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International Divorce Solicitors


  At Grayfords we are renowned for our international family law specialism. Our solicitors have assisted numerous clients in highly complex international family matters. Our approach, resources and experience enable us to give sound legal advice to both UK citizens living overseas and clients who originate from other jurisdictions. Contact Grayfords urgently if you believe there is an international element to your divorce as there is often a “race” to issue proceedings in another country, which in turn can make that the jurisdiction in which the case is heard. This can have a number of financial implications on the divorce and might it take considerably longer, contacting us sooner will help to limit this.

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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.

Complimentary Gifts

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.

Divorce in England and Wales

Can I get divorced here? To be able to issue divorce proceedings in the UK you or your partner must fulfil one of the criteria listed below: • You and your spouse are habitually resident in England or Wales • Either you or your spouse are habitually resident in England or Wales • Both you and your spouse’s last habitual residence was England or Wales • Both you and your partner are domiciled in England or Wales (you consider it to be ‘home’) • No other courts of the European Convention have jurisdiction under EU law and either you or your spouse are domiciled in England or Wales

Why Get Divorced Here?

Making the right decision when it comes to jurisdiction… There has been an increase in the number of cross-border divorces, and the UK has quickly gained a reputation for being “the divorce capital of the world”. Judges in England and Wales is not concerned with who is at fault in a marriage breakdown, judges are purely focused on the fairness of any outcome. Moreover, the process is often much quicker in the UK than in other countries. Our international divorce lawyers are experts in cross-border divorce and we can provide you with specialist advice on the steps of an international divorce. If you are unsure about where your divorces should take place please get in contact with one of London's best international divorce solicitors today.

International Child Matters

Protecting Parental Rights Overseas Divorces involving children and an international element are usually very complex, however at Grayfords we are child matters specialists and have worked on extremely intricate cases involving other jurisdictions and children. We have all the tools and experience needed to advise on international cases including child matters. We can negotiate residence, contact and maintenance with the other parent and will process all the necessary documents so you can get back to what matters most; being a parent. If your divorce has an international element contacting us sooner rather than later will enable us to act quickly, preventing potential jurisdictional problems.

Next Steps

What to do now When you first meet with your solicitor you will need to be prepared to give details of your current situation. This may include information about the marriage breakdown, any period of separation, as well as details of any children of the marriage and arrangements you have made for their future. It is also very useful to be able to give your solicitor details about your own and your partner’s assets including income, savings and pensions. At Grayfords we have an ethos of exceptional client care; that means you will always know the status of your case and you will be treated with care, dignity and respect throughout your case. Our costing and transparency policy also ensures that you know from the outset how much your case might cost and how we charge for our services. On average 15% of the work we do on each case is non-chargeable so we won’t charge you for every little thing.

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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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