Family Solicitors & Family Law

The family law team at Lupton Fawcett is here to help you throughout this stressful process. Our specialist solicitors have expertise in dealing with a variety of family-related disputes and understand that each situation is different, with each individual requiring personal support and guidance.

If you require assistance with a divorce or want advice on a family dispute, contact Lupton Fawcett today – there are many ways to get in touch. You can either call us on 0333 323 5292send us an email or fill out the enquiry form on this page to let us know you would like to hear from us.

Our Services

We provide a range of services to help with a variety of family matters, including:

Members of Resolution

Lupton Fawcett is a proud member of Resolution, an organisation of family solicitors committed to ensuring divorce and family law disputes are resolved amicably and as constructive as possible. To do this, our team follows the Resolution Code of Practice, which aims to alleviate the stress and anxiety that can be involved in these cases.

This includes placing the individual or family at the centre of the case so a settlement is reached collaboratively and with our client’s needs in mind. We aim to settle cases through non-court dispute resolution processes, including mediation, collaborative practice and arbitration, which can often be a more cost-effective solution.

How Lupton Fawcett Can Help

The family team holds the prestigious Quality Mark for our practical and constructive legal advice – proof that our lawyers will provide you with a wealth of advice and support tailored to your case.

Our expert legal services will help you make seemingly complicated legal proceedings easier to understand, while our sensitive approach to the handling of cases offers reassurance that you have come to the right place. We are here to provide one-to-one support for you by listening to your needs, explaining all your options and working with you to achieve the best possible outcome.

Overall, we aim to set your mind at ease, help you focus on the important issues in your life, and make it easier to provide for your children in the future. To help you do this, we offer access to a range of accountants, independent financial advisers, banks and counsellors, so you can easily get back on your feet if a relationship should break down or if you are involved in a family dispute.

We also keep up to date with the most recent changes and developments in family law to ensure we stay ahead of the curve and can ensure our methods are at their pinnacle. To read about the latest developments, take a look at our blog.

How We Can Help With Costs

We are able to offer a number of different pricing options to help you cover our fees as we appreciate this can be an area of concern for clients involved in family disputes. As part of the process, we will fully explain our fees to you, helping you to make a decision on the best payment option for your particular circumstances. Alternative payment solutions available include fixed fees and staged payments. We are also able to refer you to a litigation loan provider.

For more information on costs, please get in touch with our family solicitors.


Contact Us for Help

We provide advice on a wide range of family law matters to clients around Yorkshire from our offices in Leeds, York and Sheffield. For an initial discussion about a family dispute or divorce, get in touch with our family team today by calling 0333 323 5292, or by emailing us. Alternatively, fill in the form on this page, letting us know how we can help and one of our family lawyers will get back to you as soon as possible.

You can also keep up to date with the latest developments via our Blog posts

You have been outstanding on getting this total nightmare resolved! And I applaud you whole heartedly.

Casey Munday

"Not only do I think Chris Burns is a good solicitor, he was able to calm me down and reassure me when things got tough."

Chambers and Partners 2019

Lupton Fawcett’s Family team, in particular Richard Buckley, have consistently provided a service that was not only strong, balanced and responsive but also never lost sight of the deeply personal and emotional nature of my case.

Mr Shaw

Chris Burns was recommended to me by a business contact. He guided me through my divorce and helped me reach a financial settlement which I was satisfied with as well as the other party. Chris also provided a high level of service and always offered sensible and clear advice throughout the process

Mr G

I instructed Chris Burns to draw up a post nuptial agreement as I was undertaking a management buy out of my business. Chris provided clear, practical and pragmatic advice. He was assisted by Richard Buckley and together they were able to advise me about and draw up the Agreement and helped me reach my objective diligently and efficiently.

Steve Adams

Mattress Online

Sophie helped me at a time of need and took the time to listen and guide me through the process

Client (Mrs C)

Acted with maturity beyond her years and with the pragmatism needed

Former Colleague

Lupton Fawcett's Family team is recognised as a 'solid family practice' headed by Chris Burns who is described as a 'top-class advocate'

Legal 500, November 2018

To the point, direct and no-nonsense approach: he tells it like it is and he is very good at what he does.

Chambers & Partners UK

Chris Burns heads the practice and is 'a top-class advocate'; he handles a range of family and financial remedy matters and has a specialism for children's work.

The Legal 500 2018 Legal Directory

The Legal 500 2017 legal directory ranks Chris as a leading individual and commends his team. Clients single out Lupton Fawcett LLP’s family law practice for its ‘professional, pragmatic and client-focused service, great attention to detail and specialist expertise’. Headed by Christopher Burns (‘particularly good at cohabitation disputes’), the practice provides region-wide coverage to high-net-worth and privately funded clients from its offices in Leeds, York and Sheffield, with particular emphasis on financial provision issues arising from family breakdown.

The Legal 500 UK 2017

Thank you, Chris, for all you have done to help me.

Ms K

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Why Choose Lupton Fawcett?

Having advised and supported many local families, individuals and businesses, we are proud to offer clients a dedicated service from specialist solicitors who are experts in their field:

We're Award Winning

We were awarded the Legal 500 HR/Employment Law team of the year in 2017

We're Connected

We're connected to the people, businesses and infrastructure throughout Yorkshire

We Put You First

You can be sure to expect superb client service from us. Our clients are our priority

We're accredited

Recognised by leading Legal Directories Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500

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