Whilst we help clients from all across the country, we’re a firm that sits right at the heart of our local community right here in Harrogate. 

This is just one of the reasons why we’re so thrilled that not just one, but two of our team have been shortlisted as finalists at this year’s Stray Ferret Business Awards. Our managing director, Andrew Meehan, is up for the ‘Dynamic Leader’ award, whilst director and solicitor Laura Mounsey  is  finalist in the category of ‘Rising Star Under 30’.

As we prepare to celebrate the achievements and success of businesses from Harrogate, Ripon, Masham, Boroughbridge, Pateley Bridge and Knaresborough, we’re taking a look at some of the reasons why we’ve been nominated, and how we’re continuing to put our clients at the heart of everything that we do. 

Why have we been nominated? 

When it comes to family law disputes, client trust is absolutely fundamental. We know that during challenging times, families need solicitors they can rely on, who can communicate what’s happening in a way that they’ll understand, and who can provide the objective and balanced advice that they need.  

So just why do clients continue to trust our team? And what are they saying about working with us? Take a look below:

‘I found Laura extraordinarily approachable and knowledgeable about family law. She always remembered the case details and kept me updated during the process. Not only did she go above and beyond with her attention to the case, she kept costs down for me whenever she could. She is a lovely and impressive human!’

For clients, our expert knowledge and experience obviously goes a long way. But it’s clear that this isn’t the only reason they trust us. It’s also about being able to listen, and understand how difficult divorce and separation can be.

‘I was really impressed by the team at HFL during my divorce. They were excellent from start to finish, with excellent advice and support. As well as communicating clearly throughout, and providing superb advice, they were also empathetic and good at listening and understanding how stressful the situation was. I mainly dealt with Andrew Meehan and Emma Doughty, who were fantastic. A really professional and dedicated law firm.’

The Harrogate Family Law approach

What sets us apart is quite simple – we’ve found our niche. So much so that we have been finalists for Niche Law Firm of the Year for the Yorkshire Legal Awards for the last 4 years and Andrew Meehan was awarded Managing Partner of the Year in 2021.

Specialising in family law allows us to really focus our expertise, as well as our learning and development. It also enables us to build a fantastic network of professionals with other skills that our clients can access as and when they need to, whether that be during or after their divorce or separation. 

Varied expertise 

Our team are experts in what they do. Whilst our focus is on family law, each member of our team brings their own set of skills and experience to the table. At Harrogate Family Law, our specialisms include:

  • Relationship breakdown and divorce involving high net worth assets 
  • Complex division of assets, for example; businesses, overseas property, pensions and trusts
  • Matters involving narcissism, coercive control and other forms of domestic and emotional abuse
  • Arrangements for the children
  • Cohabitation and pre- and post-nuptial agreements

The right attitude 

When clients come to us, they’re often doing so at the most difficult and vulnerable time in their lives. Dealing with a divorce or separation can be overwhelming, leaving clients feeling worried and unsure about their future. 

It’s our job to ensure that our clients feel as comfortable and at ease as possible, and that’s why we’ve built a team that’s friendly, approachable and easy to talk to. 

No one size fits all

Every client and every situation is different. We never tire of saying that there is no such thing as a one size fits all approach. Every piece of advice, every meeting and every interaction is tailored to the needs of our clients, and it’s why they trust us to get the job done. 

Ultimately, we’re here to make sure that clients have the experts they need in their corner as they take their next steps toward the future, and we’re very proud to have our efforts recognised by The Stray Ferret Business Awards. 

We’d like to wish all of the finalists the very best of luck!