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Derby Family Solicitors

Ranked in Tier 1 for all family law matters

Our Expertise

Our Derby family solicitors are part of a team who are ranked top for all family law matters by both The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. They deal with more than just divorce. Derby’s team comprises of Diana Copestake, who is recognised as a “Recommended Lawyer” in Family Law by a trusted legal directory.

From making arrangements for children to resolving the financial issues of relationship breakdown, Derby‘s family team offers specialist legal advice. Our supportive Derby lawyer can also guide you through civil partnerships, cohabitation agreements, and pre and post-nuptial agreements – as well as divorce and separation. We can also help with taking children abroad, child maintenance, and school appeals.

Our Derby solicitors can be trusted to be sensitive and discreet at all times. Diana Copestake has over 35 years’ experience and can use her skill and knowledge to get your life back on track. Our renowned family law team offers legal advice and representation equal in quality to top UK law firms, without the expense.

If you’re based in Derbyshire, contact our family law team today to see how they can help.

Our Process

Derby’s expert family team will help you and your family towards the best possible outcome. To reduce your exposure to costs and delays, we can use alternative dispute resolution methods such as collaborative law and solicitor-led negotiation. However, if you still need to go to court, our friendly Derby family solicitors are more than capable of representing and supporting you throughout the court process.

Our Derby family solicitors are known for dealing with complex cases involving pensions assets or business trusts. With Freeths experts in property, tax, employment, trusts, and company law, we have a breadth of understanding. Our knowledge of wealth preservation is useful for preparing agreements for cohabitation and pre-nuptials. Give Diana Copestake in Derby a call today to find out how we could help you.

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Why Choose our Derby Family Solicitors

  • We’re located on Nottingham Road, just a short drive away from the city centre
  • Both The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners rank our team of family solicitors in the top tier
  • By using alternative dispute resolution, we help you to avoid costly litigation fees
  • If court is the only option, we will offer you robust representation, support and clear advice
  • We offer a range of competitive fees, while still offering quality to rival top city firms

Diana Copestake – Experienced Family Law Partner based in Derby

Diana Copestake is an experienced Partner based at our Derby office, specialising in all aspects of family law. She has over 35 years’ experience in the field and is named as a “Recommended Lawyer” by The Legal 500 for her work in family law. Diana specialises in helping her clients deal with the financial issues caused by divorce and relationship breakdown. She also has a wealth of knowledge in issues relating to children.

Diana is a trained collaborative lawyer and a member of Resolution, which means she can help you resolve disputes without going to court. She aims to achieve quick, cost-effective legal solutions. She has a breadth of knowledge and can also help with cohabitation agreements, civil partnerships and pre/post-nuptials.

Examples of family law cases by Diana Copestake

  • Applied for and obtained for a mother’s leave to change the surname of her son, where the father had parental responsibility – an unusual order to obtain except in exceptional circumstances.
  • Successfully advised and guided a client through the court process where the only asset was his company interests held in Europe. This enabled him to retain those company interests free of claim.


  • “I wanted, now back in the office and with access to my PC to thank you properly for conducting this tortuous financial settlement for me. You have...

    Client testimonial

  • “Thank you Diana, and thanks you very much for all you have achieved for me, I am extremely grateful.”

    Client testimonial

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