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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 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


Orange Tree Solicitors is a specialist law firm dealing with all aspects of family law including child arrangements, divorce, financial settlement, domestic abuse, children services/ local authority, and cohabitation arrangements.

We also provide expert service to assist with landlord and tenant issues.

We understand that when family issues arise it can become very stressful and make you feel isolated. However, at Orange Tree Solicitors we always ensure that our clients are made to feel comfortable and are kept up to date with all issues. It is our job to steer clients through difficult times using a sensible and sensitive approach.

Orange Tree Solicitors was established by (M) Ali Rana who is an expert in family law matters and is a firm believer in promoting a constructive approach to resolving family law issues.

He has been practicing family law for many years and remains committed to ensuring that Orange Tree Solicitors assists you in branching out a new chapter in your life.

He also believes in assisting those who may not be able to obtain legal advice due to funding and has volunteered at organizations such as Domestic Abuse Refuge and Citizens Advice Bureau.



Our family solicitors in Oxford deal with more than just divorce. They are ranked in the top tier for family cases by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. Our highly-regarded Oxford team was recently praised for offering “The quality of service that would be expected of a magic circle firm”.

The team can assist with everything from resolving the financial issues of a divorce to making arrangements for children. As well as divorce, our friendly Oxford lawyers can guide you through pre and post-nuptial agreements, civil partnerships, and cohabitation agreements. We also assist with fertility and surrogacy law, taking children abroad, child maintenance issues, and school appeals.

Our family solicitors are renowned for being discreet and sensitive to you and your family’s needs. We have many years of experience and will use our skills and knowledge to help you get your life back on track. Best of all, we offer legal advice and representation equal in quality to top London firms, without the London pricing.

Our Process

Our Oxford family team will guide you toward the best outcome for you, your family, and particularly your children. We always consider alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation, collaborative law, solicitor-led negotiation, or arbitration. These can help reduce your exposure to costs and delays in court.



Blake Morgan LLP is a UK law firm providing highly tailored legal solutions to individuals, businesses, not-for-profit, and government clients. Many of our lawyers and practice groups are leaders in their field and highly ranked by the legal directories. These lawyers will work closely with you, combining their technical expertise, experience, and commercialism to help you manage your risk and achieve your goals.

It is this tailored and personalized approach, coupled with our real-world and varied experience that really set us apart. Our clients tell us we quickly become fully immersed in their business and act as an extension of their team. Our straight-talking and pragmatic approach to their legal matters is highly valued.

Blake Morgan has five offices in London, Cardiff, Reading, Oxford, and Southampton, yet we act as one firm collaboratively with our client’s best interests at heart.

Whether you are a corporate client or looking for advice on your personal affairs, as your trusted advisor we’ll focus on your objectives and work with you through the good times and the bad to make sure that you have the right legal support when you need it most.

Relationships mean everything to us and, like you, we’re in it for the long haul.



At Hedges, we recognize that your family may be the most precious thing you have. When it comes to looking after them and making the right plans to protect them in the future, you need to be sure you have the support of an expert who understands exactly what you need.

We’re used to dealing with the most complex family situations which may be both delicate and difficult. We guarantee absolute discretion at all times and our specialist lawyers will support you through even the most difficult times.

Whether it’s advising you in a situation where something has gone awry, or may be about to, or looking to the future to ensure that if things don’t work out as you’d like, you’re well protected, we’ll be there for you throughout.

Our ethos of delivering ‘advice for life’ means that we’d like to be there for you, whatever life throws at you along the way, and throughout the whole of your life. Our clients trust us to be there for them as their lifetime advisors. Indeed, we have numerous clients who are the second or even third generations of their family to instruct Hedges.

Whether it’s in your private life or in business, we ensure that you have direct access to the legal knowledge and experience you need, at precisely the time when you need it.

Our broad range of expertise allows us to cater to all of your and your family’s legal needs and to take the very best care of you.



Our family law department offers the highest quality of support to our clients, stemming from the experience and talent of outstanding family lawyers who are nationally and internationally acknowledged as leaders in their field. We provide a comprehensive service that is both solution-based and bespoke.

We act in some of the leading cases in England and Wales representing clients including professionals, entrepreneurs, wealthy individuals, landowners, those in the public eye, and their partners.

Our team is committed to providing clients with an unparalleled level of service in a compassionate, timely, and cost-effective manner from our offices in London, Oxford, Reading, and Guildford. Our solicitors’ skills include constructive negotiation, a full range of family dispute resolution services, including mediation and collaborative law, and robust and rigorous litigation where required.

We have significant experience in handling relationship breakdown, including divorce, the dissolution of civil partnerships and disputes between unmarried couples; the groundbreaking issues surrounding surrogacy; ‘alternative families’; and complex parenting arrangements. Our solicitors also work closely with the firm’s highly regarded private client team on complex onshore and offshore tax and trust issues, as well as lifetime, inheritance, and succession planning.

Penningtons Manches Cooper has long been recognized as a thought leader on family issues in England and Wales. Five partners from our family department have previously chaired Resolution, the leading specialist family law solicitors’ organization in the country.



We put your family first

We know itʼs your family that matters to you most. You need to know that you and your family matter to us too. We are experts in family law and we have built a solid reputation for giving frank, effective legal advice in plain English. Because right now, you donʼt need legal jargon, a dismissive attitude, and a massive bill.

Here is what you get from us:

Transparent ‘real-world’ pricing

Sometimes we wonder whether other lawyers have ever lived in the normal world. For most people, a five-figure divorce fee is a financial disaster – and totally unnecessary. We upfront about our pricing

Honest legal advice

We are on your side and want the best outcome for you and your family. We tell you what you need to know, not what you want to hear. And we always give advice in plain English; after all, what is the point of advice you canʼt understand?

Children are top of the list

All our family lawyers are Resolution specialists. Resolution is an organization for family lawyers who are serious about their profession, who care about their clients, and, above all, want their clients to put their children first.

Keeping you out of court

If you can reach an agreement without ending up in court, it will be cheaper, faster, and less stressful. We try to keep you out of court when we can.

Expert family-law advice

We focus on family law and law about families. All our lawyers know the subject inside out, which means that if we do end up in court – you be glad you chose us. We are officers of the court and have a right to speak to the judge on your behalf. Unlike ʻMckenzie friendsʼ, we can handle complex legal issues and the court respects what we say.



We provide a personable service that not only gives you sound legal advice from our family & children law solicitors, but lends you the support to make informative decisions and get through the process and avoid any unnecessary distress for you and your family.

We provide an array of legal advice in the following areas:

  • Children
  • Financial and Property Disputes
  • Domestic Violence
  • Alternatives to Court
  • Injunctions
  • Care proceedings
  • Adoption proceedings

Transparency and trust is key when instructing your lawyer to help you regarding your children. This is why we offer a free consultation to advise you on the legal options available to you for you to get a sense of who we are. As an Oxford family firm with lawyers with children, we generally care on a personal level.



Family law involves all legal aspects within a family covering a wide range of issues. These are often associated with problems arising from a relationship breakdown, often involving children and separating out of finances on the ending of a relationship.

Challenor Gardiner will help you deal with every issue you may have to deal with in a constructive and helpful way whilst offering complete support during difficult and challenging times. As Family solicitors, we endeavour to assist one of the parties in finding solutions that are fair and enable both sides to move on with their lives. For married couples, this may mean a permanent separation and divorce, settling the arrangements for any children of the family, and sorting out the family property and finances by agreement and a settlement, or by court order.

Our family lawyers at Challenor Gardiner are members of Resolution and are here to support you by taking a caring and pragmatic approach. We have many years of experience and are committed to resolving family disputes through negotiation and agreement.


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