Our History 

Hall Brown Family Law was established in April 2016 by Sam Hall and James Brown with the aim of delivering outstanding service and excellent family law advice to clients.

Prior to establishing Hall Brown, Sam and James were Partners at what was at the time Manchester’s leading family law team.  They were instrumental in taking the family department of that firm from Tier 4 to Tier 1 in the leading independent legal directories, and both achieved the status of “Leading Expert” in Chambers & Partners.

Since founding the firm they have been joined by two of the best known and well respected partners in family law – Andrew Newbury and Beth Wilkins.

In only 12 months the firm became one of the top family law teams, not only in the North, but in the country.  In Autumn 2017 they opened a London office near St. Pauls in the heart of the City.

The Hall Brown team pride themselves on providing the same level of care and service no matter who the client is. They have acted in a large number of complex and high-profile cases, representing clients in the Supreme Court, and regularly acting for celebrities and sports-stars.  This is not, however, all they do.  The hardest cases are not necessarily those involving large amounts of money or media interest.  Hall Brown has extensive experience dealing with an entire spectrum of families from the Magistrates Court up to the Supreme Court.

During their combined 25 years of family law practice, James and Sam have developed deeply-held beliefs about what clients should be able to expect from their family lawyer – beliefs that are shared by every single member of the team.  They share a desire to focus on the quality of work and level of service they provide. Their decision to set up their own firm was driven by their desire to have the freedom to invest the time, care and attention they believe clients should be given. In establishing Hall Brown they have gathered around them a team of talented lawyers and support staff – all of whom have trained at or worked at firms regarded to be amongst the best in the country – with the aim of delivering the very best service and advice for their clients.