14th Nov 2019

Family Law in Partnership – The Times Best Law Firms 2020

The Times has ranked Family Law in Partnership as one of the Best Law Firms 2020 in this year’s Best Law Firms list.

The list, now in its second year, honours the most highly regarded law firms in England, Scotland and Wales as recommended by the legal community. The Times’ marketing research team contacted more than 3000 solicitors in order to identify the best law firms in the 26 categories ranging from business to family law fields. We are therefore delighted to be ranked again this year in what is an extremely sought after accreditation.

What The Times has to say:

Lawyers always have to anticipate new legislation and in the case of Family Law in Partnership, three lawyers and two therapists set up in central London in 1995 in preparation for reforms under the Family Law Act 1996. It was the first firm to bring together lawyers, mediators and counsellors under one umbrella.

The firm has been involved in a number of leading family law cases, including representing Julia McFarlane in the conjoined Miller v Miller, McFarlane v McFarlane appeal case in the House of Lords in 2006 about financial provision on divorce.

The firm was instrumental in introducing the practice of collaborative family law. Its approach covers a range of dispute resolution options — from robust litigation to mediation, collaborative law, arbitration, solicitor-led negotiation or a twin-track approach.

The distinctive features of the firm’s work include complexity and its high-value and international nature. On the financial remedy side, it deals with intricate corporate and trust structures, including family trusts and hidden assets. Its private law children work often has a contentious element and frequently involves international relocation.

The firm has experienced a marked rise in the past year in the number of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, often involving substantial assets.

It is also known for its expertise in same-sex issues. David Allison, a director, is chair of the International Academy of Family Lawyers’ LGBT committee and spearheaded a recent survey of laws around the world that affect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

At Family Law in Partnership our aim is to make the family change experience better for our clients so that they can successfully move forward with their lives. Our comprehensive practice covers both traditional and alternative methods of dispute resolution including litigationsolicitor led negotiationmediationarbitration and the collaborative approach.

We make it our job to understand the emotional impact of divorce and separation on you and your family. To find out how our outstanding team of family specialists can help you, contact us on E: hello@flip.co.uk or call us at T: 020 7420 5000.