Family Law Services
Our Family Law specialists can support with:
Family Law Team
Our team of Family Law specialists are highly regarded in their field of work and have unrivaled experience in their specialisms.
The team are one of the largest in the South Yorkshire region and have accredited specialists dealing with divorce and separation, child care proceedings, domestic abuse, adoption, child abduction and disputes relating to children.
Our Family Law Solicitors have excellent relationships with specialist barristers, accountants, independent financial advisers, surveyors, medical specialists, counselors, agencies supporting children and survivors of abuse.
Our Solicitors believe in access to justice for all, and therefore offer affordable legal services including fixed fee packages. Furthermore, the team offer a free 30 minute consultation on your first visit. We offer flexible appointments to fit around your needs and they can be arranged fit around lunch breaks or work commitments.
Following your consultation, our charging system is transparent and we keep you informed at all times where you stand.
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 or the threat of the loss of your child. The specialists are compassionate, 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 it’s important to remember that they are ordinary people like you, they just have a special set of skills.
Our Family Law team offer a free 30 minute consultation for new clients. We offer flexible appointments that can be arranged around your work schedule.
Our Family Law team are transparent with their prices and offer a variety of fixed fees. These can be found here.
2 steps to contacting Howells:
We’ll listen carefully to you, clarify what you’re trying to achieve, and then explain if and how we can help you. We will take some initial information and liaise with a legal professional regarding your case. If it looks like we can help, we will book you in for a consultation with a legal professional.
The Family Law team
The Howells Matrimonial team are one of the best in the country and one of the largest in South Yorkshire. It has been consistently highly ranked for family law work in the north, and is overseen by the hugely respected Alyson Siddall. The team are also Resolution accredited who recognise members who demonstrate excellence in the practice of family law.
Sensitive and compassionate in her client relationships, Alyson Siddal 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 rankings, with 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 is an ambassador for the Bluebell Wood Children Hospice. Sharon 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, pre and post-nuptial agreements and protection from domestic abuse.
Howells was highly ranked as a law firm for Family Law by Chambers UK. The prestigious guide said Howells is “Increasingly active in dealing with high net worth cases and child abduction cases over the past year. Bolstered by a designated mediation and collaborative law group.”
The Legal 500 2018 ranks the Family department highly 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. Sharon Lockwood is another key name to note for financial work, while Sarah Walker is highlighted for childcare matters.”