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Child Custody Solicitors

child_mattersAt Grayfords, our solicitors are specialists in child matters. Whether you are concerned about visitation, residency or maintenance we have the experience and expertise to make sure your rights as a parent are protected. We can help with everything from filling out the paperwork, negotiating, and going to court. We will do whatever it takes to ensure that you are listened to from the very beginning and will work tirelessly to achieve the best result for you and your children.  Our team will provide you with all the information you need and we will take care of the entire process so you can get back to what matters most; being a parent. We also specialise in Grandparents rights. Grandparents naturally worry about their grandchildren during the process of a divorce. We assist grandparents in securing contact rights and making sure they will always be a part of their grandchildren’s lives.

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Our Unique Approach

We are an independent boutique firm in Central London that specialises in English and international family law. We offer a bespoke, holistic service that provides practical legal advice alongside complimentary client care packages with your well-being in mind.

Our Team

Along with our experienced partners, we offer a range of free add-on client care packages and assistance with our five client-centred, holistic core values in mind. We want to help you stay positive, confident and self-assured. This personal well-being can as a result often enhance success rates and even reduce legal bills.


We offer one of the longest free initial consultations in London to all prospective clients. We are results – not fee – focused. Our services are robustly designed in order to find solutions quickly and efficiently.We can also provide external litigation lending.

Child Contact and Residence

Because Spending Time is the Most Important Thing…
Your children are your first thought in a divorce. We can advise you on the process of making child residence and contact arrangements (sometimes referred to as custody). Grayfords will act on your behalf negotiating with the other parent so you don’t have to. We can also make applications to court if necessary and advocate on your behalf; but whatever happens you can know that we are always on your side. Whatever your concern we are always ready to act; our child custody lawyers are expert negotiators and have extensive experience in securing the best outcome for you and your children. If your case needs a barrister we will engage the right one for you; our links with a number of top chambers will ensure you have one of the best Barristers in London.

Financial Matters

Taking Care of Tomorrow
Our child matters solicitors are renowned for the depth of knowledge in child financial matters. We will shoulder your burden and negotiate child maintenance on your behalf and assist you in making sure your children’s futures are provided for. Even if you were never married, having a child together may entitle you to make a financial claim against the other parent on the child’s behalf.

Parental Responsibility

Giving You a Say in Your Child’s Life
Parental Responsibility gives you a say in decisions about your child’s school, health and their life generally. If you’re unsure whether you already have or are entitled to Parental Responsibility, then we can advise you. Mothers automatically have Parental Responsibility for their children but fathers may not, depending on when the child was born and whether the parents were married at the time. If you don’t have Parental Responsibility, we can draft a Parental Responsibility Agreement or make a Court application on your behalf

Grandparents and Grandchildren

Giving Grandparents a Voice in Divorce
The rights grandparents have are not so clear-cut as those of mothers and fathers but if you are experiencing issues seeing your grandchildren and spending time with them, we can advise you on the best course of action and whether you may be able to make a Court application. Grandparents who have enjoyed consistent contact with their grandchildren can apply to Court for permission to make an application for child contact under the Children Act 1989 (whereas parents generally have an automatic right to make these applications.) We can advise you on the strength of your case and negotiate robustly on your behalf with the mothers and fathers involved. You might feel helpless in this situation but Grayfords will advise you on what your rights are and assist in making your voice heard.

Child Abduction

Preventing the Unthinkable
If you fear your children are at risk of abduction – abroad or in the UK – then we can help you apply to court to protect them. Our solicitors will act quickly taking legal steps to prevent the other parent removing the child from the UK or elsewhere. If you have concerns over child abduction please contact us urgently so we can assess your situation and address your concerns swiftly. Our expert child matters lawyers can help you.

91% Success Rate*

We are intensely passionate in what we do. Our incredible 91% success rate across 2015* cases attests to our strong commitment to fight for, protect and deliver what is in our client’s best interest.

Longest Free Consultation

We are a constant and reassuring presence that takes the time to learn about you and understand your story. We understand and we offer the longest free consultation of any top boutique family law firm.


We have a team of experienced solicitors who have rich knowledge in all areas of Family Law and have the relevant connections, so that we can give you the best chance at your desired outcome.

Lowest Fee

We have a 100% proven track record of keeping within our cost estimates. Our reasonable rates reflect the importance we place on relationships, over numbers.


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  • The advice that was given was very clear, precise and now I feel very much at ease going though this process.

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Our team is conveniently located in Bloomsbury, Central London.

48-49 Russell Square,

Reach Us

Phone: 0207 100 6100
Fax:0207 183 9983
SRA Number: 607902

Operating Hours

  • Monday-Sunday: 8am - 8pm