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When families break down, we take the strain.

We’re the largest specialist team of family lawyers in the UK. And every one of us wants the same thing: to help more clients get what they need today so that they can move on tomorrow.​

Our story

In the year that American actress Elizabeth Taylor finalized her 7th divorce (1982), we opened our first office in a converted cobbler’s shop in Leeds. Since then, we’ve evolved, changed, and grown. Today, we are the only national law firm completely dedicated to family matters. From our unique position, we help families when they break down with care, empathy, and respect.

Our people

Our people are the backbone of what we do. We attract the best family lawyers and support teams who excel in something they are passionate about.

Within our 80-plus strong team of leading UK divorce lawyers, we have forensic accountants, a dedicated children’s department, an adoption team, surrogacy law specialists, and an international family law department and we also have trained mediators.



We’re legal and financial advisors with a difference, based in offices across the UK and with an international presence as members of First Law International.

Giving the best possible advice is about more than knowledge and expertise. It means understanding the people and businesses you work with as deeply as possible. It means taking the time to listen to what matters most to them. It’s what we call ‘the expert hand with human touch’. We couldn’t do for our clients what we do without our colleagues or our communities either – read more about Irwin Mitchell’s clients, colleagues, and communities.


We all need legal or financial advice at some point in our personal lives. It can help us through some of our key milestones – buying a house, getting married, planning retirement, providing for your kids’ future, or moving to a new country. But it’s also vital when things don’t go according to plan – if you’re hurt in an accident, a medical procedure goes wrong, a loved one loses mental capacity, or you’re treated unfairly by work or the government. It could also be a difficult family matter such as a separation or a dispute over a will. And it can also give us peace of mind for the future, whether that’s with a new Will, a power of attorney, or a solid financial plan. Whatever your situation, we have specialists ready to help. We’ll listen to you and strive for the best possible outcome. See a full list of our personal legal services and wealth management services



We are a top-ranked UK children and family law team committed to achieving the best for you – tackling local, national, and international issues, reducing conflict, and offering legal advice. Family law work takes many forms and has become increasingly complex but, whatever the issues you are facing, we never lose sight of the fact that every situation is different and that what you need from us is an understanding of your personal concerns and objectives.

We’re committed to reducing conflict wherever we can and overcoming even the most difficult challenges. With our ability to call on expertise from colleagues in other disciplines across our firm, we’ll help you find a way through whatever you’re facing so that you can look to the future with real confidence.

Our lawyers

Our nationally renowned team of dedicated family lawyers get to understand you and the issues you face. We then help resolve your issues in the way that suits you best. Our experience We have a wealth of experience dealing with the more complex family law issues. Our expertise includes advising and representing people on:

  • Divorce and separation
  • Wealth protection including pre-nups
  • Cohabitation
  • Family and children arrangements
  • Surrogacy
  • Business interests
  • Trusts
  • Pension sharing
  • International family law


Looking for family solicitors in Leeds? Our friendly and understanding Leeds-based family law solicitors have a wealth of experience in acting for clients in a wide range of family law matters including legal matters involving children, divorce and separation, civil partnerships, financial settlements, and more. We understand that it can often be a very emotional and difficult time when you need to seek to enlist the help of a family Solicitor, and we endeavour to make the process as straightforward as possible.

Trusted Family Solicitors in Leeds. Our friendly and proactive family solicitors in Leeds have a wealth of experience in acting for clients in a wide range of family law-related matters. We understand that it can often be a very emotional and distressing time when you need to enlist the help of a family solicitor, and we endeavor to make the process as straightforward as possible.



Whilst we all hope they will last, sadly not all do. Therefore during these difficult times – whether you’re facing relationship difficulties or parental issues – you want to team up with people who not only care about your situation but will back you up no matter what.

Family law has a vital role to play in safeguarding your interests, whether financial, emotional or otherwise. Our expertise ensures everything is as smooth, straightforward and as painless as possible.

We appreciate that instructing a family lawyer is often a difficult step, but you will soon feel at ease with our straightforward manner and down-to-earth approach and will have confidence that we will achieve the best outcome for you.

The team is ranked Tier 1 in Legal 500 and Band 2 in Chambers with one member of the team being recognized individually across the two guides.



Stewarts is the UK’s largest litigation-only law firm with more than 400 staff, including 80 partners. We act for corporate and individual clients in high-value and complex disputes.

Each of our departments has an international reputation for excellence. We are top-ranked in both The Legal 500 and Chambers, the leading guides to the legal profession in the UK.

The firm comprises some of the UK’s leading litigation lawyers and enjoys a reputation for innovative and ground-breaking litigation.

Our lawyers have unrivaled experience in putting together innovative cost arrangements enabling our clients to manage risk and litigate from a position of financial strength.

Many of the disputes in which we act have an international element. To enable our clients to take a global approach to litigation we have strategic partnerships in place with law firms around the world.

We strive for excellence in all that we do. This includes not just our cutting-edge approach to litigation, it extends to our responsibilities as an employer and to the wider community.



To us, you are more than just a number. Whether you are privately funded or seeking assistance in the form of legal aid (public funding), we are confident one of our Family Lawyers will be able to assist you. With offices spanning from Ilkley to Pontefract and York to Barnsley, along with our head office situated in Leeds, you can be confident that you are not too far away from one of Ison Harrison’s dedicated and specialized Family Lawyers at any one point.

We specialize in providing advice in the following areas namely:

  • Divorce, Civil Partnership Dissolution, Nullity, and Judicial Separation;
  • Cohabitant’s rights and disputes;
  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements;
  • Domestic abuse;
  • Private Children Law matters (non-local authority involvement on a statutory basis);
  • Public Children Law matters (local authority involvement otherwise referred to as care proceedings);
  • Grandparents’ rights;
  • Financial Provision for Children (otherwise known as Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989); and
  • Intervenors.
    • We understand the difficulties and uncertainties facing our family clients whether that be through a separation or disputes in relation to children. It is each of our Family Lawyers’ objectives to make this journey the smoothest and most suitable for you taking into account your own personal circumstances. Whilst you may be at the beginning of the journey, we are already planning how we will get you to where you want to be at the end.

      With a large team of legal advisers including Partners, Solicitors, and Paralegals you can be confident in the legal advice you receive from some of the best family lawyers in the Yorkshire area.



We don’t think Emsleys is your typical law firm and we don’t want to be. We believe we do things differently and so do our clients. Over 97%* would use us again and recommend us to family and friends.

How do we do it? It’s simple:

  • The highest quality, practical legal advice and solutions with great service.
  • Friendly, approachable lawyers, who keep things simple and speak the same language.
  • We let you know what will be involved, how long it will take and what it will cost.
  • We keep you informed throughout.
  • We are there when and where you need us.
  • We get the job done with the best possible outcome to suit you.
  • We reward our clients for their loyalty.
  • We hold our hands up if things go wrong – please click here to view our complaints procedure.

We put our clients at the heart of everything we do, all day, every day to ensure they have a positive experience and feel they’ve received real value for money (even though they’d much rather spend their hard-earned money on something a little more exciting!).

We believe we are different. Our clients say we are different. I hope you experience something just that little bit different too…



If you’re looking for a Divorce Lawyer in Leeds or require any other Family Law advice, please read on. Leeds Family Law is recognized by the Resolution as a specialist provider of Family Law advice. You will receive exceptional levels of service and have your interests protected at all times. You can be confident knowing your case will be handled by a senior Solicitor with over a decade of experience. We provide a number of innovative services such as Skype interviews and after-work appointments to progress your case as swiftly as possible.

Our Solicitor, Talvinder Penaser has worked at a number of prestigious law firms both as a senior consultant and employee in Yorkshire and Kent. She has over 22 years of experience in Family Law and is an accredited and recognized family specialist in this field. Tallinder was born and educated in Leeds and has built a reputation for her professionalism, enthusiasm, and ‘can-do’ approach to assisting those facing separation.

In 2011 Leeds Family Law Ltd was established to serve the needs of those experiencing relationship breakdowns in and around West Yorkshire and neighboring Counties. We offer a more personalized service than our larger competitors at highly competitive rates.

We have a limit on the number of cases we take every year so that you, our clients receive the highest level of attention to detail and can seek reassurance knowing you are with one of the most exclusive law firms in the area.

All of our clients would recommend us and at present, over 90% of our custom is received from recommendations. We are proud of this achievement.



When you are experiencing a family or relationship breakdown, it is essential to get clear and prompt advice to help you explore all the options available to you. Based in Leeds, our highly dedicated, experienced, and caring team of family law solicitors can provide you with advice and representation to cover every aspect of a family-related issue or breakdown. This includes assisting with relationships, whether married or cohabiting, dealing with finances, children and also the opportunity to explore a collaborative law approach.

Our Leeds family law solicitors team has well-established solicitors with years of experience in various areas of complex family law. Whether you are experiencing difficulties with your relationship or marriage, children, or family finances, you can be confident in our ability to work with you to maximize the prospect of a good and fair outcome. Our Leeds family solicitors team can assist with divorce and child care proceedings, child support, non-molestation and occupation orders, domestic violence claims, contact arrangements, and civil partnerships.

We understand that the cost of the advice you receive is very important and we have the ability to apply for legal aid to service our family law solicitor clients. Our family solicitors in Leeds can quickly advise if you are eligible for legal aid and if so we will complete the process to get funding. We also offer a range of packages including, complete bespoke services, one-off pieces of advice, fixed fees to help with form filling to meet your individual needs and requirements, and most importantly, you’re budget.


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