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Aysel Akhundova shortlisted for the YRes Rising Star Award

Apr 2022


We are delighted Aysel has been nominated for a prestigious Resolution Award.

Simon Bruce joins Dawson Cornwell

Mar 2022


We are delighted Simon Bruce has joined us as a partner in the Matrimonial Department.

Sarah Jane Lenihan joins Dawson Cornwell

Feb 2022


We are delighted Sarah Jane Lenihan has joined us as a partner in the Matrimonial Department.

Dawson Cornwell's map of countries in 2021

Dec 2021


In 2021, Dawson Cornwell worked with individuals & families from 63 countries worldwide.

Amy Rowe joins Dawson Cornwell

Dec 2021


We are delighted Amy Rowe has joined us as a partner in the Children Department.

Lisette Dupré is the Gold Winner of a Citywealth Future Leaders Award 2021

Nov 2021


We are proud of our partner Lisette Dupré who won the Gold award for Family Lawyer of the Year in the Partner category.

Shortlisted for the Citywealth Magic Circle Award 2022 for Family/Matrimonial Law Firm of the Year

Nov 2021


Dawson Cornwell have again been shortlisted for Family/Matrimonial Law Firm of the Year.
Citywealth’s Magic Circle Awards were established 17 years ago to highlight the excellence of the advisers and managers in the private wealth industry.

Dawson Cornwell included in The Times Best Law Firms 2022 list

Nov 2021


Once again Dawson Cornwell has been recognised in this prestigious list of the most highly regarded law firms in any of 26 categories covering business, public and private-client fields. We are commended in Family Law. Statistica, an international market research firm, asked solicitors and barristers in England and Wales to recommend the best law firms. Those with the most votes from more than 4,500 respondents made it into this exclusive list. To ensure that the survey was fair, respondents were not allowed to choose their own law firm and votes were scrutinised to prevent anyone from voting more than once.

Top Ranked by Chambers and Partners 2022

Oct 2021


We are once again ranked as the only Band 1 Leading Firm for Children: Cross-Border Disputes and as a Leading Firm for Family/Matrimonial Law and Children: Public Law Matters.

An interviewee calls the firm "a leader in family law, especially in cases with an international element. Their knowledge of the relevant law and client care set them apart." "They're brilliant at using the court system to get an outcome that supports the wishes of the children involved," a respondent notes. One client also states, "I felt that the whole firm was behind me as one person, which reassured me that I was in excellent hands at Dawson Cornwell."

Top ranked by the Legal 500, 2022

Oct 2021


We are delighted to once again be ranked in the elite Tier 1 for family law.

We are described by the Legal 500 as a firm with “immense foreign expertise and a first-rate children department which is at the forefront of private children law disputes, difficult public law cases, child abduction and other areas such as forced marriages, surrogacy and parentage arrangements. It also has a significant practice that deals with financial provision for children.”