Relationship or parenting problems?  You’re in the right place. At Cambridge Family Law Practice, we are experts in family dispute resolution, divorce legal advice and pre-marriage planning. We help people make arrangements for finances, property, children, and keeping safe when relationships change. 

CFLP is proud to be top-ranked in Cambridge for family law by both leading legal review directories, the Chambers & Partners Directory, which praises the firm’s ‘bright and talented family lawyers’ (2018) and The Legal 500, which calls us ‘extremely knowledgeable, thorough and great to work with’ (2018);first-rate‘ (2017) and ‘an excellent boutique practice… the best at what it does” (2016).

We resolve disputes with imagination, empathy and discretion. We can give you excellent legal advice, negotiate and advocate in court on your behalf, use collaborative practice, arbitrate or mediate in your case. We offer an intelligent, sensitive and pragmatic approach, providing a highly specialised service tailored to meet your and your family’s individual needs.

Our expert lawyers are Gail Marchant-DaisleySue VartyAdam Moghadas, Simon Bethel, Tricia Ashton and Jeremy Ford. One of us will deal with all aspects of your case so you are assured of partner-level attention at all times: for each of us, the service we give is a matter of personal pride.

Call us: 01223 443333
Email us: info@cflp.co.uk
Address: 33 Parkside, Cambridge CB1 1JE

Cambridge Family Law Practice 
 Specialist, top-rated family law advice, representation and mediation in the heart of the city of Cambridge
 info@cflp.co.uk – 01223 443333

Who we are

The lawyers in our team are expert advisors, skilled advocates and negotiators, have extensive experience in the process of collaborative law and are trained mediators. We have all the skills to deal with your issues using the process that best suits your circumstances, and will help you choose the best way forward.

Gail Marchant-Daisley

Gail is one of Cambridge’s premier family lawyers.  A founder partner of CFLP and highly respected in the community, she is committed to value and to workable solutions. More
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LinkedIn | Twitter: @gmdaisley

Sue Varty

Sue is an astute and practical lawyer who understands family dynamics and works hard to find solutions for her clients.  Calm, clever and caring, she is trusted by clients and respected by her peers and opponents. More
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Adam Moghadas

Adam prides himself on the excellent service he delivers to clients and on his technical legal expertise.  He is a reassuring, creative legal advisor, and a highly-effective advocate. More
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LinkedIn | Twitter: @adam_cflp

Simon Bethel

Simon is known locally and nationally for his sensitive, calm and child-focused approach and for his formidable technical expertise in and out of court, and as an arbitrator. More
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LinkedIn | Twitter: @simon_cflp

Tricia Ashton

Tricia is considered one of Cambridge’s bright legal stars, and joined CFLP as a partner in 2014 from Mills & Reeve. Friendly, clever and straight-talking, she provides excellent advice and client service.  More
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LinkedIn | Twitter: @triciashton

Jeremy Ford

Jeremy is a caring and motivated lawyer, who puts children first in his advice to clients. Coming from a background of representing children in the High Court in complex, often highly conflicted disputes, Jeremy is adept at navigating difficult cases. He is highly respected as an arbitrator and mediator. More
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LinkedIn | Twitter: @headofroy

We work with you to move towards a dignified outcome

We understand that the end of a relationship and dealing with the associated financial and children issues is seldom simple, and frequently distressing. We’re on your side, and we work with you to move towards a dignified outcome that works for you and your family.

Contact us for a first assessment

info@cflp.co.uk –  01223 443333

What we do

We are family lawyers, mediators, collaborators, advocates and arbitrators. We can assist you with any of the following situations, and more:

Divorce

Divorce is the legal process that brings a marriage to an end – often legally the least complex part of the process, it may be more difficult emotionally. We can help with the paperwork, and with any other arrangements for children, housing and your financial future that need to be made.
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Finance and property disputes on divorce or CP dissolution

When a marriage or civil partnership is coming to an end, we can help you sort out your financial affairs, and to obtain a court order to settle your financial obligations to each other so you can move forward with certainty.
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Children and parenting disputes

Parents sometimes find it difficult to agree about children’s living arrangements, time spent with parents, or matters relating to schooling, medical treatment, holidays or other things. We are knowledgeable, respectful and experienced in helping to resolve all kinds of parenting disagreements.
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Pre-and post-marital agreements

A pre-marital agreement, or ‘pre-nup’, is an agreement made between two people who intend to marry; a ‘post-nup’ is the same, done afterwards. We can help you set out what you want to happen to property and assets on marriage, during the course of the marriage, and in the event of a divorce.
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Domestic violence and abuse

Those who are subjected to violence, threats of violence, control, abuse or harassment in the family are entitled to ask the courts to protect them. We can help you achieve non-molestation (anti-harassment) orders and orders regulating who can live in the family home.
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Cohabitation disputes

If you’re separating from a partner to whom you’re not married, there may be matters of property or financial/housing arrangements for children that need working out. We understand the complex law that applies in these circumstances and can help you find a way forward.
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Surrogacy

Surrogacy is an arrangement between two people who wish to parent a child and a woman who agrees to carry and give birth to that child. If you’re looking at your options for becoming a parent, whether through a surrogacy arrangement or assisted conception, we understand the complexities of the law in this area and can guide you through this process.
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Medical Treatment

Sometimes parents are united in their views about treatment of a child but the dispute is between them and the treating medical professionals. This is a highly emotive and difficult area, often fraught with emotion and tight timescales for decision making. We have unparalleled experience in advising in this area.
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Child abduction

Families are increasingly living mobile lifestyles. Internal and external relocation disputes are increasingly common following separation. If you or your former partner is looking to relocate your child it is key to take early legal advice and ensure the proper formalities are observed and permission is in place prior to any move.
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We also have experience and expertise in many more unusual areas of family law. If you would like to speak to us about your particular circumstances, please call Gail, Simon, Jeremy, Adam, Sue or Tricia on 01223 443333.

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How do you want to do this?

CFLP’s expert lawyers can give you practical, compassionate advice to help you get through a change in family circumstances with the least possible trauma. We can provide the full, traditional solicitor service, or be on hand to help on a more informal basis. We’re flexible and practical – call us on 01223 443333 for a confidential initial discussion.

Contact us for an initial chat about how we can help you: 

 info@cflp.co.uk – 01223 443333 

How we do it

The expert partners at Cambridge Family Law Practice offer a wide range of options for resolving family disputes: just click on the heading to find out more.

Advice

We are experts in all aspects of family law and can tell you how it applies to your particular circumstances. We can suggest courses of action depending on what you want to achieve.

Negotiation

We are skilled and sensitive negotiators who can deal with your former partner or their lawyer to work out family arrangements after separation and divorce.

Court Proceedings

We can prepare your case and present it in court expertly if it is necessary to ask the judge to make a decision in your case.

Mediation/MIAMs

We are specialist family mediators who can assist the two of you to make your own decisions with guidance and information. We also provide MIAMs and can sign court forms.

Collaborative Practice

We are at the forefront of the development of collaborative law locally and nationally and can expertly guide you and your family through the process.

Arbitration

Simon Bethel and Jeremy Ford were amongst the first qualified arbitrators in the country and can provide binding adjudication on private children disputes. All partners can advise on arbitration in family cases, financial and children.

If you’d like to know more about how we can help you, please give us a call on 01223 443333 and speak to one of the partners: Jeremy, Gail, Sue, Adam, Simon or Tricia.

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A 12 year-old should be sent to live with his father to restore their relationship, a High Court Judge ruled in a recently published case. PA v TT and H concerned a couple from a Sikh background who had married in 2005 and separated in 2007. They had one son, referred to in the judgement as ‘H’. The breakdown of the marriage was acrimonious, and there had been no less than five previous sets of proceedings concerning arrangements for the boy. These included allegations of domestic abuse, which were dismissed. Prior to the beginning of the sixth set of proceedings,…

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McKenzie Friends provide “biased and misleading advice” to people caught up in family court disputes, a new study has claimed. McKenzie Friends are courtroom advisors who work with ‘litigants in person’ (LiPs): people who represent themselves during a court case, usually because they cannot afford legal representation. Despite their role, they do not need legal qualifications. Some charge fees while others work purely informally. Without legal qualifications McKenzie Friends cannot address the Judge while in court unless they are invited to do so. But they are allowed to provide advice to the litigant and help with note-taking and court papers….

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The Supreme Court has heard two days of evidence in an appeal concerning ‘forum shopping’ in divorce. The term ‘forum shopping’ refers to a common and much discussed practice in which one half of a multinational couple attempts to launch divorce proceedings in the jurisdiction with divorce legislation most favourable to them. In legal terminology, the Latin word ‘forum’ can mean both a specific court and a specific jurisdiction. Villiers v Villiers concerns a writ of divorce filed in 2014 by a husband in Scotland. He and his wife had lived in the country for the majority of the time…

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Contact

Cambridge Family Law Practice’s offices are in the heart of Cambridge overlooking Parker’s Piece: our address is 33 Parkside, Cambridge CB1 1JE.  Parking is available behind the building.

We also see clients by appointment in central London – please just ask for details.

Call us: 01223 443333
Email us: info@cflp.co.uk
Address: 33 Parkside, Cambridge CB1 1JE