Top Tier Firm, 2016, The Legal 500

Dawson Cornwell has been ranked as a Top Tier Firm for Family Law by the Legal 500;  which described the firm as "renowned for its expertise in international childens cases of all kinds, whether it be surrogacy, relocation or forced marraige/stranded spouses, while its breadth of experience in financial matters enables it to act on the full range of cases from the smallest to the largest"

A total of 10 lawyers were singled out for individual mention.  For family law, Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE, QC (Hon) is listed in the elite "Leading Lawyer" list.  A further 5 partners; Rhiannon LewisKate AllenCarolina Marin PedrenoCharlotte Conner and Zoe Fleetwood are recommended, along with Associate Colin Rogerson.

The firm has also been ranked in 2 further practice areas; Family: Mediation and Court of Protection.  In these practice areas, partner Jeremy Abraham is recommended along with Associate Katherine Res Pritchard.


Top 25 Family Law Firm Award

Dawson Cornwell has received one of eprivateclient’s Top 25 Family Law Firms 2016 Awards.

This award, which was formally announced on 4th July 2016, was the result of a survey of law firms throughout the UK. The top 25 were selected by eprivateclient on the basis of an assessment of ten factors of which five key criteria are published in the rankings. The Top 25 Family Law Firm awards compliment eprivateclient’s Top 25 series; Law Firms, Trust Companies, Accountancy Firms and Residential Property Buyers.


Leading Firm 2016, Chambers High Net Worth

Chambers High Net Worth is a brand new publication which lists "the worlds leading high net worth advisors".  

Dawson Cornwell has been ranked as a Leading Firm and is described as "a respected boutique family law firm .....offering high quality matrimonial services .... Members of the group are capable of taking a collaborative approach to matters, while they are also adept at tackling litigation and participating in mediation"

Partners Rhiannon Lewis and Kate Allen have been ranked as Leading Individuals.



Solicitors Journal Team of the Year Award 2016 shortlisting

Dawson Cornwell was shortlisted for Solicitors Journal Family Law Team of the Year Award 2016. The firm was nominated in recognition, the judges said, of having acted in a phenomenal 32 reported cases, including one in the European Court of Human Rights, three in the Supreme Court and eight in the Court of Appeal.

The practice also epitomises what a modern family law practice should look like: many of the lawyers are cross qualified in more than one jurisdiction and/or fluent in a foreign language – a feat which impressed the panel”