James Scarborough

Senior Associate - Families and Divorce

How can I help you?

I recognise that every case is different and tailor my approach to meet my clients’ needs. I provide clear, practical advice, alleviating my clients from the burden of stress that inevitably follows family law difficulties. When necessary, I take a strong, robust approach to achieve clients’ goals. Clients regularly comment on how much they value my calm, assured approach to their stressful circumstances.

I have experience in a breadth of family law issues, including divorcefinancesunmarried partners and children disputes, but my particular specialism is advising on the division of assets arising out of a divorce.

Delivering what you really need

Training & employment experience

I studied Law at the University of Sheffield and then moved straight on to my Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in London. I then undertook a training contract at a firm in Cambridge, following which I worked in a number of different law firms. Most recently, prior to joining Tees, I worked as a Partner at a national law firm. Since qualifying in 2013, I have worked solely in family law.

I always prioritise the needs of my clients. I listen very carefully to instructions at the outset and carry out clients’ wishes efficiently and effectively. I acknowledge that my clients are often going through incredibly difficult times in their lives and therefore need clear, concise and honest advice.

I am also a keen sport enthusiast in my spare time, particularly football and cricket which I enjoy both watching and playing.


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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