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Latest Legal 500 highlights Fosters' Family Services

The Legal 500 2021 recommends Fosters in their legal listings in East Anglia for Family law.

Fosters is recognised for handling both private and Legal Aid matters, including those involving children. Firm partners Iain McClay, Lucy Simpson and Clare Sharpe are all recommended, with Clare also recognised by The Legal 500 as a Next Generation Partner.


‘I have had to use Fosters solicitors Family department for six years unfortunately. What isn’t unfortunate is the level of service I received. The team is a tight knit one, under highly stressful circumstances they were always able to get back to me in a timely manner. Communication was good with members of the team should the lead solicitor in my case not be available.’

‘I had used several firms prior to Fosters and the way they operated had no comparison. They were always very clear and realistic about the expectations regarding my case and guided me through what I can only describe as a minefield of family law. I certainly couldn’t have managed without their expertise.’

‘I would particularly like to mention Lucy Simpson. Where do I begin, in all honesty she was my guiding star in a legal world full of darkness and panic. She was down to earth and always displayed the utmost professionalism at all times. There were some extremely distressing and emotional experiences throughout my time being represented by Lucy. She always managed to break things down when everything seemed chaotic.’

Work highlights

Undertaking mediation with husband and wife over three sessions to resolve the financial side of their divorce, culminating in the preparation of an open financial statement and a summary of proposals within a memorandum of understanding.

Receiving instructions from a wife on a high-net-value divorce; assisting and advising on a financial settlement concluding with a consent order filed at court.

Application for a child arrangement order on behalf of father; a matter of complexity as a result of significant concerns raised by the mother leading to a fact-finding hearing.

About The Legal 500

For over 30 years The Legal 500 has been annually analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world, including in the UK – assessing their strengths in over 150 jurisdictions and producing rankings based upon research using feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers.

This year Fosters has been listed in 15 practice categories, including three for the first time, and has had a number of lawyers highlighted for special mention.

For more information regarding our Family and Children and Family and Mediation departments and their services please visit our website – or call us on 01603 620508.

This article was produced on the 22nd October 2020 by our Family & Children team for information purposes only and should not be construed or relied upon as specific legal advice.