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Dawson Cornwell is one of the UK's leading specialist family law firms.

Based in London, the firm acts for clients across the UK and internationally who are embarking on divorce or separation or dissolution of a civil partnership. The firm advises on all areas of family and children's law, including the creation of alternative family structures.

The firm has a specialist children department with specific expertise in all aspects of international children's law.

The firm is consistently recommended by Chambers and the Legal 500, the two main legal directories.

Established in 1972, the firm follows the principles of Resolution. Formerly known as the Solicitors Family Law Association, this national organisation was founded by the former senior partner, John Cornwell, to encourage a constructive approach to divorces and family law.

Unlike other niche family law practices, the firm also advises on buying and selling properties and on wills and planning family finances.

Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with SRA number 49749