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.

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

Business Continuity Update – COVID-19

September 2020

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 the 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, but in-line with government advice our offices are now closed for face-to-face meetings and all staff are now working from home until further notice.

If you have an appointment scheduled your legal advisor will be in touch shortly to discuss your options, if they haven’t done so already.


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 your normal point of contact.


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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