Divorce settlements & financial advice after separation

Divorce settlements & financial advice after separation

"a very good eye for detail whilst never losing sight of the bigger picture"

Legal 500

Exceptional service and expertise from our specialist family lawyers.

Dealing with the financial issues which arise on the breakdown of a marriage or other relationship lie at the heart of Shoosmiths' family offering, which has lawyers particularly adept at advising those of high net worth.

The solicitors in Shoosmiths' family team have vast experience of these cases but understand no two matters are alike. There is no 'one size fits all' solution in financial settlements after divorce. The depth and breadth of our expertise means we are able to devise a bespoke strategy for each of our clients. Our team understand the sensitivities needed in dealing with what can be highly emotive issues.

Shoosmiths lawyers draw on their experience to provide our clients with an early and realistic assessment of the likely outcome in their case. We offer a range of approaches to settlement including round table negotiations and mediation but are not slow to litigate when necessary. Our family team are as comfortable conducting settlement discussions at a private negotiation as they are engaging in multi-party or cross-border litigation.

Expertise and experience in these cases is critical to their outcome. Shoosmiths family team enable our clients to make rational, informed, decisions. Our lawyers know how the Courts assess and approach cases and will help find a practical solution in each case.

As part of a leading commercial law firm our team are renowned for their strategic approach and commercial acumen.

Shoosmiths clients benefit from the inclusion of a Forensic Accountant, Robin Cooke, on our team. He has more than 20 years' experience of working in family law cases. Robin has been involved in around 300 family matters and been recognised in Legal 500. Robin Cooke's expertise is especially helpful in cases involving business interests, 'hidden' assets and 'lifestyle' issues.

Two of our solicitors, Sushma Kotecha and Jay Patel, are qualified mediators whilst another, Caroline Watson, is a trained collaborative lawyer.

Devising a financial settlement after divorce often requires input from lawyers specialising in property, company law, tax or trusts. Shoosmiths family team have immediate access to that expertise from the other specialist lawyers at the firm.

With its membership of the prestigious World Services Group and its links with overseas lawyers and other experts the firm is well placed to advise in cases involving international assets or issues.

Our family law team is of a size where we combine a personal service to each client whilst being able to manage the logistics of what can be large and complex cases.

Shoosmiths family team can help with applications to vary or set-aside existing financial orders.

Please contact Neil Hobden (national head of family law) in the first instance. He will provide initial diagnostic advice and decide with you which member of our family team is most suitable for your case.