Family Services

Our family lawyers have significant experience in resolving a whole range of sensitive, and often complex, family law concerns. Our expertise is not just with regard to difficulties arising from the breakdown of a relationship – the divorce procedure, financial settlement of matrimonial assets, and the arrangements that need to be made for the children. We are increasingly instructed for advice in new relationships to help plan for the future – this is often when a couple co-habits for the first time, or is seeking to make arrangements ahead of an impeding marriage.

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 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.

We are experienced in assisting LGBTQIA+ clients across a range of family law issues.

From the outset, you will find that our solicitors will listen to you, support you, and put into effect the most appropriate way to resolve your concerns and priorities. We understand that it is vitally important to be empathetic and flexible in our approach so that you feel confident the advice that you receive at all times is pragmatic, clear, realistic, and cost-effective.

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

Please see our family services below.

  1. Expertise
  2. Testimonials

‘Very down-to-earth approach. The lawyers provide a huge amount of support to clients and provide practical, realistic advice at all times. Always very well prepared. Adam Bowes is incredibly personable and fantastic to work with. He is always completely on top of all the facts of the case and takes a very sensible approach, whilst still pushing for the best for his client‘.

'A small team offering a bespoke service to a diverse range of clients. The existence of broader commercial, property and criminal teams enables clients easily to access advice on such areas which are often relevant to family law disputes.'

‘I have referred clients to RFB and have found that the responses are prompt and concise. It has a good team structure and deals with a wide range of family issues. Adam Bowes in particular is very approachable and works collaboratively. He has no hesitation in picking up the phone to discuss matters and move matters forward with a good resolution for both clients. He has a very good manner with clients, is very patient and explains issues to clients in a way that they understand‘.

‘I have used the RFB team for a number of legal reasons and always found them to be more personable than transactional – a key differentiator from past interactions with other legal firms.'

‘With the advent of COVID 19, the firm switched seamlessly to online and video call consultations. My solicitor really took the time to explain things clearly and comprehensively, discuss needs and intentions, and advocate for me as the client‘.