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Why use our lawyers in Leeds?

There are lots of divorce lawyers and family solicitors out there, and it can be very difficult to tell who will be best equipped to advise you. To help you decide, we've gathered together some information giving some of the main reasons why our clients say they choose us.

We offer outstanding client service


  • We provide a cost-effective service to all our clients. We are open and transparent about our fees, giving you an estimate at the outset and reviewing it on a monthly basis.
  • Our family law team is rated in the top tier for family and divorce law in both legal directories (Chambers UK and Legal 500). These publications are well established, independent guides, which identify the leading lawyers and law firms in the UK through extensive research and interviews with lawyers and their clients.

We are specialists in family and divorce law


  • Our lawyers in Leeds are all specialists in dealing solely with family and divorce law, and have extensive experience in working exclusively with these types of cases.
  • We handle a wide variety of cases heard in county courts in Leeds, Yorkshire and beyond as well as in the High Court and even the Court of Appeal in London.
  • David Salter and Philip Way, in particular, are nationally and internationally recognised as leading experts and regularly train other lawyers on family law issues.
  • Three of the lawyers in our Leeds team have achieved accredited specialist status (through Resolution) in children law, complex financial and property matters, pensions and emergency procedure in financial and property matters.
  • David Salter was the previous President of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.
  • We have particular expertise in pensions on divorce and, together with our pensions law team, regularly advise other family and divorce lawyers in this complex area of law.

Our Leeds divorce lawyers can draw on the wide ranging legal expertise we have on offer across our six offices nationally


  • Mills & Reeve is a top 50 national law firm with six offices around the UK. Our Leeds team works closely with our corporate, employment, property, pensions and tax and trusts colleagues to provide a full service to clients.

We are experts in alternative methods of dispute resolution


  • Two of our lawyers in Leeds are trained collaborative family lawyers and Resolution trained mediators.
  • All the lawyers in our Leeds team are members of Resolution, a group of 5,500 lawyers dedicated to the constructive resolution of family disputes. We always aim to adopt a constructive and non-confrontational approach to resolving family law issues.

Our clients recommend us


  • Many of our new clients come to us through recommendations from other people we have helped before.

> Read more about what others say about our Leeds lawyers