Family and Children

“Robust offering in the cross-border and public children spheres, with noted strength exhibited in international issues, particularly in child abduction and leave to remove cases. Committed to representing vulnerable individuals and making their services affordable." Chambers and partners 2017- Band 1 Cross-Border Disputes

Why choose us?

Our Family department offers a premier service to its clients. 

We are described as market leaders in the field of international family law in particular in relation to children.

We also understand that when a relationship breaks down you need the support of experts, who understand both the financial and practical issues as well as the emotional stress that you may be facing.

We will provide you with the best possible advice and representation and access to the highest calibre legal expertise without extravagant costs, because we know that when you need our legal advice and assistance, you will want an effective and cost efficient service.

We have been ranked in Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500. In 2016 we were shortlisted for the prestigious “Family Team of the Year” award at the Jordan’s Family Law Awards.

Our Expertise
We are members of the International Child Abduction and Contact Unit's panel of specialist solicitors and our solicitors are members of the Law Society Children and Family Law panels and are Resolution Accredited Specialist Family Lawyers with particular specialisms in Children Law, Child Abduction and Adoption. We offer a full mediation service as our solicitors include a Law Society Accredited Mediator and Resolution Accredited Specialists. Our Head of Department is a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers

We are renowned as specialists in the law relating to children. We have been involved in a number of high profile cases involving cross-border disputes, child abduction, relocation, adoption, care proceedings and in arrangements regarding children. Our cases have been heard in the Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union. We act for parents and children from all over the world, and have strong links with lawyers in other jurisdictions to provide a holistic approach to international family law disputes.

We hold a contract with the Legal Aid Agency and for eligible clients we are able to offer specialist services with the assistance of legal aid.

Our services include all matters relating to separation and divorce, from advising on nuptial settlements and co-habitation agreements to negotiating complex financial settlements and taking effective court action on divorce. We also specialise in work involving the Court of Protection.

We recognise that every family is different and we tailor our services to meet the unique needs of our clients.  We will discuss the options with you in detail, and ensure that you chose the right process for you and your family.

Our solicitors are all members of Resolution and are committed to acting constructively and effectively, to putting your children first, and to finding cost effective and long lasting solutions to the issues facing you on divorce or separation.

We are specialists in resolving disputes out of court, either using collaborative law or arbitration and we also offer a full mediation service.  


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Nina Hansen
Family and Children
Laura Coyle
Family and Children
Mark Kosmin
Family and Children, Will Disputes
Hilka Hollmann
Associate Solicitor
Family and Children
Rebekah Gershuny
Family and Children
Georgina Stavrou
Family and Children
Andriana Syrimis
Family and Children
Sophie Lambert
Chartered Legal Executive
Family and Children
Sope Osibona
Trainee Solicitor
Family and Children


Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are very supportive and knowledgeable. They were able to offer me options for any scenario that came up."

"They all work to a very high standard - they all know their stuff." 

“Freemans Solicitors fields a team of ‘high-quality practitioners with a raft of experience on which to draw’, and which has ‘now firmly established itself among the big hitters on international children cases’.” 
Legal 500 2016

“They have a very strong and deep team. Each individual brings different attributes that combine to produce an incredibly powerful unit of lawyers." “The department is known for providing support for vulnerable clients and handling the more complex legal issues."  
Chambers and Partners 2016 – Band 1 Cross-Border Disputes

Freemans Solicitors is ‘second to none in the representation of children in international proceedings”.  The Legal 500 2015

“They are very approachable and friendly, and very accessible to the children and young people they represent”Chambers & Partners 2015