• Our clients

    We have a large base of national and international clients. We represent clients who are not only UK-based but also clients who live abroad but wish to use the English legal system to pursue a divorce or the dissolution of a civil partnership.

  • Legal Separation

    Not all couples who separate will want a divorce. Some will prefer a legal separation instead – this may be appropriate where a divorce would not be palatable for religious reasons.

    A legal separation (sometimes called a judicial separation) allows a couple to live apart without divorcing or ending a civil partnership. However, like a divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership, a legal separation means that the court may exercise its power to divide your financial assets (except for pensions). This may be particularly suited to an older couple who want to preserve the pension provision between them.

  • Separation Agreement

    If you have not yet decided whether you want to end your marriage or civil partnership, you can enter into a separation agreement instead. This is a written agreement that can cover a range of areas such as what happens to the family home and who continues to live there, who pays the mortgage and other outgoings and what the arrangements for the children should be.

    You can have a separation agreement recording the terms of your financial arrangements where you have separated but have not yet taken divorce proceedings or started off the process of ending your civil partnership.  Be warned that such financial arrangements will be considered by a Court if and when you seek a financial order from the Court.

  • Memberships and Accreditations

    Our family lawyers are members of the national family justice organisation, Resolution, which promotes a constructive and cost-effective approach to family law issues — and that’s why we also have divorce and family law solicitors who are qualified as collaborative practitioners so that we can offer you Collaborative Family Law.

    This allows us to work together with other collaboratively trained divorce and family law solicitors to find solutions for your family without Court intervention.

    We also have experts who are Law Society Accredited and on the Law Society’s Family Law Advanced Panel. Where family law disputes cannot be resolved through negotiation and agreement, we take a firm and proactive approach to court proceedings. It is this experience and outlook that makes us stand out from the crowd.

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  • Complimentary Consultation

    If you would like to find out more about how our team of specialist family and divorce lawyers based in London can support you then please get in touch.

    You can book a complimentary 30 minutes consultation session with our friendly and knowledgeable Head of Family Law, Saika Alam. In the session, Saika will learn more about the challenges that you are facing and talk through how we can help.

    We understand that it is so important that you get to speak to your divorce and family lawyer before you make any kind of commitment to use them. You need to get to know your divorce and family lawyer as much as we need to get to know you. That is why we do not make a charge for your initial consultation with us.

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Saika Alam Partner - Head of Family Law

+44 (0) 20 7851 0110


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