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Hall Brown Family Law outside St. Paul's Cathedral.
Rebecca Wayman

Hall Brown Family Law expands into the south with new London location

A UK family law firm has announced that it is opening offices in London.

Hall Brown Family Law has indicated the decision was “a natural and very necessary response” to an increase in the number of its clients living in the South East of England.

Managing partner and co-founder James Brown has spoke of taking an office in the shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral as a milestone in its development, adding it represented an attempt to meet growing demand from married couples who could not afford other London rates.

Brown said: “We are under no illusion that this is a considerable step forward for our firm. When we launched Hall Brown, we recognised that we were likely to have a proportion of clients from the South East.

“However, a significant amount of our work is now accounted for by clients in London and the surrounding area. We don’t understand why there should be such a disparity in the fees charged in the capital or other parts of the country when the level service should be equally high wherever clients are.”

Hall Brown opened in April 2016, and the firm has grown in size with 22 staff - 15 of whom are fee earners.

Having been listed as one of Britain’s foremost family law firms in the summer, Hall Brown was listed in the influential Legal 500 rankings.

In August, Hall Brown opened a specialist international division because of a rise in the number of complex cross-border cases which it deals with, many of which involve children.

The firm also reported its findings from analysis of official statistics which found that 40 per cent of all divorce petitions are rejected because they are completed incorrectly.

Hall Brown is to make a series of appointments to its London operation in the coming months.

Brown concluded: “It is a truly exciting time for our firm. As many London firms are north-shoring back office functions, in particular, in order to save money, we are expanding in the other direction buoyed by established headquarters and growing demand in the south.”

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