The Wilkes Partnership’s Family Law Team offer an efficient, commercial and modern approach to deal with all of the issues you may encounter during divorce or relationship breakdown. We have advised clients across the Midlands, Birmingham and Solihull, and further afield for decades and pride ourselves on being there for our clients when they need us most.

Our team of Solicitors have expertise in financial and corporate issues and structures, tax and pensions, which are essential in dealing with individual, often complex and sometimes unusual problems that each client has.

Our partner led team of lawyers and support staff will look for creative and innovative ways of resolving your issues.

We will agree a course of action with you to find the most effective solution for you in order to preserve assets, protect your financial position but to ensure that your family is provided for. Let us handle these matters for you and allow you the time to run your business and deal with the other non-legal issues that you need to attend to at this difficult time.

Court proceedings are not always the only answer. We are also able to deal with matters upon a collaborative basis. Collaborative Law is about clients reaching solutions together, where the lawyers sit down with the clients to work out their problems face to face.

It provides an alternative to the traditional way solicitors have dealt with family issues and avoiding the costs of Court proceedings, giving clients a greater control over the whole process.

In the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 The Wilkes Family Law Team were described as being “a key player for family law in the Birmingham marketplace. It is a full-service firm, so can offer its clients holistic advice in-house”.

We can help you

  • Obtain a divorce
  • Settle financial matters upon divorce
  • Make arrangements for your children
  • Seek injunctive relief to preserve assets
  • With a pre-nuptial agreement
  • Sort out financial matters following the end of your co-habitation
  • Have a separation agreement prepared
  • Deal with matters upon a collaborative basis


Aaron Keene
Aaron Keene

Partner, Family & Collaborative Lawyer

Sian Kenkre
Sian Kenkre

Associate, Family & Collaborative Lawyer

Jane Barclay, Coley & Tilley, The Wilkes Partnership Solicitors, Family Law, Birmingham, Solihull
Jane Barclay

Senior Associate, Family

Chris Allen-Jones - Family Law - Birmingham & Solihull
Chris Allen-Jones

Consultant, Family

Jackie Lee, Family Law Solicitor, The Wilkes Partnership, Birmingham & Solihull
Jackie Lee

Solicitor, Family

What our clients say

  • I just wanted to thank you for your help and support throughout the process. I also believe the outcome could not have been better and this was largely down to the great service provided by you and your personal advice and approach, which was far less aggressive/confrontational than some of the solicitors I met and I am positive would have resulted in a different outcome I wish to express my sincere gratitude to your thoughtful handling of my affairs during what was a traumatic time for me. I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your support and a great level of service throughout my Court case I found you all very informative and extremely helpful and I would recommend you to anyone that needs a legal service I think your firm is doing a great job and all your staff were fabulous over the years, as mine was a very long case. Once again thanks. You took all the hard work out of it all for me, and I am very happy with my children and a home that is mine Thank you for your professional help and guidance over the last few years You understood my concerns and compassionately but professionally advised and steered me through a not particularly nice process. Thank you so very much for all your hard work.

    - Mr. J

  • Aaron does a fantastic job, and all I can say is he “knows his stuff”. He has been a great help to me, and has got me through my divorce by giving me all the right information. Thanks for all your help

    - Anon

  • I could not be happier in regard to the services provided to me. On a personal level I found Mr Keene to be very kind and understanding. I believe his knowledge and personal abilities contributed significantly to reducing my worries and stress during my divorce proceedings

    - Anon

  • It was the first time in 18 months of court I have not left crying during and after a hearing. You are both brilliant and supportive and I am a million per cent grateful you are helping [my son] and I. Also Chris you are so supportive, compassionate  and dedicated – and yes, brilliantly aggressive

    - Anon

  • Chris, thanks so much for your help over the last year. So very much appreciated – I will continue to refer friends and colleagues!

    - Anon

  • I was extremely happy with the service I received. It was a very stressful time for me, but I am glad the case was handled by Aaron Keene who did a good job and was very professional, concise and always followed through.

    - Mr P

  • Sian Kenkre of Wilkes Solicitors was very approachable, responsive, professional, supportive and empathic. I’m really grateful. Can’t thank enough. Would definitely recommend.’

    - Anon

  • Sian was brilliant at calmly working towards an agreement in what felt like a tricky and volatile case’.

    - Anon

  • Not only did I always get a detailed thought-out response in a timely manner, the continuous support shown by Sian during a year long process was far more than I expected and could not have got through this situation without her help and skill set. Due to all the hard work of Sian and her colleagues I ended up in a better position than I ever could have anticipated. Furthermore, I would not hesitate for a second in recommending Sian Kenkre or The Wilkes Partnership LLP to anyone going through a similar situation.

    - Anon

  • Sian was professional, informative, helpful, compassionate. I cannot thank you enough for helping me through a truly difficult and traumatic time in my life.

    - Anon

  • Aaron Keene is extremely knowledgeable, his friendly manner was a great help to me and significantly reduced my anxiety through a very difficult time

    - Client Feedback - The Legal 500 2021

  • Aaron Keene and Chris Allen-Jones are the stand-out lawyers. Both are very accessible, very client-driven, and have exceptionally good manners with the client, and deliver great service

    - Client Feedback - The Legal 500 2021

  • Aaron Keene is a well respected and sensible lawyer known for his work with the local courts and as a collaborative practitioner

    - Client Feedback - The Legal 500 2021

  • I have felt incredibly comfortable working with Aaron who has at times taken into consideration the unique factors of my situation to provide sound advice. I can’t recommend him enough

    - Client Feedback - The Legal 500 2021

  • A very competent team. Sian Kenkre is a clever, popular and kind lawyer. She provides realistic advice to her clients and really looks after them’

    - Client Feedback - The Legal 500 2021

  • Sian Kenkre is a very calm, understated but incredibly talented and tactical lawyer. Chris Allen-Jones gives the impression of being laid back and relaxed but he at all times has every issue in the case under his belt and ready for argument. He is fearless in correspondence and negotiation and will always instil the greatest confidence in his clients that he is there for them

    - Client Feedback - The Legal 500 2021

  • Chris Allen-Jones is a technically excellent lawyer and always fights his client’s corner. He has a very robust approach, which makes him a great litigator. He is incredibly well known and well connected in the marketplace

    - Client Feedback - The Legal 500 2021

  • The firm is a key player for family law in the Birmingham marketplace. It is a full-service firm, so can offer its clients holistic advice in-house‘.

    - Client Feedback - The Legal 500 2021

Business Continuity Update – COVID-19

February 2021


To our valued clients and partners,

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve we wanted to take the time to reassure you of the actions we are taking to protect our clients, colleagues and our wider communities, whilst working to maintain our services to you at this time.

Our commitment to you

We are open for business and will continue to provide you with the best service we can in the safest way possible. In line with Government guidance we will be limiting face-to-face contact as much as possible. We are able to facilitate all client appointments by either video or conference call to suit your needs.

If you have any queries please contact your usual legal advisor to discuss appointment options.

Our staff are set up and ready to respond to you as usual. We are working hard to mitigate any disruptions, and will continue to provide you with the legal service and advice you need, delivered with the high-level of service you have come to expect from Wilkes.

If you do experience a slight delay in hearing back from us, please bear with us. We will be in touch.

If you have a general enquiry please call us on 0121 233 4333 or email us at or contact you usual legal advisor.

Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times. We look forward to returning to normal, with a handshake, as soon as possible.

The Wilkes Partnership Solicitors

Birmingham – 0121 233 4333  Solihull – 0121 733 8000

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