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Portrait of Tony Roe
Areas of expertise: Family law


Tony is a consultant in the family law team and a highly experienced solicitor. He regularly advises clients on complex financial and property matters arising from divorce and difficult disputes concerning arrangements for children. A collaborative lawyer and family arbitrator, Tony is widely acknowledged as a practitioner who works hard to find alternatives to the court process.

He was a member of the advisory group to the Law Commission on its work on matrimonial property, needs and agreements and the use of premarital contracts or “prenups”. Shortlisted by LexisNexis Family Law in 2015, 2016 and 2018 as Family Law Commentator of the Year, Tony is asked by the press to provide a legal view on family law issues and has appeared as a family law expert on both television and radio.

Clients recommend Tony ‘without reservation and additionally so in complex financial matters’.  They note that he ‘will not spend time on matters that are a distraction from the fundamental issues at hand. This means that time (and thus money) is focused in exactly the right areas to yield a result’ and appreciate ‘the attention to detail that went into every item of correspondence....which often was in stark contrast to opposing firms’.

With an established reputation built over almost thirty years of practicing family law, Tony has led a well-respected firm and been head of a busy family law department.  A former national committee member of Resolution and chairman of its children committee, Tony remains a member of the organisation. He is a visiting fellow in family law at the University of Reading.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for a City professional in financial and property matters within divorce.
  • Representing a business owner in a dispute over matrimonial financial and property matters.
  • Acting for a father in protracted child contact matter with international aspects.

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