Stowe Family Law

We are the UK's largest specialist family law firm, with an excellent national and international reputation.
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Stowe Family Law, the largest specialist family law firm in the UK, aims to use its specialist expertise with empathy and conviction in its dealings with clients.

It aspires to be the best family law practice in each of its locations in England and Wales. Stowe's ambition is to resolve issues within families and to succeed by helping more clients secure the best available outcome and move forward with their lives.

Stowe's roots are in Yorkshire. It was founded in 1982 in a small cobbler's office in Leeds by Marilyn Stowe. In February 2017, the firm underwent a management buy-out by private equity firm Livingbridge, which invested in the next phase of Stowe's expansion. Since then it has grown from 16 offices to a network of 31, with nine offices opening during the pandemic.

The firm has one of the largest scopes of family law work in England and has about 2,600 live family law cases, including divorce, financial remedy and Children Act applications.

It offers innovative systems and processes to staff, as well as the support to focus on delivering the best service to clients. The firm provides flexibility to work from home and to work hours that suit employees and their clients. It values work-life balance and supports wellbeing by ensuring achievable, realistic targets.

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Personal Growth

80% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

The firm's first leadership programme was launched last year to meet the needs of managing partners, the biggest group of leaders in the business. It is also developing a partner scheme, to support the development of future leaders, enabling them to feel confident to take the next step in their career with Stowe.

Fair Deal

53% of staff agreed

I am happy with the pay and benefits I receive in this job

The leadership team constantly looks at ways to improve how the firm recognises and rewards people. Stowe relaunched its bonus scheme last year, using metrics that reflected not just financial targets but also behaviours tied to the firm's values.

Giving Something Back

71% of staff agreed

This organisation has a strong social conscience

Last year, two teams from Stowe cycled 1,700 miles to raise £4,878 for the breast cancer research charity, Breast Cancer Now, in the Tour de Law in October. A group of employees also took part in the 2020 London Legal Walk 10xChallenge.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2007
Total number of employees
21
Number of UK locations
41
Employee average age
20% : 80%
Male : Female employee ratio
50%
Employees earning £35k+
18%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

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Private Healthcare

Companies offering private health insurance to all employees.

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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“I am delighted that during a year of challenge and change for everyone, we have been able to support our people and increase engagement, resulting in Stowe Family Law being recognised as a 1 Star accredited best company. We are a people business; our lawyers and support teams are committed to helping families and couples through the most difficult of times. We can only deliver exceptional service if we are a great place to work and put people at the heart of what we do. As we grow as a firm, we will continue to listen to our employees to build on this success and be the employer of choice in our sector.”

Ken Fowlie, Chairman and CEO - Stowe Family Law

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