Matrimonial & Family

Making decisions which affect you personally for the rest of your life is daunting. Our aim is to provide pragmatic advice to achieve swift and cost-effective results.

Our uncompromising focus on achieving outstanding client outcomes means we build relationships based on absolute trust. On day one we assess your position and determine a clear strategy to achieve your goals and project costs. We provide the highest level of service at competitive rates.

When your personal relationships break down you need experienced and committed advisors providing a comprehensive range of matrimonial and family law services:

  • Divorce and Finances
  • Dissolution of Civil Partnerships
  • Financial claims on behalf of children
  • Disputes surrounding arrangements for children
  • Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Cohabitation and Separation agreements
  • Trust of Land Claims (disputes concerning the ownership of properties)
  • Inheritance Act Claims
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation

Case studies

Due to the sensitive nature of our work we cannot disclose case studies but can provide a flavour of our client base and caseload.

Our clients range from private individuals to high-profile names (including politicians, sportsmen and celebrities with significant assets)

In 2017 alone we advised on cases with a total net assets value of over £150m including over 30 cases involving businesses

We have represented clients in larger cases with net assets in excess of £20m

Through working on highly complex and high net worth cases we are able to provide the clearest of advice as to the likely settlement in the very first meeting for lower value cases, which leads to a swifter and more cost effective settlement

A number of our cases are complex including business interests, foreign assets, multiple properties, pre and post separation property, inherited assets and trust assets

We adopt a forensic approach and have uncovered hidden assets in multiple cases

We successfully settle the vast majority of our cases through negotiation, avoiding the very substantial costs of a Final Hearing

We have acted in many complex children dispute cases involving serious welfare concerns arising from alcohol, drug misuse, sexual abuse and violence

We also advise law firms across EMEA who have businesses in England

We have access to top London Counsel/Barristers Chambers

Property ownership disputes are a common feature of our work, including those which reach the High Court

To assist avoiding conflict altogether our pre and post-nuptial agreements service is proving increasingly popular


“I would like to thank you for the professional yet sensitive and sympathetic way in which you have handled my case and advised me. You have helped me through a very difficult period and it is much appreciated.”

“Thank you so much for representing me and putting closure on this, it has been hellish this last 5 years and indeed more. I will thoroughly be recommending you for the future if anyone asks!”

“I have been superbly impressed by the service I have received.”

“After selecting Pitmans I had my initial meeting with Matthew Heyworth. He was able to discuss a number of scenarios and provide his expertise on what the likely outcome would be. Having both property and family law also gave added value, as multiple properties were a key part of my case. Matt brought different strategies and approaches to the case and on many occasions this meant a faster resolution to issues. Matt’s advice, counsel and guidance was thorough and comprehensive. He was both strategic and flexible, astute and practical, with the experience and results to back this up.”

“Pitmans Law has been highly professional and accommodating in a difficult divorce situation. The support I received to fully reach a resolution when all other avenues had been exhausted has been exemplary. Matthew Heyworth and his team went over and above their call of duty helping us to get through all the hurdles of this divorce without giving up. The ability to refer us to the relevant professionals including excellent barristers was a critical part of the process. I would highly recommend using Pitmans Law.”

“Matt helped me through a very difficult and emotional time in my life and his help was instrumental in securing an agreement to see my young children on a regular basis. I remain very grateful for his professional support, advice and representation throughout and would readily recommend him to others in similar difficult circumstances.”

“Pitmans and in particular Matthew Heyworth were recommended to me by a friend and I cannot thank him enough. From my first meeting with Matt he put me at ease and made me feel more confident in dealing with my divorce which my husband had requested. Matt makes you see things simply and acts in a professional but kind and personable manner. Matt always responded to my questions quickly be it by email or by telephone. He also made me feel that he really wanted to get the best for me and make a difference to my life going forward. In the first meeting Matt told me “I am going to make you understand it is what you are entitled to and not what your husband will be giving to you” – I have quoted that to so many people when they have told me how lucky I am!”