How can I help you?

I am a Partner at Tees, with over 20 years’ experience specialising in family and divorce law.

My cases cover all aspects of family law including divorce and separation, financial issues, children, nuptial agreements and cohabitation cases.

My clients are often going through very challenging personal situations – my focus is on securing favourable, and practical solutions for my clients following the breakdown of their relationship. 


Delivering what you really need

I always put the needs of my clients first. I will listen to you and what you need out of the process, so that I can advise on the right way to move forward in your individual circumstances.

My areas of expertise include:

  • The financial effects of separation or divorce: the financial implications of divorce can be complex, such as splitting or protecting pensions and business interests. I help my clients protect their interests and always aim to secure the best possible result in their circumstances
  • Arrangements for children after divorce/separation: I advise on arrangements for children after separation to make sure that the family’s needs can be in the best interests of the children
  • Legal advice before getting married, and legal advice for unmarried couples: I can advise on relationship issues prior to marriage, including pre-nuptial (and post-nuptial) agreements and cohabitation agreements.

I specialise in family mediation – an alternative to traditional divorce proceedings. Mediation encourages communication between divorcing couples, under the guidance of a specialist mediation solicitor. I have experience advising couples through the mediation process, towards a cost-effective settlement agreement which works for both parties.

As a family mediator and collaborative solicitor, I can advise on the best route to take if you are considering divorce proceedings.


What else should you know?

I am a member of Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association). 

In addition, I am a collaborative solicitor. In collaborative divorce, matters around the separation are discussed in meetings with the other solicitor and resolved through agreement. 

I am also a member of the Family Mediation Council, which shows that I promote collaborative working between parents following separation.


Legal 500 UK 2021 / Recommended Lawyer

‘Claire Pilsworth is a superb lawyer to have on the other side of a case. She works efficiently and works effectively with other lawyers to secure the best outcomes for her clients. Claire and I have worked on opposite sides of a case and she is really good to deal with, always prepared to have one-to-one discussions to resolve matters.‘
Legal 500 UK 2021, East Anglia - Private Client - Family : East Anglia

Wayne and Lyndsey Fowling


A million thanks, you had a huge task and we are truly grateful for the outcome you have provided. Boy am I glad I pulled rank and chose you! THANK YOU FOREVER!

Wayne and Lyndsey Fowling


Once again, words cannot express our thanks both to you and Jonathan you have achieved the impossible and the children, Wayne and I will be eternally grateful for that.
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