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UK 2022
Yorkshire Family/Matrimonial
Band 2

2 Ranked Lawyers


Provided by Stewarts

We are the pre-eminent divorce and family practice in the UK, ranked No.1 in the legal directories. We act for high net worth individuals based in the UK and overseas.

Our partners are regarded as “the leading lights of the profession”, spearheading a department of unrivalled strength and depth advising on all aspects of family law.

We take time to understand the issues our clients face, and help them achieve the best possible outcome both in relation to their children and their finances.

Our lawyers have particular expertise in unravelling complicated trusts, identifying assets held within companies and advising on complex tax issues.

When required, we are supported by experts in our Tax Litigation and Trust and Probate Litigation teams, and select law firms in other jurisdictions.

Our team is at the forefront of taking a collaborative approach to divorce and family issues and, when appropriate, use arbitration and mediation as an alternative to court proceedings. A number of our partners are accredited mediators and arbitrators.

Chambers Review

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Family/Matrimonial - Leeds, Bradford and surrounds
Band 2
What the team is known for

Focuses on the representation of high net worth individuals, frequently advising on cases involving international assets, residency and offshore trusts. Well versed in litigation, financial disputes and marital agreements, with further expertise in dealing with cohabitation disputes. Experienced in cases involving allegations of non-disclosure. Also advises on private child matters including contact and maintenance disputes.


One interviewee says: "You feel absolutely sure they will turn over every stone and give really sensible advice."

A client reports: "The lawyers take a very cost-effective and practical approach which I really appreciate - the team is like a well-oiled machine, everything just works."

"It's a brilliant team of lawyers all of whom play their part in providing clients with a Rolls-Royce service," say sources.

Notable practitioners

Adrian Clossick is well regarded for his ability to handle high net worth financial remedy proceedings and other issues related to divorce. He heads the family team in Leeds and is a trained collaborative lawyer.
"Adrian is a pre-eminent family lawyer in the region. He has technical expertise and combines this with an ability to communicate well with clients and other advisers." "His advice is really spot on and he totally gets my needs and requirements while also managing to see what the best strategy would be." "He is exceptionally bright and brings intellectual rigour but is also very straightforward."

Ed Heaton is experienced in handling high-value financial matters as well as private child law disputes related to contact and residence issues. He is trained as both a family mediator and a collaborative lawyer.
"He is very personable and commands a lot of trust and confidence." "He is very experienced and bright and a good all round performer."

Associate Jenny Bowden often assists with high net worth financial matters, including divorce settlements and Schedule 1 applications.

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Adrian Clossick
Adrian Clossick
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Jenny Bowden
Associates to watch


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Adrian Clossick

Head of Department

Ellie Hampson-Jones

Hannah McCrindle

Rebecca Worsley

Sarah Harvey