Specialist Family Law Solicitors

Award Winning Acclaimed Family Law is Sheffield’s Largest Niche solicitors Specialising Purely in Divorce & Family Law – serving South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire & Surrounding Areas.

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Our Reputation Speaks for itself

Why Choose us?

All of our solicitors are highly regarded experts in their field. Michelle Cooper, head of the firm, winner of the Inspirational Women of Sheffield Entrepreneurship Award 2020 and shortlisted in the highest category for Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year for two consecutive years in 2021 and 2022 (which is almost unprecedented), is seen as one of the leading Family Lawyers in the area with expertise in complex, difficult and high value finance cases, including businesses and those involving tax, trusts and inherited assets. Michelle is much sought after when it comes to contested disputes, dealing with some of the most notable and high value cases in the region involving those in the music industry and businesses with assets ranging from 1 to 60 million.
Many of our clients come from referrals, including from barristers, former judges, financial advisers and other professionals. A recent client was referred to Michelle by a magistrate who remarked on Michelle’s tenacious approach and in-depth astuteness.
Partner, Sandra Russell, was previously head of the Family Department at a Sheffield firm with a formidable reputation in her own right. Although Sandra is a trained collaborative lawyer, passionate about out of court family dispute resolution for appropriate cases, she is equally comfortable in the courtroom setting, being a skilled negotiator and litigator. Peter Dadswell, formerly a partner with a leading law firm in Derby, has consistently been a named individual in the Legal 500 directory over the years ("The fantastic Peter Dadswell presents clients' cases with a succinctness and clarity that gets to the crux of issues quickly."). Partner, Leanne Barton, has over 13 years’ experience in family law and has extensive expertise in areas of divorce, domestic violence, children issues and co-habitational disputes.
Because we solely specialise in family law we are able to offer a premium service, focused and tailored to each individual person’s needs in a very cost effective manner. We believe in accessible unbundled law and unrivalled customer service, providing a range of flexible payment options including fixed fees and pay as you go.
Getting the right advice and support from the outset makes a huge difference and allows you to control the situation rather than the situation controlling you. Many of our clients comment on our approachable support staff, unrivalled out of hours’ service and straightforward advice. However, it is our exceptional level of client satisfaction, achieved by obtaining the right outcomes for our clients, that has seen the firm go from strength to strength. This is evident from Michelle’s top client rating in the national Telegraph and The Times Vouched For list.
We believe in supporting our clients from beginning to end.

Acclaimed Family Law are part of regional law firm Sills & Betteridge LLP. Please visit www.sillslegal.co.uk for details of their services including Residential Property, Wills, Trusts & Probate, Personal Injury, Motoring Offences, Employment Law, Dispute Resolution and Corporate & Commercial. 

About Acclaimed Family Law

Unless we have satisfied clients we do not have a business and we never forget that. The firm was established because we wanted to offer the kind of individual service many high street firms cannot provide. All our solicitors are fully qualified and will see a case through from start to finish. Our aim is to give all our clients, whatever their circumstances, a premier service.
As the head of the firm, Michelle Cooper is one of the regions’ most highly regarded family solicitors, dealing in high value cases where there are significant assets. With a reputation for her incisive attention to detail and tenacity that gives her client’s the edge, Michelle is known for getting the ‘right results’. Michelle has recently been accredited as one of top 50 solicitors in the UK by The Times and Telegraph Vouched For list and has won numerous awards, winning a Sheffield Entrepreneur award, and shortlisted in the prestigious category of Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year 2 years running. Michelle has also led her team to recognition in the top Legal 500 catogories for Leading Firm plus individual recognition for Michelle, Sandra Russell and Peter Dadswell for Legal 500 recommended lawyers. A Barrister recently described her as one of the top few solicitors in the area and feared by her opponents. Michelle’s clients remark on her commitment to responding to queries whatever time of day in a reassuring manner with clear advice. Michelle is known as being top of her game when it comes to complex and difficult cases which require a robust approach and attention to detail.
Many of her staff have been with her for years and she is supported by a strong, dynamic team with equally formidable credentials. They share her vision to create a family law firm that is unrivalled in the area.
We know the first step is the most difficult and make it as easy as possible. You only need to read our reviews to know you are in the hands of the experts.

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Legal 500 Rankings

Legal 500 Rankings

29th September 2022

Congratulations to head of firm Michelle Cooper, ranked recently in the prestigious ‘The Legal …

Another 5 star review for Leanne Barton

Another 5 star review for Leanne Barton

22nd September 2022

Another 5 star review for solicitor, Leanne Barton, on independent site 'Review Solicitors'. "Leanne …

A Winning Streak - Westside Magazine

A Winning Streak - Westside Magazine

26th August 2022

Acclaimed Family Law are on a winning streak! Specialists in high worth finance divorce cases & …

71% Fail to Include Pensions on Divorce

71% Fail to Include Pensions on Divorce

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