LGBTQ+ Family Law

We are sensitive to, and knowledgeable of, the family law issues that may be unique to the LGBTQ+ community. We are a large, experienced team and will find the right person to suit our clients’ unique requirements.

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We look after the interests of you and your family

You can trust our highly experienced LGBTQ+ family law team to assist you with your most important commodity, your family; and we’ll treat you with care and respect, while being committed to achieving the best outcome for you.

If you are considering starting a family and need some help, we have specialists in the legal aspects of surrogacy, donor conception, parentage, fertility, co-parenting, and private adoption.

The law is often complex around these issues, but we will provide expert tailored advice to your own unique situation to ensure that you obtain the outcome you need. We’ll also help you understand who the legal parents are in your situation and what steps you may need to take. In the unfortunate event that a dispute arises, we have the experience to assist you in navigating the court process if that should become necessary

We can provide the expert help to assist you in making plans to regulate your financial and property affairs when moving in together, or when entering marriage or a civil partnership. This might include the preparation of a ‘living together’ agreement – also known as a cohabitation agreement, or nuptial agreement, pre- or post-marriage.

If your relationship should end, we are specialists in divorce and the dissolution of civil partnerships in addition to issues concerning property, family finances and the arrangements for children. Many same sex couples choose to live together rather than enter civil partnerships or marriages. Such relationships may have continued for many years, and although there have been changes in the law, they may not have been formalised. We appreciate the reasons for this can be complex and varied.

If such a relationship breaks down, we will advise you on property rights and associated financial issues, and arrangements for any children to enable you to make positive decisions and move forward.

We can assist in relation to issues concerning children. There may be difficulties relating to legal parentage, parental responsibility, living and care arrangements, or in relation to specific issues such as schooling, changing your child’s surname or medical treatment. We can provide specialist advice on these matters and issues that relate to a child’s gender.

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Hear what our clients say about us

I’d like to thank you for all your help and support given to me over the last few years. I cannot thank you enough for your true professionalism. I have felt that at every interaction we had that you really understood the impacts to me and my family personally.

You navigated me through a really challenging time at a pace that was right for me. It was hugely important that I had a settled family life, and that everyone was alright in the end and indeed we are!


Mrs F Financial settlement within divorce proceedings.

I just wanted to say a really big thank you for seeing me through the whole lengthy and tricky divorce process.

You were always there to answer my questions and listen to my ranting!

To have your consistency and steadiness was a huge support and I couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you for what you do!

Client Divorce proceedings

Following the conclusion of the matter, Lucy’s client said: “The service from Lucy was superb and I will definitely utilise your company in the future. Thank you for all your patience and understanding, it was a pleasure to work with you.”

Lucy said: “Whilst no one enters into a relationship thinking it could break down, making sure your financial interests are adequately protected is essential.”

Client Protecting financial interests

“From the outset, I found Lucy to be extremely efficient, reassuring, and had every faith in her.

I was kept informed fully and correspondence was always easy, with clear communication and swift responses.”

“Efficient, reassuring” guidance from Solicitor leads to testimonial following successful divorce settlement

One of the most significant family teams in the South West and fast becoming the leading financial remedy solicitors in the region. Very accessible and client focused – real strength in depth.

Legal 500 2024 – Family

HCR should be considered as the go-to firm for family law issues in Hereford and Worcester. HCR’s reputation for quality is well known and well justified.

Legal 500 2024 – Family

The firm has a strong presence in Birmingham and in Worcester as well as their other locations across the UK.

Legal 500 2024 – Family

I recommend this firm to family and friends as I know that they will be supported and well-advised through difficult times. The firm stands out as a class above other firms.


Legal 500 2024 – Family

HCR Hewitsons is a multidisciplinary firm with very strong local foundations, as well as an important presence in London. Not every firm can offer the same breadth and reach that they can.

Legal 500 2024 – Family

HCR have a growing presence in Cambridge and have gone from a standing start of no permanent family lawyers to build a growing team.

Legal 500 2024 – Family

The firm is well known for providing sound family law advice and representation at the highest levels. A good quality firm.


Legal 500 2024 – Family

The members of the practice are hardworking, conscientious and accessible to clients and professional colleagues. They work tirelessly to achieve the best outcome for their clients whilst also ensuring they deliver sound advice and ensure that clients remain grounded and have a good understanding of how their case will progress.

Legal 500 2024 – Family

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