Family Law Solicitors
Our family team are experts in high net worth and complex cases. We are consistently ranked amongst the top teams of family lawyers in the country and are proud of our reputation for clear and pragmatic advice at a competitive price.
We help our clients when they are contemplating marriage, a civil partnership or living with their partner, as well as if their relationship comes to an end. If there are financial issues that need to be resolved as a result, we help our clients achieve a financial settlement.
If a dispute arises over arrangements for children, we help our clients reach a set of arrangements that are in the children’s best interests.
There are many different ways that disputes about money or children can be resolved. We work creatively with our clients to find the best option for them.
When domestic abuse is encountered, we help our clients get the protection they need or represent their interests if allegations are made against them.
Prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements are more popular now than ever as are living together agreements (also known as cohabitation agreements). We have the experience of writing and advising on agreements for people from all walks of life.
Our offices are paperless and our team agile. We use video conferencing, phone, email and SMS to communicate with clients and others.
We hope you find what you are looking for below, but sometimes it’s best to call or email us with your question. Any member of our team is able to help with your queries.
What can we help with?
We are both experienced and sensitive and will explain your options and their consequences clearly and carefully.
Divorces can be extremely complex and specialist legal expertise is advisable to untangle your finances
We can guide you through legal issues involving your children
Prenuptial & postnuptial agreements
Wealth protection advice is necessary if you have valuable assets, are a business owner, an entrepreneur or have a substantial income
Living together & cohabitation agreements
For unmarried couples living together, legal advice is essential to protect your property
There may be property claims that can be made on your behalf, or claims for additional provision for your children
We have a wealth of experience in assisting both victims and alleged perpetrators of domestic abuse.
Alternatives to court
We advocate the use of alternative dispute resolution methods to resolve family disputes.
Don't just take our word for it...
“I am ever so grateful for all of your efforts throughout this process. Your reassuring conduct has been an ever-present source of comfort.”
“You are an asset to me, one hundred percent on my side. You are meticulous in preparation and pragmatic in your advice.”
“It has been an extremely challenging period of my life and I am grateful for the support and advice I have been given by you.”
“In a confusing and stressful time, you made everything clear. Thank you for all that you did and the hard work that must go on behind the scenes. It is truly appreciated.”
“I am extremely grateful to the advice you provided me over the past few months;I achieved the best result I could have hoped for”
"Thank you to you and your team for all your work on the divorce. Very calming and professional throughout."
"Thank you to Alex & Camilla for your excellent services. We felt totally supported throughout this process."
A private client
"They were supportive and gave precise and reasonable advice."
"She has outstanding knowledge and experience,"
"She has given me the best advice and support and has been tenacious throughout."
‘The family team is small yet has an impressive capacity for work. This is because most of their solicitors are very experienced and know how to deal with pretty much all of the scenarios that come up in family cases.’
‘The stand out firm for matrimonial finance work in Kent. A strong team, led by Alex Davies, who do high calibre work for the most demanding of clients.’
"their solicitors are very experienced and know how to deal with pretty much all of the scenarios that come up in family cases."
"efficient, appropriately priced and friendly."
"an extremely good solicitor."
'Thank you so much for all of the support and work to get me here. You have been absolutely brilliant and an absolute rock.'
"In such difficult times, you need to have friends. You have made me feel that I was not only dealing with a professional solicitor but with a caring friend that I could count on the support of. For this and for everything you have assisted me with, I thank you from the bottom of my heart."
"I would never hesitate to recommend you to anyone in need of such support and I would be delighted for you to pass on my details to any person in need of a reference."
"What makes the firm unique and different to firms I had worked with previously was that at every level Cripps made you feel that you mattered. They wanted to respond to your queries and get back to you with answers as soon as possible. Firms I had previously worked with made you feel you were an inconvenience or expecting too much. Cripps welcomed any correspondence."
"Cannot speak too highly of this firm. The team are friendly, engaging and an absolute pleasure to deal with."
"Vanda James was exactly what I wanted from a solicitor. She was understanding and strong. I felt like she wouldn’t be willing to settle or convince me to be more realistic. Vanda got to know my story and know what I wanted and what was best for the children."
"Helen Fisher was personable and articulate. Her attention to detail was outstanding and her guidance through an acrimonious divorce, dealing with my personal emotional roller coaster was balanced, settling and firm. Helen listened and took advice/guidance when she thought it was appropriate but stayed firm and resolute when she felt she needed to. I always felt this was in balance. She was always explaining processes or law so that I always felt I understood what was happening. I thought she was outstanding in how she worked with, and on behalf of, me."
"Helen Fisher’s work was just excellent – I couldn’t recommend her enough. She supported and guided me so professionally through what was a stressful, acrimonious divorce. Hard working and pragmatic, Helen Fisher is a credit to Cripps, always giving balanced advice, anticipating and advising on every next step, and developing situations expertly. Helen cuts through the detail efficiently, and gives clear, succinct information and advice every step of the way. Super bright and always so responsive – thank you for helping me through this really rough time."
"Alex Davies is the standout. I’ve known Alex a long while and knew early on he was one to watch. In a really competitive Family Law market he really does hold his own and is much in demand if the quality and volume of work he sends to chambers is any indicator."
"They have an incredible strength in depth. Alex Davies has done an amazing job in building the team from the ground up to one of the top firms in Kent. The level of client they attract, the fantastic advice and client service they offer really is second to none!"
"Simon Donald brings intelligence and humanity to his role. He cares about the outcome of his cases and focuses on achieving the best results for his clients but does so through the lens of objectivity that makes his work cost efficient and minimises emotional difficulty for the clients, too. His intelligence means that he sees right to the heart of the issues and his lateral thinking helps to resolve seemingly intractable issues. He is outstanding."