Family law solicitors London

Our family law team offers one of the widest ranges of specialist services for families in dispute.

We also offer advice to clients planning for the future, including pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements and arrangements for children living in different family circumstances.

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Free initial call with the enquiry team

Our new client enquiry team will answer your questions, discuss funding options including public funding (previously known as legal aid), and arrange a first meeting with the solicitor that is right for your case.

Our family team is recommended in the prestigious Legal 500 Guides. They’ve described our team as “hugely knowledgeable and extremely skilled”, praising our “sensible practical advice”, “reassuring assistance” and “great service and realistic fee levels”.

Family law solicitors London

Pictured: Family law solicitors Sarah Beskine, Celene Boatswain, Helen MacDonald and Christina Theodorou.

How HMB’s family law solicitors can help you

We offer our clients advice and representation concerning divorce, children issues, separating family assets, arrangements for sharing matrimonial and non-matrimonial property and trying to reach a division of finances by agreement.

Parents who are separating will be making numerous decisions about the care of your children. Who will they live with and how will they be supported financially? How will they see parents or significant carers they are not going to be living with? Can you agree a shared care plan? International families might be reviewing which country the children will be based in, or wanting to take the children ‘back home’.

Facing a parent who is attempting to alienate the children, or is hostile to reasonable contact arrangements, or making false allegations can be overwhelming and needs robust sensitive legal advice from experienced solicitors.

Our family team acts rapidly to protect and support clients in vulnerable or dangerous situations such as domestic abuse, threatened child abductions or attempts to remove assets. We have a reputation for clear, calm, authoritative advice based on high levels of experience and up to date practices.

Testimonial, Legal 500

For their 2024 rankings, Legal 500, a leading legal directory, has been gathering testimonials about Hopkin Murray Beskine’s services. They write:

“An experienced and exceptionally committed team of lawyers looking to achieve the best results for their clients…

“They are always responsive to a client and ensure that the client has their expectations managed. The quality of court documents is consistently very good indeed. All the lawyers with whom I have worked at the firm are committed to achieving a good outcome.
… Sarah Beskine [is] excellent… astute, experienced, and considered… with first-rate judgement when it comes to litigation.”

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Costs and next steps

Clients appreciate our clarity regarding fees, and the breadth of experience available within the family law team as well as our friendly, approachable team.

“If you have a family law problem, we offer a free initial call with the enquiry team. They will answer your questions, arrange a first meeting, and a brief call with the solicitor that is right for your case.

“Then, we offer a first meeting at a fixed fee of £250 plus VAT with a senior solicitor. The meetings usually last one or two hours, allowing time to ask the critical questions you need answered. Our advice is confirmed in a letter, including suggestions for best next steps.”

About our family law solicitors

Our solicitors are members of specialist Family Law organisations including Resolution Specialists (finance after divorce, domestic abuse, international chid abduction), the International Child Abduction and Contact Unit (ICACU), Children Panel, Family Law Panel, and our Family Law team also offers family mediation, and is NVR Informed Practice which parents in mediation find helpful.

Legal 500, 2022

“Nothing is ever too much trouble for HMB. All the solicitors with whom I have worked are very committed to doing the best for their client. The costs bills I have seen evidence clients receiving an excellent service at a very reasonable cost.

“And they are all so nice to work with; I appreciate a collaborative approach and I mention Sarah Beskine in private children work. She is vastly experienced, pragmatic and stands out for her ability to analyse the issues in a case and ensures the client deals with the salient points. She remains resolutely child focused and is particularly impressive in negotiations.”

Legal 500, 2021

“The family practice at Hopkin Murray Beskine is hugely knowledgeable and extremely skilled. It combines a knowledge of the law with sensible, practical advice to provide reassuring assistance on what can often be very emotional issues relating to domestic violence and the protection of children.”

Our solicitors are based in Islington, London

Hopkin Murray Beskine’s office is easy to reach from across London and Hertfordshire.

Office address:
The Ivories, Unit 17,
6 – 18 Northampton Street,
London, N1 2HY.

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