Thorntons Law LLP

Family/Matrimonial Department

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What the team is known for Handles a broad range of family law matters and has a solid reputation for local sheriff court work. Well versed in mediation and arbitration and offers particular prowess on complex child access and finance cases. Adept at handling matters as varied as cohabitation claims, international child relocations and surrogacy cases. Collaborates closely with the firm's other departments such as immigration, corporate and property.

Strengths"The team was very understanding and I really felt that the service went above and beyond what I expected," enthuses one client.

Another source observes: "They are good at giving practical, sensible advice to clients, rather than giving them unrealistic expectations."

Notable practitioners

Lucy Metcalf
focuses her practice on high-value matrimonial finance cases and is adept at handling matters through traditional litigation as well as ADR proceedings. One client says: "She is approachable and efficient, adopting a practical rather then overly legalistic approach, and I feel very confident in her expertise and ability to marshal the process."