Rix & Kay’s Family and Divorce law team is one of the strongest in the South East, comprising specialist Family and Divorce solicitors based in Sevenoaks, Brighton & Hove, Uckfield and Seaford. Together, the Team provides the entire range of family and divorce law services to clients throughout Sussex, Kent and beyond.
The Family Law Team is highly ranked by Chambers and Partners, the leading independent legal directory which reports on law firms’ capabilities. Our Team is led by Alan Foster, who is recognised as a leading practitioner by Chambers & Partners.
We offer a completely free, no obligation consultation, in which you can discuss your options with one of our Family lawyers to gain a better understanding of the possible courses of action available to you. For more information visit our Family Law Free Initial Consultation page.
Why our Family Solicitors are different
Our approach to managing Family and Divorce issues focuses on providing the very best client experience. We believe this sets us apart from other law firms who often treat such matters as nothing more than a “legal process”.
We understand how crucial it is to understand fully our clients’ issues and wishes and that making decisions can sometimes be difficult during an emotionally stressful period in their lives. We focus on providing clear advice which minimises hostility with the aim of successfully resolving even the most complex matters in an efficient and cost effective way.
We will explain to you the various options you have for resolving the issues which have arisen which includes Mediation, Collaborative Law and Arbitration. Should you wish to use Mediation or Collaborative Law members of our team are qualified to provide these services.
We do understand that sometimes clients may feel they are faced with no alternative but to settle their dispute using the Court process. Our team is skilled in managing family disputes through Court.
We understand that many people are concerned about how much money they may spend on legal costs. We will always discuss with you the cost of any work you would like us to carry out, before starting work for you.
Alternative ways of resolving arrangements
- Divorce or Civil Partnership Dissolution
- Financial Settlements on Divorce, Dissolution or Separation
- Living Together Agreements
- Pre Nuptial Agreements and Post Nuptial Agreements
- Separation Agreements (whether married or unmarried)
Accreditations and client testimonials
Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP is recognised for its strong private client offering, which blends family, trusts, probate and tax expertise. The team handles a range of financial remedy cases especially where company assets and trusts are concerned, including those located overseas. The ‘excellent’ Alan Foster, who ‘is good with clients and always takes a pragmatic approach’, heads the private client department; associate Helen Noble, who is a mediator and collaborative lawyer, undertakes a range of financial and children matters and, together with senior legal executive Maria Steele-Williams, provides ‘an exceptional service’.
Quote from the 2018 edition of The Legal 500 UK
What the team is known for: Well-known firm which remains popular with clients for divorce and financial remedy proceedings. Has the resources to offer mediation and collaborative law services, as well as representation in traditional litigation. Adept at handling matters with international elements, such as trusts and offshore assets.
Strengths: One interviewee notes that the lawyers “have an air of quality and confidence and are always welcoming.”
Notable practitioners: Alan Foster is an experienced practitioner who specialises in handling matrimonial finance issues that frequently involve complex trusts. He also regularly handles cohabitee disputes and inheritance issues. One client notes: “His manner is calm and measured and his attention to detail impressive.”
Quote from Chambers UK 2019