Family Department

Whether you are ending a relationship or making a new one official, our family law specialists are experts in their field, providing straightforward and pragmatic advice on everything from pre-nuptial and pre-civil partnership agreements to divorce and separation.

With a client base that includes City professionals, entrepreneurs and senior executives, as well as public figures from the world of sports, arts and entertainment, we are well-versed in handling disputes over high value property and financial issues, including those involving overseas assets. Our clear, commercial and objective advice is individually tailored to each case, and we aim to help you secure a fair financial outcome and to assist you in making the best possible future arrangements for your children.

Individuals in our team are members of Resolution and the Law Society Family Panel, so you can be confident that your case is handled by a specialist. This expertise means we can help you choose the most practical option to resolve your issues, including negotiation, mediation, or litigation. We can also work alongside colleagues in our other departments to help you implement any solution by dealing with your conveyancing, wills, and any commercial arrangements – meaning you get a streamlined, cost-effective service.

Our clients’ recommendations are testament to the excellent service that we provide.

Where we can help

Relationship Breakdown

We advise on all aspects of a relationship breakdown (separation, divorce, or dissolution of a civil partnership), including in relation to financial, property and business assets (domestic and overseas), and arrangements for children.

Pre-nuptial, civil partnership and co-habitation agreements

If you are thinking of getting married, entering into a civil partnership or moving in with a partner, we can help you to consider how best to arrange your affairs at the start of your relationship and to decide whether you may benefit from entering into a formal agreement.

Domestic violence

We are on the National Centre for Domestic Violence Panel of solicitors, and are experienced in making emergency applications to court when necessary to protect victims of domestic abuse or to secure arrangements for children.

Our specialist areas of expertise include:

Asset freezing injunctions

Children issues

Civil partnership dissolution / separation

Co-habitation disputes

Domestic abuse / injunctions

Divorce and Separation

Financial and property issues

High value family and business assets

International and jurisdictional disputes

Living together / relationship agreements


Parenting issues

Pre- and post-nuptial / pre- and post-civil partnership agreements

Social Services / child protection

{*Between April 2011 and February 2012, 68% of separating and former partners reached an agreement at publicly-funded family mediation. (Source – Legal Aid Agency).}

City office

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP
326 Old Street
London EC1V 9DR
DX: 137773 Finsbury 5

020 7613 1402

020 7613 2711  


West End office

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP
77A Baker Street
London W1U 6RF
DX: 42722 Oxford Circus North

020 7467 5757

020 7467 5758

Manchester office

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP
111 Piccadilly
Manchester M1 2HY

DX: 6967003 Manchester 94 M

0161 694 4404

0161 638 0930

Istanbul Office

Ronald Fletcher Baker Danismanlik Hizmetleri Avukatlik Ortakligi
Tesvikiye Cadessi
No: 28 Alhambra Apartmani
Nisantasi, İstanbul

07736 364222

Emergency number

07538 490647

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Company number OC345891

City office ID 512598
West End office ID 523362.
Manchester office ID 630156

V.A.T. registration number: 2206798 63VAT

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