Kelly Edwards

Managing Partner
kellyedwards@edwardsfamilylaw.co.uk 

Kelly has a wealth of experience advising clients on all aspects of family law, having worked exclusively for the past 17 years with High Net and Ultra High Net worth clients, including those in the finance and banking industry, entrepreneurs, celebrities, sportspeople and their spouses. 

Kelly worked as a paralegal and then trained as a solicitor under the tutelage of the formidable Raymond Tooth, of Sears Tooth.  Kelly remained at Sears Tooth for over 10 years where she was made a Partner. Kelly then spent 2 years at a leading City firm before deciding to set up her own practice in 2019.

Highly rated by her clients, counsel and her peers, Kelly has built a strong reputation for being a tough and straight-talking lawyer who will always give clear and straightforward advice from the outset and most importantly fight your case where necessary.  Kelly has also been praised by clients for her ability to understand and empathise with the concerns and worries so often required when dealing with someone’s separation.

Kelly is experienced in international family law cases involving financial issues and the relocation of/arrangements for children, applications to the English Court for financial settlement following divorce proceedings overseas, and jurisdiction disputes and has grown a strong practice in dealing with cases involving the Russian Federation, Europe and the United Arab Emirates.  

Kelly has advised on numerous pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements including for international clients and regularly advises on the appropriate provision to include.  Kelly’s experience includes advising where other jurisdictions need to be considered, including various States of America and African nations. 

Kelly also has extensive experience in dealing with children matters, successfully advising clients in a whole host of issues, from child arrangements, holiday issues, to dealing with applications for leave to remove and more complicated issues. 

Kelly has dealt with some of the most complicated cases in the family courts over the last 17 years, and regularly deals with cases involving, trusts and complicated corporate structures, company valuation issues and where there are allegations of dishonesty and non-disclosure.

The “very personable and knowledgeable” Kelly Edwards  has a “vast array of experience to call upon”.

Legal 500 2019 Edition

I was incredibly impressed by Kelly’s level of care throughout the proceedings.

I would gladly recommend Kelly to take anyone through those challenging situations that warrant her expertise, guidance and insight.

She is tenacious and a natural litigator but she is sensible at the same time and won’t argue for the sake of it.

Kelly is very tactical, experienced and clever. She is very straight-talking with a view to just getting matters resolved.

Kelly is a superb lawyer. Her technical knowledge is of the highest order and her ability to see and read situations is exemplary.

Meet our Lawyers

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Kelly Edwards

Managing Partner

With over 15 years experience in dealing with Complex Family Law matters, Kelly will be able to guide you through any aspect of your case with speed and ease.

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Joanna Blakelock

Partner

Joanna’s legal practice deals with all aspects of financial remedy, Schedule 1 applications, and prenuptial and post nuptial agreements.

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Sarah Hogarth

Senior Associate

Sarah advises clients on all aspects of family law, with a particular focus on resolving complex financial issues for high-net-worth individuals.

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Chloë Ashman

Associate Solicitor

Chloë’s legal practice encompasses all aspects of financial remedy, Schedule 1, private children and prenuptial and post nuptial agreements.

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Charlotte Lanning

Associate Solicitor

Charlotte has a vast array of experience in all of the issues that can arise from relationship breakdown with a particular focus on complex financial matters, often with an international dimension

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Isobel Rarok

Associate Solicitor

Isobel is experienced in all aspects of divorce and dealing with High Net Worth and complex financial matters together with advising on pre and post nuptial agreements

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Kate Pooler

Associate Solicitor

Kate advises on all aspects of family law, including divorce, financial remedy, Schedule 1 Children Act cases, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, concerns around behaviour associated with relationship breakdown and all matters relating to co-parenting

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Hugo Sawer

Associate Solicitor

Hugo‘s experience in family law ranges from high net worth asset cases, within financial divorce proceedings, to complex children matters. Hugo has been praised for his excellent client care skills, attention to detail and ability to understand and guide clients through what can be difficult circumstances.

Testimonials

Kelly Edwards has brilliant strategic oversight. She’s someone you want in your corner. Charlotte Lanning is incredibly clever and clients love her.

Legal 500
2024

The team at Edwards is ruthlessly efficient. They are very transparent with clients and it really pays off; clients know where they stand and are not given unrealistic expectations. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending them to personal friends.

Legal 500
2024

They are very professional. They provided clear explanation of processes, options and best possible course of action. Good communication. Highly recommended.

NN

I would highly recommend Edwards Family Law. Kelly & Charlotte's service, expertise and knowledge was first class. Really appreciate their advice with my case.

AD

Edwards Family Law provides an excellent service, personally I was in contact with Kelly Edwards, who is very friendly, understandable and punctual with her work. I would highly recommend this service for everyone who deals with family laws.

KS

I have recently used the services of Edwards Family Law and Kelly gave pragmatic advice and made what could have been a very stressful process, streamlined and straightforward. The process was handled diligently and this made for it being both less daunting and inexpensive.

AP

Kelly is great - compassionate but strong and fair in her advice. Can't imagine what a mess I would have been in without her. Excellent experience with Kelly! 

RM

Kelly Edwards is highly knowledgeable and experienced. I highly value her counsel and completely second the previous comment that describe her as 'pragmatic'. Kelly is very efficient, for a fee that is reasonable and fair. 

JS

Free Consultation

We offer a free 45-minute consultation to all qualifying individuals, who have complex cases and want to be represented by our leading family and divorce lawyers. After 45 minutes, please note that our time is charged at our hourly rates.

During a free consultation with our experienced divorce solicitors and family solicitors, you can expect a comprehensive discussion about divorce in the UK (England and Wales). We’ll walk you through the process of how to get a divorce, covering important topics such as the divorce application, laws on divorce and your financial rights and obligations following a divorce.

Our lawyers will provide insight into divorce law, including no-fault divorce, and help you understand the divorce process, including divorce filing and court proceedings. We’ll also discuss the cost of divorce, giving you a clear picture of what to expect financially. Our team of solicitors also can provide comprehensive legal guidance in issues such as child arrangements (also known as “child custody”), spousal support, and property division.

We’re here to assist you in every aspect of getting a divorce or family issue, making the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. Whether you’re seeking advice on family arrangements or need guidance on a divorce consent order our experts in family law are here to help.

We endeavour to respond to all new enquiries within a few hours but sometimes with other commitments such as court hearings, that might not be possible. At most, we will get back to you within 24 hours. If you require urgent or immediate assistance, please contact the team by email contact@edwardsfamilylaw.co.uk, flagging the urgency and we will do whatever we can to assist, if proportionate and possible on the facts of your individual case.