Top Ranked by Chambers and Partners 2022


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."

We are known for having a strong all-round offering in public and private children law. We also advise on contentious, high-value divorces, with dedicated departments operating for each area. Renowned for housing a collection of leading experts in cross-border issues, our International expertise is complemented by a strong offering of dual-qualified solicitors. We also lead the way on cutting-edge cross-border issues such as surrogacy.

We have 5 Partners recognised in the directory.

For Children: Cross-Border Disputes Carolina Marín Pedreño is ranked in Band 1 and described as being "hugely experienced with an international profile. She is extraordinarily good with clients and sees cases in a strategic way. She's hugely talented and takes on many big cases. She's first class." Colin Rogerson who "has an encyclopaedic mind when it comes to surrogacy and the international movement of children" is ranked in Band 2. Sulema Jahangir is now recognised as an Associate to Watch and is described as "a fantastic, empathetic family lawyer” who is "very knowledgeable about Islamic issues within family matters." Russell Bywater who acts on financial proceedings with complex domestic and cross-border trusts, non-marital assets and company structures and Kate Allen who is “a very strong litigator and a very strategic lawyer. She gives everything to her cases" are both ranked as Leading Individuals.

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