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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 £200.
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, children & divorce - areas of specialism
- Divorce law
- Children law - disputes, access & care proceedings
- Child care proceedings
- Agreements & financial settlements
- Ending a civil partnership
- Representation in family court - advocacy
- Fixed price services
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” The Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession.
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 a ‘large and strong team’ that is led by Mike Devlin, who runs a ‘tight, efficient and client-focused ship’. Devlin has a ‘good reputation for his knowledge and skill in the area of care and children work in particular’. Donna Roberts is a ‘very capable lawyer whose knowledge and case management is second to none’. Gwyneth John is ‘competent and experienced; she does not make false promises but does her very best to achieve realistic aims’. Andrew Mountain is ‘very reliable and efficient and can diffuse tensions in difficult situations; he has the confidence to challenge without ever being confrontational’. Anna White ‘really fights her clients’ corner but is also good at challenging her clients when needed’. The team is particularly well known for its representation of children, parents, couples, guardians and local authorities in all aspects of family and children law.
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
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 been shortlisted in two categories at the British Wills and Probate Awards 2018. Stephensons is nominated for Solicitor Firm of the Year (Regional – North) and for Best use of Marketing and Social Media. ...
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- Mike Devlin
- Karen Atkins
- Gwyneth John
- Victoria Melling
- Andrew Mountain
- Amanda Rimmer
- Donna Roberts
- Lauren Day
- Tim Galbraith
- Kath Geere
- Jackie Price
- Ceri Thomas
- Gillian Tuck
- Anna White
- Catherine Gaskell
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- Charlotte Ellingham
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