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Derby Divorce Solicitors

Ranked in Tier 1 for all family law matters

Our Expertise

Our specialist divorce solicitors in Derby are part of a team ranked in the highest tier for family law matters by independent legal guides. The Legal 500 praised our national family team for giving “The quality of service that would be expected of a magic circle firm”. With over 20 years’ experience in the market, we offer expert legal advice for divorce.

If you’re based in Derbyshire, give our friendly divorce lawyer a call to see how we can help you. We can offer you high quality divorce legal advice and representation equal to top UK firms, without the high cost.

Our approachable solicitors are there for you through every stage of a separation or divorce. Using our extensive skill and knowledge, we will help you to get your life back on track. Our Derby divorce solicitors offer the highest standards of professional representation – they are also sensitive and discreet.

Our Process

Throughout your divorce, our Derby divorce solicitors will be empathetic and supportive. We will put together the right divorce team for your case, helping you to achieve the best outcome.

Your appointed divorce solicitor will guide you towards the best outcome for you and your family. By resolving your divorce without the need for court proceedings, we aim to reduce costs and delays. Dispute resolution such as collaborative law, mediation, solicitor-led negotiation or arbitration can be tried first to help keep you out of court.

If you have to go to court, our expert divorce lawyers can be trusted to help and support you every step of the way. We also have particular expertise in complex cases involving business trusts and pension assets. The knowledge of our tax, trust, property, employment and company lawyers helps you keep costs down, while at the same time providing you with the specialist advice complex cases require. Not all family law firms have the same strength of this divorce advice under one roof.

"I really do appreciate your guidance and help throughout what has been a difficult time. You were always calm, assured and steady which left me plenty of room to be the exact opposite at times."

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Why Choose our Derby Divorce Solicitors

  • We’re located on Nottingham Road, just a short drive away from the city centre
  • Our lawyers are ranked by the official legal directories as one of the UK’s leading family law teams
  • We are renowned for avoiding costly litigation by reaching financial agreements, without the need to go to court
  • If your divorce needs to go through court, we will offer robust representation, support and clear advice throughout the process
  • We offer a range of competitive fees to suit your financial circumstances, while still offering city expertise

Diana Copestake – Divorce Partner based in Derby

Diana Copestake is a Partner based at our Derby office, specialising in divorce law. She has over 35 years’ experience in advising people on all aspects of family law. Diana has particular expertise in helping people deal with the financial consequences of marriage breakdown. She can help with family businesses, companies and pension provisions, as well as having a wealth of knowledge in issues relating to children.

Diana is a member of Resolution and is a trained collaborative lawyer – offering you the choice of trying to resolve the matter without court involvement. She aims to achieve constructive legal solutions in a quick, cost-effective manner. If court is the only option, she is more than capable of representing you.

Examples of family law cases by Diana Copestake

  • 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.
  • Successfully assisted a client who had come to England from the USA with no assets. Diana helped her to secure a lump sum payment to enable her to purchase a property in the UK following the breakdown of her marriage.
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