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The firm was set up by Tony Gold in 1963 with a staff of two. Tony had first honed his newly-qualified legal skills during National Service when he was approached by people of all ranks for advice and representation. He always wanted to help. That remains our aim today. More than fifty years later the firm has grown by specializing in diverse areas of the law, including personal injury, family, housing, commercial, and employment.
My practice is confined to the area of family law, which includes divorce, custody, access and parenting issues, child support, spousal support, property matters, and variations of Separation Agreements and court Orders.
There are currently 31 partners in Anthony Gold, experts in their fields, recognized as outstanding individuals in the legal world by Chambers, The Legal 500, and their peers. The firm is based in three London locations.
The head of the firm is David Marshall who trained under Tony Gold in the 1980s and became the managing partner in 1997. David has helped grow Anthony Gold organically and by recruiting valued individuals and firms to join the practice. In doing so Anthony Gold’s reputation has grown deeper and broader while adhering to the principles that have always run through the firm.
In November 2020, Anthony Gold Solicitors was incorporated as a limited liability partnership under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000.CONTACT – ANTHONY GOLD SOLICITORS LLP
Our family law team advises individuals on all stages of their relationship, whether it be at the outset of living together or in the lead-up to nuptials, in the midst of a marriage, or on separation and divorce.
At any of these key milestones, it is important to consider how to protect your wealth, plan for the future of the children, and consider the impact a divorce might have on your business.
Whatever your requirements may be, our leading family law solicitors will guide you through the complexities of your unique circumstances in a language that you understand. We will take the time to listen to your concerns and are best placed to call on experts from our other teams where necessary.
We combine our family law experience with advice on your property, tax, private finances, and businesses, both in the UK and internationally. We will look beyond the issues you might face during divorce or separation and take a holistic view of your personal and business life throughout the proceedings.
We aim to deliver the best solution possible to you and your family, tailored to your individual needs. We offer exceptional expertise that you can trust, delivered to you in an understandable way.CONTACT – BOODLE HATFIELD LLP
Our approach is humane, sophisticated, and pragmatic. We understand the needs of people with complex lives. Many of our clients are from international families. They often have significant assets. Several are in the public eye. We have pioneered a cross-disciplinary approach to family law, and work alongside our experts in tax and trusts, trust disputes, corporate law, immigration, property disputes, and other areas of law to deliver a smart, bespoke service to our clients.
Today our work is not just about what happens once a relationship, be it marriage, civil partnership, or unmarried cohabitation, breaks down. It is ever more important to plan for the future and we advise on a great range of relationship agreements and wealth preservation strategies.
Flexibility is key to our approach. With a leading family mediation practice as well as arbitrators and collaboratively trained lawyers, we are not afraid to recommend innovative ways to resolve disputes. Litigation should usually be the last resort, but we protect our clients’ interests fiercely – and successfully – when court proceedings are required.
We will always give you clear, realistic advice. We tell you what you need to know, even if it is not what you want to hear. We listen to your concerns and priorities and help you find the solution that works best for you, however, difficult the circumstances. We are on your side.
Our family law services include:
At FLiP we take a unique approach to family law. We balance our exceptional legal expertise with care and compassion, delivering intelligent and creative solutions while carefully managing any emotional impact. Whether you are going through a divorce or making financial arrangements before or after you marry, we will guide you through every turn with expertise and reassurance, always in partnership.
We offer unrivaled expertise across all process options, whether that involves going to court, mediation, or arbitration, for example. And we will work with you to select the best process for your particular case, providing first-rate legal guidance and clarity around your options. Divorce and separation can be a distressing and difficult time so we have developed a unique hub of emotional and practical support to enhance the well-being of our clients.
Our excellence in client service has been recognized by the highly regarded publication, Legal Business, which named FLiP as a leader for client service – “Client Service Uncovered: The Best Rated Firms” (April 2020). The Times has also ranked FLiP as one of The Best Law Firms (2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022). Our focus on helping couples to navigate separation together and without unnecessary conflict is one of the reasons that we are listed in The Working Together Divorce & Separation Directory (London) published by Tavistock Relationships.CONTACT – FAMILY LAW IN PARTNERSHIP
Forsters was formed in 1998 by ten partners from Frere Cholmeley Bischoff, who decided to create a new firm rather than take part in a merger with a large firm based in the City. Their vision was to create a new firm with a distinctive culture that could provide a genuine alternative to City firms.
Despite being formed at the end of the 20th century Forsters traces its roots back over 265 years and takes its name from John Forster who in 1770 went into partnership with Isaac Bargrave in Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Over the next 150 years, several generations of the Forster family became partners in the firm. John was followed by his sons Martin and Samuel, his grandson William and William’s son Arthur who maintained a strong connection with the firm and the Forster family into the 20th century.
The new firm, Forsters, with 10 partners and 100 people in total opened for business in Grosvenor Street, Mayfair on 1 August 1998. The firm’s reputation and client base grew steadily in the early 2000s until the need to accommodate a headcount of over 150 people saw Forsters move to its current offices at 31 Hill Street where it remains today.
Forsters has continued to prosper, its success is marked by growth across the business which now has 65 partners and over 400 people in total. This increase has seen the firm expand into two adjacent offices and has made Forsters the largest law firm in Mayfair.CONTACT – FORSTERS LLP
Goodman Ray is one of the leading family law firms in the UK; with a national and international reputation for its work in children and family law. Goodman Ray offers a first-class service across the full spectrum of family law, including matrimonial finance, cohabitation, international adoption, surrogacy, child abduction, forced marriage injunctions, and children law. The firm represents high-net-worth and international clients, whilst remaining committed to delivering a cutting-edge service to its legally-aided clients.
Goodman Ray’s straightforward and innovative approach is welcomed by clients and is demonstrated by its lawyers’ involvement with other professional organizations. Clients are assured of expert representation by lawyers who will fearlessly fight their corner while sharing the firm’s child-centered ethos and promoting alternative dispute resolution where appropriate.
Goodman Ray is one of the leading family law firms in the UK with a national and international reputation for its work in children and family law. Goodman Ray offers a first-class service across the full spectrum of family law, including divorce, matrimonial finance, cohabitation, international adoption, surrogacy, child abduction, forced marriage injunctions, and children law.
Our family solicitors represent high-net-worth and international clients, whilst remaining committed to delivering a cutting-edge service to its legally-aided clients.CONTACT – GOODMAN RAY SOLICITORS LLP
We are a London-based, full-service law firm, specializing in providing straightforward advice to entrepreneurial businesses and individuals on domestic and international matters. With over 150 lawyers in one location, we’ll dedicate the right team for you to help get from where you are to where you want to be.
Working with us, you’ll have people behind you who are easy to work with. People who want to get to know you and your business. We’ll take the stress out of difficult situations. Whenever you need us we’ll be there; advising, completing transactions, and resolving disputes.Our values
We take pride in our values. We live them every day and seek to uphold them within our firm and through every interaction with the people, we work with.Talk straight
We take an honest and straightforward approach to our interactions with you and each other. We get straight to the heart of a matter by saying it is like it is. We do this when we work with you to strip out unnecessary legal jargon and to tailor our advice so that it’s relevant to you. And we do this when we work together to be constructive and to always learn.Think smart
We get better results when we think together. Diversity of thought is essential to success. By sharing knowledge, learning, and ideas, we work as one firm. Always looking to open opportunities for our clients. Never accepting the status quo.Be yourself
We value people as individuals. We do this by encouraging every person at Howard Kennedy to be the best version of themselves every day. Our culture is based on respect and consideration for each person’s needs both in and out of the office. We value each other’s unique skills and backgrounds so that our people feel included when they come to work.CONTACT – HOWARD KENNEDY LLP
Harbottle & Lewis is a leading UK-based law firm focused on the Private Client and Technology, Media, and Entertainment sectors.
At Harbottle & Lewis, we enjoy a culture of long-standing client relationships, built on trust and anchored in the quality of our service.
Our clients range from start-ups to multinational companies, from household names to private individuals and their family offices. For over 60 years, we have acted for some of the most creative, talented, and successful people, businesses, and corporates, across all of their legal needs.
We are well known for our stand-out expertise in the Technology, Media, and Entertainment sectors. This sector knowledge is very much in the DNA of our firm. But our capabilities spread far wider than that. Whether we are talking about wealth, relationships or information, our private capital expertise enables us to support our clients, as well as to help them successfully develop, grow and protect their assets.
Our advice is industry-specific, commercial, and strategic. Whilst we consistently provide advice that is of the highest quality, we take pride in our ability to make even the most complex of matters appear simple.
Our lawyers operate at the top of their disciplines, and we only hire people who share our clients’ entrepreneurial values. Our strong industry connections add value other law firms cannot match.CONTACT – HARBOTTLE & LEWIS LLP
The beginning and end of a family relationship bring emotional and financial challenges. We are compassionate and creative in our approach. We listen and provide a clear strategy to achieve the best outcome for you and your family.
We are recognized nationally and internationally as one of the best teams of family lawyers in the country for our expertise in both financial cases and cases relating to children. We assist clients from all walks of life and at all stages, whether at the beginning of a relationship and planning a future (for example before a wedding or when relocating to the UK) or at the end of a relationship. Many of our clients or their spouses have international connections, are high-net-worth or ultra-high net worth individuals or professionals, and may have a public profile. The breadth of our firm’s expertise means we can provide a full-service approach, working alongside our immigration, private clients, reputation management, and criminal law colleagues.
We will work with you in ways that best suit your needs. That may involve us guiding and advising in the background or representing you in the courts. Regardless of how you want to use our services, we will support you and put your and your family’s interests first.CONTACT – KINGSLEY NAPLEY LLP
Farrer & Co is synonymous with the highest quality legal advice and service.
We advise individuals, families, businesses, financial services, educational and not-for-profit organizations on every aspect of the law, wherever the need arises. From our offices in London, we work with trusted professionals around the world to deliver a seamless international service.
Our clients present us with complex and varied challenges. Whether that’s a complicated family trust issue, a multinational corporate transaction, or an emerging threat to their reputation, they need clear thinkers who can advise on the best solutions, fast thinkers when speed is of the essence, and agile thinkers who can produce a fresh approach to get the job done. That’s why they choose us.
Our clients value our in-depth knowledge, technical excellence, and diversity of disciplines. But what really binds our long-standing relationships with them is our approach: pragmatic, plain speaking, and always steadfast in our values, which we hold dear. Values mean we gain our clients’ trust, always strive to do the right thing, and aim for the best results for them.
Superb client service sits at the heart of everything we do. We are modern lawyers with timeless values.CONTACT – FARRER & CO LLP
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