The North's Specialist Family Law Firm

North Family Law is a boutique specialist family law practice, serving clients across Yorkshire, the North of England and beyond.

The firm was established by Simon Preston, one of the country's leading family lawyers, to better provide a full range of family law services to clients in Yorkshire and across the country.


Expertise In Family Law

North Family Law is a new style of family law practice. It's not about us, it is about our clients.

We are truly specialist in what we do. We have the experience and knowledge to help in any situation where family law advice is needed, whether before or after a relationship breaks down.

Simon Preston is a well-known and respected leader in the field, recognised in the main independent directories to the legal profession - Chambers and Legal 500. He is one of only a handful of family law experts outside London included in the Citywealth Leaders List, where he has been ranked since 2012.


We believe a family lawyer's role is to advise and guide a client, not act as little more than a post box. We add value by helping you through what can be a very tough time rather than expecting you to tell us what to do.

Plain Talking

We will tell you what you need to hear, not what we think you want to hear. We will be friendly, approachable, supportive and we won't use jargon and legal speak.


We understand that people have busy lives. If it works better for you we can meet at your home, place of work or anywhere else you would prefer. Within reason, we can speak to you outside normal business hours so you don't need to panic about not being able to get in touch.

Cost Effective

We work differently, smarter, than traditional law firms and with the use of modern technology to benefit our clients. This means we can keep our charges lower than other similar practices. You are paying for advice and service, not our fixtures and fittings.

Here are some testimonials from the independent directories to the legal profession:

"Simon is extremely intelligent and a very good litigator who knows how to get the best outcome for the client."

"The team is extremely experienced in dealing with all levels of family law matters, particularly those involving more complex issues."

"Simon Preston is a highly experienced family lawyer who is approachable and personable. He gives pragmatic and timely advice."

"The team provide sound advice and cut through the drama to deal only with the most important issues, going the extra mile for their clients."

"Simon Preston is outstanding. His calm and unflappable approach hides a steely determination to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients."

"Simon Preston set up North Family Law from scratch a few years ago, and has established the firm as a leading player in the regional matrimonial finance market. Whilst Simon remains the firm’s leading light, he is now supported by a very able assistant Rachael Wheatley. Having lower overheads than many of his competitors enables Simon to provide an outstanding level of experience and service at a lower than average cost."

"Simon Preston is undoubtedly one of the leading matrimonial finance solicitors in the North of England. He is exceptionally experienced in the conduct of mid and high value cases, including those of the most complicated type, such as those involving complex company and trust structures/international aspects. Simon is both highly personable and committed to his clients’ cases, and he inspires confidence in them accordingly."

"he is widely respected for his litigation skills while also being a trained collaborative lawyer and resolution specialist. He has acted on a range of complex litigation valued in the multi-millions"

"a first class matrimonial solicitor in Yorkshire with a pragmatic and sensible approach"

"mature experience inspiring confidence in his clients" and "at the level to which others aspire"

"communication with him is simple - he comes down to the client's level and is not baffling"

"he has the ability to communicate the most complex aspects of a case in a language you can understand"

"vast experience of dealing with complex assets, including off-shore trusts"

"gets excellent results"

"excellent pragmatic advice"

"a wealth of experience acting for numerous high net worth individuals"

"One of the region's leading specialists who inspires confidence in his clients"


"an astute and, when necessary, tenacious lawyer with strong negotiation skills and an excellent manner with clients"


A full range of divorce and family law related services and advice

We try to deal with all matters in a sensitive and constructive way. However, our vast experience of divorce and family litigation enables us to represent your interests fully and firmly if a more conciliatory approach is not possible.

Pre and post-nuptial agreements



Financial settlements on divorce/separation

Same sex divorce/separation

Inheritance claims

Co-habitation and co-ownership disputes

Arrangements for children following relationship breakdown


Get in touch

Call Us

0113 4570102

Our locations


1 Aire Street
Leeds, LS1 4PR



10 Bloomsbury Way, Holborn
London, WC1A 2SL