“Stowe Family Law LLP: this firm is widely held to be a force to be reckoned with…A strong team with an insuppressible style and a fantastic practice” – Chambers UK Guide.
“She is regarded as one of the most formidable and sought-after divorce lawyers in the UK” – The Times.
“Clients can expect utmost professionalism coupled with single-minded determination to represent your interest with the best advice, guidance and execution” – Stowe Family Law client.
The senior partner at Stowe Family Law, Marilyn Stowe is one of Britain’s best known divorce lawyers with clients throughout the country, in Europe, the Far East and the USA. A proud citizen of Leeds, (and a supporter of Leeds Rhinos Rugby League club since the age of 7!) she was educated at Leeds Girls’ High School and then achieved one of the highest degrees awarded in her year at the University of Leeds.
With more than 30 years of experience handling divorce cases and family law proceedings, Marilyn is “regarded as one of the most formidable and sought after divorce lawyers in the UK”. She is highly skilled at uncovering attempts to disguise wealth and hide assets, ensuring everything is taken into consideration in reaching a settlement. Her particular speciality is conducting investigations in cases where substantial assets are in dispute.
Marilyn also achieved prominence in uncovering previously undisclosed medical evidence that was a critical element in securing the freeing from prison of Sally Clark, the mother wrongly jailed for life for the murders of her two infant sons. It was a case that she took completely on a ‘pro bono’ basis after being moved by the plight of a woman who was a fellow mother and lawyer.
Marilyn is regularly asked to write articles and give interviews to regional and national newspapers and magazines, and writes a monthly column called “Family Business” for Solicitors Journal.
She appears frequently on live television broadcast worldwide for the BBC and Sky TV, and is also known for her live ‘Divorce Clinic’ on ITV’s This Morning. The BBC also uses her expert insight for discussion and phone-in advice programs across its regional radio network in Yorkshire and Humberside. She is the author of trhee books: `Divorce -a New Beginning’, published in 1993; ‘No Looking Back’ published in 2002; and most recently ‘Divorce & Splitting Up: Advice from a top divorce lawyer‘.
The latter provides practical advice and support to those who are divorcing or splitting up from their partners. It covers all steps of the divorce process, from making a decision about the marriage and choosing the best solicitor, to appearing in court and moving on when it is all over. The book includes checklists, case studies and FAQs, alongside straightforward explanations of family law for non-lawyers.
Marilyn held the nationally important post of Chief Assessor and Chief Examiner of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel for seven years after it was launched in 1998. She was also appointed Chief Assessor and Chief Examiner of the Advanced Tier of the Law Society’s Family law Panel in 2001 and remains a member of the Panel’s Technical Board. Marilyn has lectured on English Law at the University of Le Mans, France and is a member of the International Bar Association as she has a keen interest in human rights internationally.
Marilyn was among the first 35 solicitors, barristers and ex-judges to qualify as a family law arbitrator in February 2012. The family law arbitration scheme operates in England and Wales and was developed by the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (IFLA). As a result she is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).
In 2012 Marilyn became a member of the Legal Advisory Group to the Law Commission regarding matrimonial property. This follows her role working in a similar capacity during the review of the rights of cohabiting couples in 2007.
Marilyn is a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. This is a worldwide association of practicing lawyers who are recognized by their peers as the most expert and experienced family lawyers of their respective countries. Membership is by invitation only.
Marilyn Stowe is also recognized by the Legal 500 Series, an independent and definitive guide to the legal market in over 70 countries as “a high profile divorce practitioner renowned for the energy she expends on behalf of clients”.
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Marilyn Stowe is the senior partner in Stowe Family Law, which has offices in Yorkshire, Cheshire and London. With more than 30 years’ experience handling divorce cases and family law proceedings she is regarded as one of the most formidable and sought after divorce lawyers in the UK. In 2012, Marilyn became one of the first solicitors to qualify as a family law arbitrator.
All persons mentioned in the scenarios are fictitious: details have been deliberately changed in order to protect identities and other confidential circumstances of my clients. All advice and information on this blog including posts written by guest authors, is given only as a general guide to the operation of the law on the date of publication. Readers must place no reliance whatsoever on the content of this blog and must always obtain their own legal advice. Marilyn Stowe, Stowe Family Law LLP and guest authors accept no liability whatsoever arising as a result of reliance upon its content.
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