Our family law team ensure that clients receive a sympathetic but practical approach to resolving difficulties and issues surrounding the family. Our team appreciate that when issues arise regarding the family it is a stressful time for many and it is our aim to guide our clients through the process as sensitively as possible.

A negotiated settlement is normally preferred, but where this is not possible we have the experience and resources to manage a case through to its conclusion in the Courts. We are experienced in handling large matrimonial assets and, where necessary, we can and will take action to protect both our client’s assets and
well being.

Our team also has extensive experience in child abduction matters under the Hague Convention.Furthermore, we can offer advice and assistance on any sort of relocation issue should it arise. We understand that it is in all parties’ best interests for such proceedings to be dealt with swiftly and efficiently.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Separation
  • Divorce
  • Disputes about money and property
  • Injunctions
  • Pre-nuptial agreements
  • Child abduction
  • Child relocation
  • Child contact/residence

Why Us?

We are a dedicated team of 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.

Our Experience

  • 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 [2014] 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.