Staff Profile

Alyson Siddall
Partner and Head of the Family Department
Family Law Solicitor Alyson Siddall
0114 249 6659
Based at: Sheffield
Qualified: 1987
Joined Howells: 1988
Practice Area: Matrimonial
Memberships: Alyson is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in the areas of Children Law (Private) and Complex Financial Remedies

Alyson has worked exclusively in the area of Matrimonial Law since joining Howells 31 years ago. She has 33 years post qualification experience and specialises in the areas of Divorce and financial remedy, financial advice in cohabitation cases, pre and post nuptial agreements and private children proceedings. Furthermore, she is also a Resolution trained Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer.


Thanks for all your help with everything. It’s been a journey, but one I couldn’t have done without you.” – March, 2021

I can't praise Alyson Siddall and her team highly enough. They are meticulous, reassuring, and highly skilled, and have helped me through a very difficult time with professionalism and compassion. They are worth every penny I paid them.” – November, 2020

Many thanks for your support through all of this; I am so pleased I chose you” – October, 2020

“Thanks for your help throughout the whole process Alyson – you've been wonderful” – September, 2020

Alyson made me feel extremely comfortable, I was initially upset and nervous at the beginning at my first visit, as it is a stressful time going through a divorce, but I was made to feel at ease, and Alyson made me feel relaxed, she explained everything in detail what to expect through each stage of the divorce, so I came away feeling confident. I was very pleased with the service I received throughout my divorce. I was that pleased with Howells Solicitors, I am now using their conveyancing solicitors for the sale of my property. Thank you Alyson” – 2019

“You have an excellent reputation and I can see why. You made me feel much more positive and in control. ” – 2019

“You made a very difficult time for me bearable – I cannot thank you enough.” – 2019

“Your advice was top class and bang on.” – 2019

“You really know what you are doing, I would have no hesitation in recommending you to my friends or colleagues.” – 2019

“I am eternally grateful to you for obtaining the outcome that I wanted without pitching myself and my ex at each other’s throats.” – 2019

“Thank you for allowing us to divorce with dignity and respect. Your advice was brilliant and your patience very much appreciated. ” – 2019

“This has been a difficult period and your help advice and assistance throughout this period has been very much appreciated. What may be everyday business for you is very much an emotional journey and your attitude, helpfulness and style of communication has made the journey more tolerable, knowing someone is looking out for you and available to answer whims and what may appear silly questions.” – 2018

“Thank you for your prompt and helpful advice during the course of my Divorce Proceedings. This was a very difficult time in my life and guidance and timely responses were very much appreciated.” – 2018

“Thank you for all your hard work I couldn't have done it without you” – Ms L. J – 2016

“I am very happy to have chosen yourself and Howells to represent me. Thank you once more for your support, understanding and guidance through this difficult and delicate matter.” – Mr D. H, 2014

“Many, many thanks for all you help over the last two and a half years. It has been a very difficult time in my life, made less so by your being there.” – Mr S. T, 2013

Professional Recommendations

The Legal 500 2020 guide to law firms and lawyers ranks the Family department highly in Yorkshire and states that “Howells has a well-established and reliable family law practice throughout the South Yorkshire region. The group has a particularly good reputation for childcare work but also fields some good solicitors specialising in financial remedy and TOLATA work‘.”

“Alyson Siddall is a very experienced matrimonial lawyer who is personable and approachable in addition to being an excellent solicitor”

The Legal 500 2018 guide to law firms and lawyers ranks the Family department highly in Yorkshire and states that “Howells handles the full spectrum of matrimonial work and children law matters. Alyson Siddall is 'hugely experienced but always still keen to learn', and heads the department which benefits from individuals based across Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley. Siddall is regularly instructed in complex financial arrangements and has additional expertise in private children matters and collaborative law.”