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Family Law

Family law protects the rights and responsibilities of family members across a wide spectrum of situations. Its framework provides a basis for achieving fair outcomes for all family members involved. As family law often deals with conflict from failing relationships, it is important to find family law solicitors with a good understanding of people as well as expert legal knowledge. If you are looking for reputable, experienced family law solicitors in London, you can rely on Alexander JLO’s (AJLO) family law solicitors. We provide a high quality, professional service with our team of solicitors who are committed to protecting your interests.

Location of our London office

Our team of highly experienced family law solicitors in London is located at Jack Dash House, 2 Lawn House Close, just a 5 minute walk from South Quay station or a fifteen minute walk from Canary Wharf station. So, if you are in need of expert family law solicitors in London, we will be able to assist you. We deal with clients from every corner of the globe.

Our Family Law Services

As a member of Resolution and the Law Society’s Family Law Accreditation Scheme, we are committed to following best practices and resolving family law cases as quickly and fairly as possible. Our family law solicitors in London will assist individuals, couples, and family groups in all areas of family law. We recognise the difficulties families face in dealing with and resolving family law cases and our divorce solicitors are trained to offer a sympathetic and caring service to meet each client’s individual needs. We would be delighted to offer a free initial consultation with our family law solicitors in London to discuss your requirements.

Child Law & Children Applications

If your legal proceedings involve children, you can rely on Alexander JLO’s specialist family law solicitors to consider every child’s best interests. Our team will resolve your matter as efficiently as possible to minimise conflict and stress for all family members involved. We deal with applications for child arrangement orders (including both live with and spend time with applications), specific issues orders, prohibitive steps orders, parental responsibility orders and injunctive relief, including the prevention of international kidnapping through the Hague Convention.

Ancillary Relief and Financial Arrangements

Our highly reputable solicitors will aim to resolve ancillary relief cases amicably and without court involvement. Our experienced solicitors will negotiate and draft financial agreements following a divorce for seeking ancillary relief financial orders through the courts.

Prenuptial Agreements

Our highly experienced solicitors can be trusted to provide detailed legal advice and will prepare prenuptial and postnuptial agreements to cover the distribution of assets in the event of a marriage breakdown.

Separation Agreements

Our solicitors provide expert advice and a high-quality service designed to protect your interests in a separation agreement. Our experienced solicitors will prepare and negotiate separation agreements, which will clarify the financial and family arrangements and responsibilities.

Court Injunctions

Our solicitors are experts in applying for court injunctions to deal with a wide variety of cases and offering court order advice. Our experienced solicitors will prepare solid and effective court injunction applications to protect adults and children from damaging activities.


As family law solicitors, we work to make things easier for you by giving you all assistance and guidance needed to fully understand the legal and practical consequences of the breakdown of your relationship. Family law solicitors act on issues such as divorce, child contact, financial settlements, and Local Authority care orders.

If the parents cannot agree on custody of their child, the courts will decide custody based on the child’s best interests. To determine the child’s best interest, numerous factors will be considered.

Parental responsibility refers to your legal responsibilities and rights as a parent. Parental responsibility involves making decisions on all important aspects of a child’s upbringing, such as  making decisions about where your child goes to school and deciding what medical treatment they receive.

In a private law context, the Court has the jurisdiction to make Child Arrangement Orders regulating with whom a child or children shall live with and spend time with. The Court may also grant Prohibited Steps Order preventing an act taking place in relation to a child and Specific Issue Orders determining a particular issue in respect of a child’s upbringing where parents cannot reach an agreement. In a public law context, the Court may make Supervision and Care Orders (including interim orders). A Supervision Order involves placing a child under the supervision of the Local Authority, but without parental responsibility. The child remains with the parents with the local authority being legally obliged to offer support and assistance to the child and his/her family. An Interim Care Order is a temporary care order which gives social services parental responsibility for a child, which they then share with the parents. An Interim order gives social services authority in deciding where a child will live while the court proceedings are continuing.

Contact rights are the right of the children and not the parent. The rebuttal presumption that it is in a child’s best interests to have contact with both parents is embodied within the Children Act 1989. What this means is that as long as there is no safety risk to the child, contact will most likely be ordered by the court in some form, but this may include direct, indirect and forms of supervised contact. It is recommended to negotiate contact arrangements through direct discussions or by attending mediation to agree on the best contact agreement moving forwards for a child. However, if you cannot agree, an application can be made to the court.

The Family Court has the jurisdiction to make Occupation Order and/or Non-molestation Orders to protect you from domestic violence. An Occupation Order relates to who can live in the family home and can also restrict access to the surrounding area. A Non-molestation Order prevents a person from being violent or threatening violence against you or your child, including intimidation, pestering or harassment.

How much a family law solicitor will cost depends on each case as there’s no one size fits all approach. Alexander JLO’s (AJLO) family law solicitors will always provide you with a clear cost estimate, with transparency around costs so there will be no cost surprises.

Unless you reach an agreed position with your spouse, 50% of matrimonial assets cannot be confirmed. If this proceeds to court, an equal share of assets is a starting position, but the court may adjust this if other factors suggest unequal division of assets and the Court has a very wide discretion in determining the division of marital assets following divorce.

Check out Alexander JLO’s Review Solicitors profile

All of our solicitors and lawyers are trained to the highest standards in their speciality area and are dedicated to following best practices, to ensure that our clients get the most satisfactory legal services possible. We are proud to be members of Resolution and are accredited by the Law Society as Family Law specialists. 

Alexander JLO is also delighted to be listed in the Review Solicitors Guide for many areas. Take a look at our firm’s entry and Peter Johnson’s (Senior Partner) profile, or scroll down to see the rest of our team.




    For further information, please contact our team on:

              020 7537 7000


             Jack Dash House
    2 Lawn House Close
    Isle of Dogs
    London, E14 9YQ

    Dx 42653 Isle of Dogs


    Alexander JLO firmly believes in a “hands-on” approach to the law backed by personal attention to detail. Our experienced solicitors offer a friendly service, and are dedicated to providing highly professional and successful services by gaining an accurate understanding of each customer’s individual case and objectives. Our client-base includes small and medium-sized companies, large multinationals, as well as individuals.

    Established in 1975, Alexander JLO (AJLO) is a highly respected firm of London solicitors with offices in the Canary Wharf Area of London Docklands. This firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (registration number 258699) and is governed by rules of professional conduct which may be found at: