Our Family and Matrimonial team are dedicated lawyers who not only know the law surrounding these difficult family issues, but can also apply it with the necessary care, discretion and sensitivity. We are ranked Band 1 in Chambers & Partners UK 2014 with it being said that our team can “have extensive international knowledge” and “they are very well known in respect of child abduction work.”
Our head of department William Cross is enthusiastically praised as being “efficient, calm and incredibly good with clients,” and his “empathetic and sympathetic” manner is invaluable in challenging cases.
- Provide advice and support in all areas of family dispute ranging from pre-nuptial agreements to divorce, ancillary relief and financial settlements. Also provide advice and assistance regarding disputes over children and issues of domestic violence.
- On the panel of legal advisers to the Central Authority for Northern Ireland in cases involving international child abduction. Experience includes a successful appeal to the Supreme Court in relation to a landmark decision regarding the inchoate rights of grandparents in child abduction cases  UKSC 29.
- Provide advice on relocation applications including two recent successful applications (both of which were contested) for children to relocate with their mother to the United States of America.