Top ranked by the Legal 500, 2022


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.”

We have 8 Partners recognised in the directory: Russell Bywater who is “a true force of nature”, Kate Allen who has a “stellar reputation”, Carolina Marín Pedreño who is the “hardworking, tactical, impressively intelligent Head of the Children team”, Colin Rogerson, “the immensely relented” Lisette Dupré, Jessica Reid, “the personable and super intelligent” Charlotte Conner and Sulema Jahangir. Additionally we have our “Rising Stars” Amy Barrow and Forum Shah recognised together with other recommended lawyers Charlotte Image-Flower, Amy Fullerton, Kate Brett and Aysel Akhundova.

“Dawson Cornwell is one of the premier boutique family law firms. What makes it unique is the depth of the experience and the diversity of the team to deal with all matters relating to family law, whether it be finances, children, or complex questions of international private law. All of the individuals I have worked with in the firm are fully committed to the clients and providing the best possible advice in terms of strategy to suit the clients’ needs.”

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