We are International Divorce and Family Law solicitors in London, England, UK specialising exclusively in divorce (including high value, complex or international divorces involving English law), separation, cohabitation disputes, ending of civil partnerships, preparation of pre-nuptial agreements, and most related issues, but particularly financial issues arising from breakdown of relationships. We realise that these are sensitive issues and we try to handle them in a sympathetic, civilised and positive manner and by advising clearly and acting firmly and decisively to resolve them, if possible by agreement.
We are situated in Bedford Row, London WC1 which is close to the High Court and the Principal Registry of the Family Division. We mainly handle cases in Central London and the Greater London area, but if you live or work in, or close to, London we may also be able to assist you even if proceedings are taking place in another part of England or Wales or if you live abroad: we often handle international divorce cases where there is some connection with, or issue involving, England.
The firm was established in 1991 by David du Pré who was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1980 having earlier practised as a barrister . He is a member of Resolution (formerly known as the Solicitors Family Law Association), and of the International Society of Family Law. Overall he has more than 30 years practical experience of divorce law during which time he has been involved in many demanding, and often complex, or unusual cases and, through this, has developed many useful contacts in the field of matrimonial law. The firm is run by Mr du Pré with the assistance of his Associate, Gaye Osborne, who is also a very experienced divorce lawyer. She was admitted as a solicitor in 1982 and is a member of Resolution and of the Law Society's Family Lawyers panel. We were among the first firms to operate as a "niche" specialist divorce practice concentrating exclusively on Divorce and Family Law and we believe that our clients welcome the "one to one" personal and confidential service and attention which this enables us to provide.
We have a broad range of clients but we do not undertake publicly funded (i.e. legal aid) cases. However, we believe that our charges are competitive, and compare very favourably with most other divorce specialist lawyers in the centre of London (of similar status, expertise and experience), and we have a reduced fee for the first hour of advice without obligation to instruct us.
If you would like advice we usually suggest a preliminary meeting. For more information or to make an appointment please contact us by clicking on and completing our Response Form or by clicking on Email below (or at the top left of this page). Alternatively , you may telephone us.