Roland deals with all aspects of family law including divorce and financial matters with significant experience of complex and high-value cases as well as those matters with a business or agricultural element. He also deals with private-law children matters and has a particular interest and expertise in intractable and difficult child arrangements disputes. Roland also deals with child maintenance disputes and litigation as well as civil partnership and cohabitation and property matters.

In particular Roland specialises in:

  • Divorce
  • Separation (unmarried couples)
  • Financial matters alongside divorce and separation
  • Nuptial agreements
  • Child arrangements matters
  • Parental responsibility and paternity issues
  • Alternative family structures and issues
  • Civil cohabitation and property disputes
  • Injunction proceedings
  • CSA/CMS and child maintenance disputes
  • Civil partnership dissolution
  • Change of name
  • Private individuals
  • Successfully acting for the father in a complex child arrangements matter involving an intractable mother and where the client faced serious allegations of sexual abuse of his daughter (when 3).
  • Successfully acting for a man who acted as sperm donor for a same-sex couple (he himself being in a same-sex relationship) at High Court level with a complex set of multi-party proceedings where the child was also involved via their Guardian and with allegations of serious emotional and psychological harm.
  • High value financial relief proceedings involving agricultural property and complicated land holdings and property and title issues.
  • Cases involving foreign property and assets.
  • Defended divorce cases.
  • Representing a same-sex relationship client in complex proceedings about the legal principles concerning length of relationship.
  • Financial relief proceedings involving assets of millions and annual income in excess of £750,000 per annum.
  • Dismissal of circa £35,000 in CSA child maintenance arrears at appeal tribunal.
  • Legal 500 (2016) Recommended Lawyer
  • Legal 500 (2015) Recommended Lawyer
  • Legal 500 (2014) Recommended Lawyer
  • Chamber & Partners (2013)
  • Nominated For National Family Law Award (2013)

Previous law firms

  • Slater & Gordon
  • Walker Smith Way Legal



  • Chester College Of Law, GDL & LPC (Distinction)
  • University of York, English Literature (BA Hons)


Professional Memberships

  • Resolution
  • Cheshire & North Wales Law Society

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