Overview

We provide expert family law advice to clients both before marriage or living together and on separation or divorce. Our family lawyers advise on the legal and financial implications of marriage, separation and divorce, cohabitation, civil partnership dissolution and arrangements for children. 

We have specialist experience resolving complex financial disputes within families. We are also experienced in advising families in business, as well as those with property, trusts and pension interests. We can provide family law advice in cases with international aspects with both partners in the team being Fellows of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.

We understand the profound effects disputes can have on families. We are committed to approaching these issues with sensitivity and confidentiality. All of our family lawyers are members of Resolution, a national family law group committed to cooperative and effective dispute resolution. We aim to help our clients resolve their disputes by agreement where possible, and  we are trained in collaborative law as an alternative route to settlement. 

Areas of focus

We specialise in family law advice concerning the following:

  • Complex financial disputes – tax, property, pensions, businesses.
  • International family law issues.
  • Alternative dispute resolution.
  • Pre and post marital agreements and asset protection.
  • Arrangements for children on separation or divorce.
 
Meet the team
Sarah Woodsford

Sarah Hoskinson (Woodsford) Partner

  • Family Law and Divorce
  • Private Client Services
  • Private Wealth
Alison Hawes

Alison Hawes Consultant

  • Family Law and Divorce

What others say...

Burges Salmon LLP is 'at the top of the list for quality and expertise.'

Legal 500 2015