The firms’ principal, John Hooper, together with his colleague Leon Messam, have many years of specialist family law experience between them. The firm has close contacts with specialist divorce Counsel, in London and the Provinces, along with forensic accountants and valuers.
We have extensive experience in representing both husbands and wives throughout the divorce process. We are instructed in cases both throughout the Midlands and further afield. We are independently recognised by both Legal 500 and Chambers as experts in our field.
Our experienced team of Family Law solicitors offer legal services in all aspects of Family and Child Law. However we are not able to offer Legal Aid.
We have considerable experience in dealing with the complex financial issues that arise upon the breakdown of a relationship.
Collaborative Family Law
We believe in resolving family law disputes by agreement providing that the clients’ interests are protected fully and providing that the agreement is a fair one.
International Family Law
A number of our past and present cases have involved foreign jurisdiction both within Europe and further afield. We have built up a trusted network of foreign colleagues to assist us in representing our clients in these jurisdictions.
Given their recent widespread publicity, we are increasingly instructed to assist clients in negotiating and drafting Prenuptial Agreements.
We have considerable experience in resolving both personal and financial issues between civil partners.
We both draft up Cohabitation Agreements and act for separating cohabitees in relation to both personal and children issues.
Entering into a written agreement recording ownership of your pets will help to avoid the heartache of a dispute should you separate from your partner in the future. We have created a bespoke ‘Pet-Nup’ agreement to assist with this. We understand that every pet owner’s circumstances will be different and the document will need to be tailored to ensure that it fits our client’s purposes.