Divorce & Family Law

Protect your family in good times and challenging times

Choosing a family law solicitor means finding someone that you can place absolute trust in. That’s why SA Law has worked hard to create a highly respected family law team in the region, as recognised by independent researcher The Legal 500.

From advising on situations to resolving disputes, our family law specialists provide you with clear guidance delivered with sensitivity and understanding. We help clients who are facing the difficulties of relationship breakdown, whether a marriage, civil partnership or cohabitation. In particular, we offer extensive expertise in divorce, resolving complex and high-value financial matters, and complex situations involving children, such as international relocation.

Furthermore, our family law team benefits from having qualified mediators and members of Resolution Collaborative Law and The Law Society Children Panel


  • Not sure where to begin? We can help you to identify the practical issues and the priority in which to address them.
  • We make difficult situations as smooth and amicable as possible, and keep your time involvement to a minimum.
  • If a dispute can’t be resolved through mutual agreement, we steer you carefully towards the best way of achieving a successful outcome.
  • In situations that involve children, we provide objective advice that puts their welfare first. 


  • The fastest and easiest way to resolve a dispute is through mutual agreement.
  • It helps to see a dispute from the other person’s perspective, even if you don’t agree with it.
  • Litigation and court proceedings are costly and can have uncertain outcomes.
  • Thinking about the future can help you to achieve the best outcome now.

"SA Law LLP’s clients single out Marilyn Bell, for her ‘innate ability to always put her clients’ needs at the forefront of her work’, and senior associate Ruth Abrams, for her ‘sage and strategic advice’." - The Legal 500, 2016

"SA Law LLP has ‘an excellent reputation in the area of family law’, and the team is ‘professional, knowledgeable and sensitive to the needs of its clients’. The practice is noted for its expertise in complex and sensitive child-related cases, and also handles financial matters, international relocation and civil partnership breakdowns." - The Legal 500, 2017

"Clients appreciate the team's business-oriented and practical approach. 'They are commercial, knowledgeable and client-focused,' a source says, with another adding that 'they are very constructive and pragmatic.'

Marilyn Bell is a highly regarded practitioner, advising on both financial and children matters in separation situations. 'She is very client-focused and works unbelievable hours,' a source reports, further praising her as 'friendly, reassuring and always calm.'

Kiran Beeharry advises on divorce proceedings as well as relationship breakdown between unmarried partners. 'He battled very hard on my behalf to get the best deal possible,' a client says." - Chambers & Partners, 2017

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