Coping with a relationship breakdown is never easy, and the stress and anxiety it causes can have a huge impact on you and your family. Where significant wealth or assets are involved, however, it can add an extra layer of complexity to proceedings that can be difficult to deal with at this difficult time.

That’s where Attwaters Jameson Hill comes in. Our Family Law specialists have a wealth of knowledge and experience in dealing with all aspects of relationship breakdown, from high-value cases through to disputes over childcare arrangements. We understand that your relationship breakdown will feel extremely painful and personal to you, meaning that you need a solicitor you can really trust. Our solicitors are honest, approachable and work to build up that relationship of trust with you so that you feel as comfortable as possible with the process.

We also offer the support and private wealth expertise that high-net-worth couples need to guide them through the separation process, and the division of their wealth and assets, as amicably and seamlessly as possible, offering clear and compassionate advice. There may be family trusts or businesses involved, as well as offshore or international assets, significant pension funds, property portfolios or other high-value assets to consider, making separation a complex affair for these couples. We can assist in carefully identifying and valuing your assets, often with the help of external experts, to help bring clarity and certainty to the division of wealth.

However, this process can be made even simpler if a pre-nuptial agreement is put in place before a couple gets married. Although no couple wants to think about the eventuality of separation at the beginning of their lives together, it is also true that nobody knows what the future holds and, for couples holding significant wealth, it can be a useful insurance policy should you sadly decide to separate later down the line. We can help with this.

Support and guidance from start to finish

We know it’s important to be open and honest with you from the very start, so that you know you can trust us. That’s why we’ll never baffle you with complex legal terms, and we’ll make sure you understand how our charges are worked out to ensure you’re not surprised by any hidden costs down the line. Throughout the process, we’ll be on hand to answer any questions (and we mean any) you may have – there’s no such thing as a silly question in our book! For us, our drive comes from seeing you emerge from the process stronger, happier and clear about your future, knowing that we helped you to get there.

What We Do

Our team includes members of Resolution and the Law Society’s Family Law Accreditation Scheme, as well as a trained collaborative lawyer and a Mediator. We offer a wide range of options to help make the process as painless as possible, such as mediation, collaboration, arbitration and round table meetings, as well as a range of court applications should this be necessary.

Our team has 115 years’ expertise in helping clients in the following areas:


Official Rankings

The Family department here at Attwaters Jameson Hill has been recognised by both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners for many years.

Legal 500 2020 has seen Joyti Henchie again achieving Leading Individual and her department ranking as Band 2. The Directory states that the Family Department is “Renowned as being the ‘best family law firm in Essex’, the ‘impressive’ team at Attwaters Jameson Hill Solicitors is led by ‘stand-out lawyer’, Joyti Henchie who specialises in a spectrum of matters ranging from divorce and separation, financial settlements, children disputes, child protection, pre-nuptials, and civil partnerships matters, as well as aspects of private and public law matters. Stephanie Holmes undertakes private family law work.”

“A small, but impressive department where everyone, at all levels, is impressive in the way they prepare their cases and the service they provide their clients.”

In the Chambers and Partners 2020 our Family Law department, which was ranked as Band 1 for the second time running, was lauded as “down-to-earth and the type of firm you would recommend because their advice is robust and realistic.” Joyti Henchie, Partner and Head of Department, was once again awarded Band 1 practitioner status this year and was described as beingan incredibly down-to-earth solicitor who gives her clients the best service they could ask for.” Clients also said she was “vastly experienced so there’s very little that fazes her.”

Contact Us

To speak to one of our Family Law solicitors and arrange an initial fixed-fee appointment, during which we will offer essential outline advice, contact us by email at or call 0330 221 8855. We are able to offer appointments via Skype and Zoom if you prefer.

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