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Divorce & Family Law Solicitors in London

Our team of family law specialists are highly regarded in their field of work and have extensive experience in their areas of expertise. They are accredited in the Legal 500 as one of the top law firms in the country and have countless positive reviews from clients, having an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 from clients on Review Solicitors.



The team are Resolution and Law Society accredited specialists dealing with all types of family law cases for married and unmarried couples including divorce and separation, fixed fee divorce, childcare proceedings, financial settlements and disputes relating to children. The team also offer a free initial 30-minute consultation to new clients by telephone, video call or in person and affordable prices without compromising on the quality of service received.

What our Family Law Solicitors in London Offer

Our solicitors believe in access to justice for all, and therefore offer affordable legal services, including fixed fee divorce packages.

The team also offer a free 30-minute consultation on your first visit, which can be made face-to-face, on the phone or video call, as well as flexible appointments that can be arranged to fit around lunch breaks or work commitments. Contact us on 02038 695 075 to make an appointment.

Following your consultation, our transparent charging system will keep you informed about where you stand. You can find a list of our fees here.

When the family law team take on your case, we step in your shoes and help you through what can be the most distressing experience of your life; the breakdown of a relationship and the impact upon children. The specialists are compassionate and considerate and truly understand what you are going through.

The family law team make every effort to make you feel as comfortable as possible and assist throughout that difficult journey.

How can Our Family Law Solicitors in London Help?

Our Family Law specialists can support you with:

Our Family Law Team

Our Family Law team can support you with all areas and stages of Family Law, such as:

Before Marriage

Before getting married you can protect your assets and finances by drawing up a prenuptial agreement. This is an agreement made by a couple before they marry concerning the ownership of their assets if the marriage should fail. For more details, see our Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements page.

When You’re Living Together

If you are living with a partner and not married, you can also protect your assets and finances by creating a cohabitation agreement. This agreement outlines what each party is entitled to if the relationship should fail. We can also support you through and unmarried separation where there is no cohabitation agreement in place, and help deal with finances, assets and children matters. For more information, visit our Unmarried Couples page.

When You Are Considering Divorce

The divorce process can be highly emotional and often made more complex by differing financial circumstances, any assets owned and situations and relationship where children are involved. Our experienced team of family law solicitors have a wealth of experience handling complex cases, involving both children and finances, and offer a fixed fee divorce package. We also have a Collaborative Law department and can act for clients who are seeking an amicable resolution.  For more information see our Divorce & Separation Page.

When Children Are Involved

We know that a divorce or separation can have a tremendous impact on children. If you are in the process of separating or getting divorced, and you have children, you will need to consider the arrangements for their future including whether a Child Custody Agreement (now known as child arrangement agreements). For more information see our Child Custody and Child Access page.

Additional Services

Our team can help you deal with all family law matters, including:

Change of Name

Domestic Abuse

Child Abduction

Post Nuptial Agreements

Children Law Matters

Contact us on 02038 695 075 to make an appointment.

Who Can We Help?

Our family law team can help:

– Married partners looking to divorce including fixed fee divorce

Unmarried partners looking to separate

– Engaged partners wishing to create a pre-nuptial agreement

Unmarried partners wishing to create a cohabitation agreement

– Separating couples with children

– Separating couples with assets to divide

– Professionals/public sector workers

– Those with pensions to claim or protect

– Business owners who are divorcing / separating their partners

– Individuals looking to legally change their name

Child abduction matters

– Matters relating to the welfare of children or have been contacted by social services.

The team off a free 30-minute consultation on your first appointment, which can be made face-to-face, on the phone or virtually. Contact us on 02038 695 075 to arrange at a time suitable for you.

Why Choose Howells

The Howells Matrimonial team is one of the best in the country and one of the largest in South Yorkshire. They been consistently highly ranked for family law work in the north by the Legal 500. Howells have over 40 years’ experience supporting families and are ranked high on Review Solicitors where they have a rating of 4.9 out of 5 for their client care. The team are also accredited by Resolution and the Law Society.

The team offer flexible appointments to suit your availability and are transparent with their fees, offering affordable services without compromising on quality. Being based in South Yorkshire they can also offer highly competitive prices. You can make an appointment face-to-face, on the phone or virtually. Contact us on 02038 695 075 to make an appointment.

The family law team at Howells are often praised by clients for their honesty, compassion, and down to earth approach with their clients, and are excellent at their client care making the process of your case far less stressful.

Our Fees

Our family law team offer transparent and affordable prices to suit all financial circumstances. You will always be kept up to date with costs and they offer fixed fees for most areas, so you are always in full control.

Find a full list of our fees here.

Free Consultation

The family law team offer a free 30-minute consultation on your first appointment, which can be made face-to-face, on the phone or by video call, as well as flexible appointments that can be arranged to fit around lunch breaks or work commitments. Contact us on 02038 695 075 to make an appointment.

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How can we help? Contact us today

Contact us on 02038 695 075 and one of our advisors will be in touch to discuss your situation. We will take some initial information and if we can help, we will book you in for a consultation with a legal professional.

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The Divorce and Separation team

The Howells Matrimonial team are one of the best in the country and one of the largest in South Yorkshire. The team are overseen by the hugely respected Alyson Siddall.

Sensitive and compassionate in her client relationships, Alyson Siddall understands that she is not dealing with ‘cases’ but with people, not bound by legal process but in real lives. Furthermore, Alyson has been a key part of Howells Solicitors for over 30 years and offers a wealth of expertise and experience. Alyson and the Matrimonial team are highly ranked in the Legal 500 rankingswith specific feedback on Alyson which is “Alyson Siddall is a very experienced matrimonial lawyer who is personable and approachable in addition to being an excellent solicitor”.

Sharon Lockwood is a highly regarded Family Law and Divorce Solicitor in Rotherham, with a specialism at dealing with complex cases involving children and high value assets. Sharon is very active in the local community of South Yorkshire and receives a high amount of praise from her clients and colleagues and has established herself as one of the most distinguish divorce specialists in the region.

John Clegg is a family specialist and covers all aspects of Matrimonial law including Divorce, civil partnership and cohabitation breakdown, financial matters arising on separation and divorce, the arrangements for children, pre and post-nuptial agreements and protection from domestic abuse. He has over 15 years’ experience in advising family clients and is highly focused on advising in the most constructive and cost-effective way possible.

Legal 500

The Legal 500 2022 edition ranks Family as a top tier firm in Yorkshire and Humber, saying “Family head Alyson Siddall, matrimonial specialist Sharon Lockwood are the key names at Howells Solicitors. Based in Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley respectively, they oversee a team that is particularly well known for high net worth cases…

The firm recently expanded its department with the addition of a collaborative law facility. John Clegg is an additional name to note.”

Alyson Siddall

0114 249 6659
Sharon Lockwood

Family Law

01709 364000
John Clegg

Family Law

0114 249 6795
Colin Musgrave

Family Law

0114 249 6709
Wendy Bailey

01226 805 190
Caroline Euinton

0114 249 6643
Ramandeep Kaur

0114 249 6703
Cody Minshall

0114 249 6656
Sophie Jensen

01226 668 803
Danielle Mahyar

01226 805 190
Laura Hill

0114 249 6638
Louise Ellis

Family Law

01709 364 000