Coming to a decision to separate, get divorced or having that decision announced to you, has many consequences and will bring many reactions and emotions, as with any other loss. Whilst the end of a relationship can for some understandably be...
How can we help?
Our award winning national team of family law and divorce solicitors is one of the largest in the country and has unrivalled experience in the full range of specialisms. We have specialist accredited lawyers dealing with divorce, financial and property issues following relationship breakdown, child care proceedings, domestic abuse, adoption, parental abduction and disputes relating to children - residence and contact. Call our family law team today on 0203 816 0548.
We believe in access to justice for all. We offer affordable legal services including fixed fee packages. Our charging system is transparent and we keep you informed at all times where you stand.
Our family law solicitors are proud to remain committed to legal aid funding if eligible. We know that consulting a lawyer can be stressful, daunting and expensive. We want to make that first step easier. We are able to offer an initial consultation of up to 1 hour followed by a comprehensive advice letter for £300.
Family law at Stephensons
We are one of a handful of firms nationally with the strength to handle every type of family law case, from a straightforward divorce to the most complex breakdowns involving disputes with children, high value matrimonial assets and international issues.
Our children lawyers deal with some of the most challenging cases involving social services intervention to removal of children; cases which include allegations of brain injury, shaken baby syndrome, sexual abuse, Munchausen’s syndrome, fabricated illness, the murder of the parent by another, allegations that a parent is involved in terrorism (including ISIS) or that a parent is involved in organised crime or criminal gangs.
We have excellent relationships with specialist barristers, accountants, independent financial advisers, surveyors, medical specialists, counsellors, agencies supporting children and survivors of abuse. When we take on your case we step in your shoes and help you through what is probably the most distressing experience of your life; the breakdown of a relationship or the threat of the loss of your child.
Our family team includes members of the Law Society’s Children Panel Accreditation Scheme as well as a significant number of Resolution accredited specialists.
Family law - areas of specialism
Children law - disputes, access & care proceedings
Representation in family court - advocacy
Memberships and accreditations
As a team or as individual lawyers, our family law specialists are active and leading members of, or approved by, key associations to enhance our ability to help you, including:
- Children Law Accreditation - The Law Society
- Child Concern
- Manchester Law Society
- Reunite Panel
- Child Concern
- Association of Lawyers for Children
- Greater Manchester Family Justice Council
Our specialist family solicitors are held in the highest regard by the Legal 500 and the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession. “The team gives it all, no matter how large or small the case” - Chambers UK
Michael Devlin enjoys a stellar reputation in legally aided child protection work, regularly representing children, local authorities and guardians in care proceedings. He is also noted for his capabilities in adoption proceedings with peers regarding him as “fantastic”. The team as a whole was ranked in the 2018 edition.
Stephensons Solicitors LLP has an ‘outstanding reputation in respect of family law’. Mike Devlin is a ‘composed and thoughtful advocate who is always extremely well prepared’ and Victoria Gethin is ‘efficient and caring’. Amanda Rimmer has particular expertise in high net-worth divorces and is ‘with her clients every step of the way’. Gwyneth John deals with all aspects of the law affecting children and is ‘extremely thoughtful and warm yet able to be assertive when needed’. Andrew Mountain is a ‘powerful advocate with enormous experience’. Tim Galbraith is a ‘very astute lawyer with a keen eye for detail who masters complex issues with ease and presents them simply and accurately to clients and professionals alike’. Jackie Price is efficient and compassionate’. This is a team that is ‘well respected by other professionals and by the judiciary’.
Award winning family law team
2016 - Solicitors Journal Awards - Family Team of the Year
2015 - Mike Devlin - Shortlisted Manchester Law Society - Partner of the Year
2015 - Shortlisted Liverpool Law Society Family Law Firm of the Year
2015 - Mike Devlin - Shortlisted - Jordan’s Family Law Partner of the Year
2014 - Jordan’s - Family Law Firm of the Year
2012 - Mike Devlin - Manchester Law Society Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year
If you would like to speak to a member of our award winning family law team please call us on 0203 816 0548 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will contact you directly to discuss your situation.
Family & Divorce Law at Stephensons - My Experience
Andrew McIntyre shares his experience of using the services of our family and divorce law team. Andrew turned to Stephensons when he began to have concerns over the health and well-being of his child. Here Andrew describes his experience of working with the family team at Stephensons and how family life has changed as a result.
We're widely accredited for our work - family law
It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf. Over the years our family law team has been recognised by industry awards and accredited for their excellence.
It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, and you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf.
The level of service that was provided was excellent and one which was professional, understanding and the most important for me was empathy. I myself am a very organised individual and like things done on time without delay, Stephensons understood this and respected what was important to me and for children.
View from a family, children & divorce law client
The national law firm, Stephensons has marked the end of 12 months of fundraising for its Charity of the Year, Derian House Hospice. Over the course of 12 months, through a range of fundraising activities, the firm has raised more than £6,000 for the...
- Victoria Gethin
- Karen Atkins
- Gwyneth John
- Andrew Mountain
- Amanda Rimmer
- Lauren Day
- Tim Galbraith
- Kath Geere
- Jackie Price
- Catherine Gaskell
- Laura Simmons
- Nicola Clayton
- Charlotte Ellingham
- Lauren Evans
- Hanna Fayle
- Emma Roberts
- Victoria Bailey
- Hannah Mallin
- Claire Pilling
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