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Child Custody and Family Law Firms

Child Custody and Family Law Firms in the UK

The U.S. Embassy London, United Kingdom, assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the following persons or firms.  Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department of State or the U.S. Embassy/Consulate.  Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance.  The information in the list on professional credentials, areas of expertise and language ability are provided directly by the lawyers.  You may receive additional information about the individuals by contacting the local bar association (or its equivalent) or the local licensing authorities.

In English and Welsh practice, the legal profession is divided into two quite separate categories:  Barristers and Solicitors.  The primary function of the former is to argue cases before the higher courts.  All other legal work is handled by solicitors, and only a solicitor can retain a barrister.  As barristers do not deal directly with the general public, only solicitors are named in the attached list.

The Solicitors Act (1974) permits all solicitors to act as commissioners for oaths.

Lists of solicitors practicing in Scotland and Northern Ireland are available from the U.S. Consulates General at Edinburgh and Belfast respectively.

ANTHONY LOUCA: 24 Lisson Grove, Marylebone, London NW1 6TT
Tel: 020-7723-9889  Fax: 020-7723-6009
Contacts: Anthony Louca, Lucy Louca, Michelle Galvin

BINDMANS LLP:  275 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8QB
Tel: 020-7833-4433  Fax: 020-7837-9792
Website:    Email:  
Contacts: Katherine Gieve, Louise Coubrough, Rosalind Fitzgerald

Strathmore House, Waterperry Court, Middleton Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 4QD
Tel: +44 (0)1295 661430 Out-of-hours: +44 (0)7967 471779
Fax: +44 (0)1295 257575
Specialist solicitors in Wardship Proceedings, Leave to Remove and Hague Convention matters. Members of the Law Society Children Panel, Reunite Panel, International Child Abduction Contact Unit, Resolution and the International Bar Association. Offices in Banbury, Bicester, London and Rugby.

CLEMENT DANIELS AND WOODROFFES:  7 Beeston Place, Belgravia, London SWI W0JJ
Tel: 020-7730-0001    Fax: 020-7730-7900
Email:   Website:
Contact: Peter Woodroffe, Roger Brown, Philip Gordon-Smith

DAWSON CORNWELL: 15 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4QT
Tel: 020-7242-2556   Fax: 020-7831-0748
Website:    Email:
Contact: Anne-Marie Hutchinson, John Cornwell, Rhiannon Lewis, Helen Kings, Kate Allen, Russell Bywater

FREEMANS: 35 Duke Street, London, W1U 1LH
Tel: 020-7935 3522 Fax: 020-7535 1335
Contact: Nina Hansen, Mark Kosmin-Barr, Karan Chadha, Laura Coyle, Maria Wright

HODGE JONES & ALLEN:   180 North Gower Street, London NW1 2NB    
Tel: 020-7874-8345    Fax: 020-7874-8304
Website:    Email:  
Contact: Emma Hall

HORNBY & LEVY:  2-6 Atlantic Road, London SW9 8HY    
Tel: 020-7737-0909   Fax: 020-7274-0886
Contact: Santosh Kumar, Lucy Verity

INTERNATIONAL FAMILY LAW GROUP:  Hudson House, 8 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7PP   
Tel: 020-3178-5668  Fax: 020-3178-5669
Website:    Email: 
Contact: Ann Thomas, Dacid Hodson, Carolynn Usher, Lucy Greenwood, Helen Blackburn, Punam Denley

KINGSLEY NAPLEY LLP:  14 St. John’s Lane, London EC1M 4AJ
Tel: 020-7814-1279  Fax: 020- 7490-2288
Website:  Email:
Specialties in family law, child custody, parental child abduction, and marriage and divorce.

PERCY SHORT & CUTHBERT:  402 Holloway Road, London N7 6PZ    
Tel: 020-7700-0265  Fax: 020-7607-2489
Email:  Website:
Contact: Gill Noury, William Boyes

PRITCHARD JOYCE & HINDS:  St. Bride’s House, 32 High Street, Beckenham, Kent BR3 1AY  
Tel: 020-8658-3922   Fax: 020-8658-8694.  
Email:    Website:
Contact:  Helen Newman, Sally Hartwell, Helen Warren

RUSSELL-COOKE:  Bishops Palace House, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 1QN
Tel:  020-8546-6111  Fax: 020-8541-4404
Contact:  Lauren Hall, Samantha Little, Sarah Williams