Family LawOur family team is committed to supporting you through the different stages of your relationships.
We understand how difficult and upsetting the breakdown of a relationship can be for everyone involved and the emotional and financial pressures this entails. It is important that you understand your legal position as early as possible.
We provide clients with a bespoke service which is delivered by our experienced, skilled team. The team has the expertise to deal with each case in the most effective manner. We provide advice that is both realistic and objective, combining legal expertise with a commercial and sensitive approach. Our team also has members with foreign language skills which enables us to provide real expertise in cases with cross jurisdictional elements.
We provide advice and assistance at all stages of your relationship.
When you start a relationship:
- Pre-Nuptial Agreements and Post-Nuptial Agreements
- Pre-Civil Partnership Agreements and Post-Civil Partnership Agreements
- Cohabitation Agreements
Disputes relating to children:
- Contact and Residence (Child Arrangement Orders)
- Parental Responsibility matters
- Change of Name
- Child Maintenance matters
- International child abduction issues
- Relocation of your child (within the UK and abroad)
In addition to our team expertise:
We have excellent contacts with a range of professionals who can provide help, support and advice on:
- Investment and Tax Planning following divorce
- Wills and Trusts
- Child Maintenance
Our London based team is led by Mary-Ann Wright. She is known for her friendly but pragmatic, no-nonsense style in this challenging area of law.
The team are all members of Resolution (formerly the Solicitors' Family Law Association) and subscribe to a code of practice which promotes an approach to Family Law that is sensitive, constructive, cost-effective and most likely to result in an agreement.
Uniquely, our team is supported by five in-house specialist family law barristers and paralegals adding strength and depth to our offering. This ensures that all our clients receive the best possible advice and service.
What our clients say about us:
“The outcome is a significantly better deal than I had anticipated. I am delighted with the result you have achieved for me.”
“On a note of thanks, there has not been an occasion to date when your professional opinion has not been correct. I am utterly grateful for all that you and your team are doing.”
“From the very first moment you were all fully engaged in the process. You have driven it with energy, enthusiasm, professionalism, and where needed, understanding and compassion, and of course with skills that your predecessors did not seem to have."
What the Directories say about us:
“Mary-Ann Wright is a fearsome opponent who goes the extra mile to obtain the best results possible for her clients” Chambers & Partners 2016
Mary-Ann is “Noted for her very good judgement and commercially sensitive approach, which sees her regularly instructed on complex financial cases” Chambers & Partners 2016
Mary-Ann leads a team acknowledged as being a “real powerhouse” by Chambers & Partners 2016
Chambers & Partners (2015) ‘In a complicated case you can trust her to come up with the detail that is required in a cogent fashion’.
Chambers & Partners (2014) ‘A magic circle service at an affordable price’; Mary-Ann Wright ‘Offers real value for money in the world of London Family Lawyers.’
Legal 500 (2015) describes Mary-Ann as ‘Commercially Sensitive’.