Lawrence Stephens


Pursuing positive outcomes

  • Providing advice that meets your needs, responding to your circumstances
  • Resolving conflict through collaboration and empathy
  • Settling disputes when it makes sense, fighting your corner when it does not

Relationship breakdown is all too common.  Our family law team recognises the anxiety and distress which often follows from this.  Approachable, empathic, and easily contactable, our lawyers also have a commercial and realistic approach in offering you strategic and practical advice, guidance and support.

Working collectively with other departments of the firm, our team is always available to help, providing you with bespoke advice, tailored to your specific needs.

We typically act for city professionals, business owners and a range of clients from high net worth, high profile individuals, to non-domiciles, or British National’s living abroad. We handle complex cases involving substantial assets held offshore, in Trusts and similar structures.

We have experience in depth, in dealing with complex child arrangements cases, including those cases which require findings of fact in domestic abuse cases, and work regularly with independent social workers, psychologists and family therapists.

Collaboration is key: we work with a network of professionals including divorce coaches, specialist therapists, forensic accountants as well as other lawyers within the firm with specialist legal knowledge. We aim to deliver the best possible outcome through negotiation, mediation, or arbitration.  Where necessary, we will represent you through court proceedings.

This experience and expertise ensures we deal with cases effectively across the spectrum, offering clear and practical  advice, which enables you  move on with your life.

We offer services in several languages, including German, Urdu, Gujarati, Tamil and Hindi.

Our family team can offer advice on a wide range of services, including:
  • Child Arrangement Orders (including cross-border disputes)
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Dissolution of Civil Partnerships
  • Enforcement of Court Orders
  • Financial settlements and claims involving overseas assets
  • Internal and External Relocation of Children
  • International and domestic divorces
  • Jurisdictional Disputes
  • Non-molestation and Occupation Orders
  • Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial agreements
  • Resolution through mediation
  • Sharia related disputes
  • Variation of Court Ordered Maintenance