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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: I am 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 30 years ago. She has 31 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.


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

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

“Your advice was top class and bang on.”

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

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

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

“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

“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

“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

Professional Recommendations

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.”