Robert Williams is a Director at Family Law Partners who specialise in family law. He is member of Resolution (First for Family Law), a Resolution Accredited Specialist (Ancillary Relief and Emergency Procedures) and Collaborative Lawyer.
Chambers UK identified Robert as a key individual who is “sensible and focuses on the issues”.
In 2010 Robert was appointed as a Deputy District Judge on the South Eastern Circuit. Robert specialises in finances following a relationship breakdown, whether by separation, divorce, or dissolution of civil partnership. Having qualified in 1994 with First Class Honours in the Solicitors Final Examinations, Robert was formerly head of the family department and Training Partner at a regional legal firm from 2001-2010 prior to setting up Family Law Partners with his co-Directors Linda Lamb and Alan Larkin.
Robert focuses on the strategic issues in each case he works on and ensures that all his clients look at ways of managing the risks associated with relationship breakdowns.
Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family and dogs, walking on the Downs, watching football, playing golf, meditation and regular visits to the Himalayas.
I was really pleased to discover that there was an alternative to the traditional essentially adversarial process around divorce. For me the collaborative approach resonated strongly with my personal values of trying wherever possible to achieve a win – win; or at the least reducing the harm to either party.
"I also felt supported throughout by knowing that my lawyer was both looking after my interests, and honouring the process.
"It wasn’t easy, but in the end, I felt that both I and my ex-partner were able to close the chapter knowing that we had done the “right” thing by each other.