-rate" department has "superb mastery of detail, but never loses sight of the bigger picture".



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Some of our experts

Elspeth Kinder


I am an expert in a broad range of family law and divorce matters, including financial settlement on divorce, pre and post-nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, and separated parent matters relating to appropriate arrangements for children.

David Pickering

Partner - National Head of Family

I am National Head of the Family Team and am rated as a leader in my field for the provision of expert family law advice.

Mary-Ann Wright

Partner - Head of Family (London & Birmingham)

I am a Partner and Head of the Family Law Team in our London and Birmingham offices. My expertise encompasses all aspects of family law, in particular divorce, financial claims, wealth management and children matters.

Beverley Jones

Partner - Head of Family Department (Liverpool)

Heading the family team in Liverpool, I am a family and matrimonial expert who deals with all aspects of family law.

Gareth Curtis


I am an Associate in the family team, based in Manchester. I represent clients across the UK and internationally, including Australia and the Far East.

DWF Family Law Brochure

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