Our Services

Children & Family Law


We advise not only on issues of family breakdown, but also how best to arrange your affairs at the start of a relationship, for example through cohabitation or pre-nuptial agreements which are of increasing significance in this rapidly developing area of family law.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Children matters
  • Non-married couples
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Pre and post marital or civil partnership agreements.
  • Court of Protection work for those who lack capacity

We aim, particularly where children are involved, to advise constructively so that family relationships are maintained and seek to avoid unnecessary damage and acrimony. We will always act with integrity to guide you through what is often a stressful period. Whenever appropriate, we seek to resolve matters through mediation or collaborative practice.

The team will happily speak to you with no obligation to enable you to make a more informed decision on how you wish to proceed and whether you wish to instruct us to act for you.

A source comments: "They're very easy to work with. You get a good team feel when you work with them. They were very understanding and accommodating of my situation."
Chambers UK, 2020
Clients report that Barlow Robbins LLP 'has an experienced family team and in particular offers an excellent family mediation service’ and that ‘while fighting hard for its clients it provides realistic advice’. The group handles the gamut of complex financial and children cases including a range of Children Act, abuse and abduction matters.
Legal 500 2019
Interviewees appreciate the Barlow Robbins Family team's knowledge and the relationships they have with their clients, saying: “The members of the family team have a great breadth of knowledge and experience in law as well as being personable and empathetic with clients.
Chambers UK, 2018

According to clients, "Barlow Robbins has the feel of a provincial firm, but the quality of advice is equal to top London outfits."
Legal 500, 2017