Family Law Solicitors

Family Law

Berwins Solicitor’s experienced team of family law specialists provide expert, impartial advice to help resolve disputes relating to family matters.

Family law encompasses a wide range of legal issues, including divorce, separation, child custody and support, adoption, domestic violence, financial settlements and distribution of assets.

Our dedicated family law team is equipped to handle a wide variety of cases and will provide the expert, impartial advice and support you need to reach a suitable resolution.

We offer constructive guidance relating to the breakdown of a relationship, children and parental responsibility, finance, property, same-sex marriage and civil partnerships, and we pride ourselves on our commitment to finding a solution that is tailored to your needs.

Why come to us?

While we have five specialist legal teams across a range of sectors, the firm is well known for its work as collaborative family solicitors so you can approach us with the reassurance that you will be supported by a strong team which is both highly respected and, with almost 70 years' combined experience, is well-practised within this field.

Our passion, care, teamwork, ownership and accessibility are at the very heart of how we do business and our commitment to caring for our clients and putting their best interest at the forefront ensures we deliver a truly exceptional service that stands us out from the rest.

We offer a broad array of family law services, including separation and divorce, disputes concerning children, cohabitation, pre-and post nuptial agreements, and relationship breakdown, providing expert advice and guidance to ease you through the settlement process.

The Leading Harrogate Family Law Team

Our compassionate family law team, which is led by the well regarded Danielle Day, is highly ranked by Legal 500, the independent directory of worldwide law firms, making us one of the most sought-after firms for handling family cases.

Recognised for our switched on and well-organised approach, ability to assist with complex issues, including foreign assets, pensions, pre-and post-nuptial agreements, divorce proceedings, cohabitation agreements and private children law work, the ranking establishes Berwins as one of Yorkshire’s top family law firms and the number one firm in Harrogate.

Danielle has a wealth of experience in handling a variety of complex family related issues, specialising in the relationship breakdown of un-married couples, divorce and related financial matters and complex financial issues with the majority of her work involving assets in excess of £1 million. Working alongside her are Stephen Root, William Kaye and Josie McKay

Stephen is described as a “a top collaborative lawyer” by Chambers & Partners and has over 30 years’ experience and a speciality in divorces where a family business is involved and  Both have attracted praise for their caring, sensible and informed approach to case.

William is a highly experienced family lawyer. A member of the high profile Collaborative Working Party of industry body Resolution, his expertise in the field of collaborative family law is widely held.  

Your tailored pathway

Our expert team offers expert advice throughout the separation process. One of the starting points many clients chose is Berwins' Pathway. An initial meeting at which you can discuss your circumstances and aims in separation, those who take this path receive tailored advice, which can be used to explore the different routes available and find a clear pathway to the future. More on Berwins' Pathway can be found here.     

Get in touch

Our dedicated and friendly team is here to help. If you have a matter you would like to discuss, please get in touch by calling 01423 509 000 or use our contact form online and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

What our clients say

I have found the team at Berwins to be wonderful people to work with at this difficult time. Put simply I have total trust in them and would recommend anyone in a similar position as I have been to contact them and look no further for legal representation.

A Family client

The knowledge and experience amongst the team and the firm overall means that they are able to address all the needs a client can present whilst being of a size that means clients continue to feel they are treated in a personal manner.

Robert Cresswell Dip PFS Resolution Accredited IFA , Director

With regards to the whole process, I have always found my dealings with yourself to be of the highest order. In difficult circumstances, your approach has always been professional, open and honest, for which I convey my personal thanks and appreciation. Should the need arise for any future services or advice on similar matters, I would use your services again without hesitation.

A Family client

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