Divorce and family

Our Divorce and Family team is recognised as one of London’s leading national and international family law practices. Many of our cases require an international perspective and we provide expert advice on issues relating to jurisdiction. We also have strategic partnerships with overseas law firms.

All of our partners are Fellows of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Our team includes a founder member of Resolution, of which all our family lawyers are members; we are actively involved in Resolution at both a regional and national level and endorse its principles. Several members of the team are qualified in collaborative law and mediation.

How we can help you

We aim to achieve practical solutions quickly and effectively and are known for our realistic approach and ability to negotiate and resolve complex financial settlements, as well as our sensitive handling of cases involving children. We are approachable and pragmatic when dealing with our opponents. However, where necessary, we are forceful and vigorous in protecting the interests of our clients.

Our strengths include:

What our clients say

Toby Yerburgh heads the team at Collyer Bristow LLP, which advises the very wealthy and acts in complex financial relief proceedings with an overseas component. Philippa Dolan is very experienced in mediation, and Michael Drake is also highly respected. The children team is led by Susan Breen, who also advises on surrogacy matters. Legal 500 2017, Family  

“At Collyer Bristow LLP, Philippa Dolan’s mediation practice continues to flourish. She has been active in a range of different cases, from those concerning children to complex money matters with a cross-border component.” Legal 500 2017, Family: Mediation

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