James Scarborough

Senior Associate, Families and Divorce

How can I help you?

Having worked in family law for over a decade, I have a wide range of experience, including advising on divorce, financial settlements, nuptial agreements and arrangements for children. Of these areas, my particular specialism is advising on financial arrangements arising from divorce.

I am a member of Resolution and therefore my primary objective is to try and resolve disputes amicably; however, I recognise that this is not always possible and readily adapt my approach when needed.

Delivering what you need

I think it important that clients have an understanding of the key issues from the outset and therefore ensure this is addressed from our first meeting. I listen to what clients wish to achieve – their priorities – and set out in simple terms both the options available and the pros and cons of each. I am always conscious of the costs involved and give clear estimates at our first meeting to help clients budget accordingly. 

Clients regularly comment on my calm, reassuring and balanced approach. They have also described me as “extremely personable” and my work “instils a huge amount of confidence”. 

I am recognised as a “key lawyer” in the Legal500.

What else should you know?

What else should you know?I studied Law at the University of Sheffield and qualified as a solicitor in 2013. I worked as a Partner at a national firm prior to joining Tees in 2022.

Whilst I am based in the Bishop’s Stortford office, I am available to meet clients in other locations – or by video call.

I enjoy spending time with my family and watching or playing sports (although my young children have meant I have less time to play as much as I used to). 

Tees are here to help

We have many specialist lawyers who are based in:

EssexBrentwoodChelmsford, and Saffron Walden
HertfordshireBishop's Stortford and Royston

But we can help you wherever you are in England and Wales.


E Pagkalou

Bishop's Stortford

I am so thankful for my lawyer James Scarborough! I have only the best to say for his patience with our very protracted legal process (it took me a while to get the right documents), the clarity of his legal advice, and his honesty around billing. Definitely work with him if you get the opportunity!

Ms H

'Special thanks to James Scarborough who looked after me and my family. He's done brilliant job and also recommended me great barrister and I've won the case'

Ms W

'I can't recommend James Scarborough highly enough. He is everything you would want in a divorce lawyer - a really calm, steady ship and highly focused. He really helped me to maintain my calm and feel reassured as he steered the outcome to one I was very pleased with. I'm sure he will go far in his career and is an absolute asset'

Ms D

'James was both thorough and professional and gave sound advice. His calm approach put me at ease, especially when emotions were running high'

Mr M

'I have been advised on the divorce proceedings by James Scarborough. James provided balanced , concise and efficient guidance. This helped me to take correct decisions and save time, money.
Thank you James'
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