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Over the last year, 42BR's Family team membership has grown to consist of over 60 specialist barristers. The team covers the full spectrum of family and matrimonial law, with acknowledged strength in Public and Private Law Childcare matters. The team has a growing reputation in Financial Remedies and are specialists in International and Humans Rights, Child Abduction and Adoption Act Applicants.

Our committed team of clerks are dedicated to providing outstanding levels of service and support to all our clients and recognise the distressing nature of family law proceedings. We explore all avenues, both court and non-court based, to minimise the financial and emotional stresses of disputes. Most recently we have introduced a specialist ADR team, offering private FDRs, mediation, and family arbitration to ease the burden family separations can have on individuals.





AlphaBiolabs is one of the UK’s leading and award-winning providers of DNA, drug and alcohol testing services for family law cases.

We are delighted to sponsor this year’s Family Law Community Interaction Award once again, as we recognise the significant contribution that law firms, chambers, councils and charitable organisations make to improving life for those within their local communities.




Cansford Laboratories

Cansford Laboratories is an award-winning and pioneering drug, alcohol and DNA testing laboratory. 

UKAS-accredited and based in the UK, we are the fastest drug and alcohol testing laboratory, returning 99% of results within 3 working days of receipt. So if you instruct us on a Monday, you’ll have the results by Friday of the same week.

We’re also proud to offer exceptional customer service – providing expert case support at every step and a professional collections service of over 50 collectors local to wherever you are - and not forgetting Expert Witness court-admissible results and reporting.

How else can we help lighten your workload?

  • We deliver test results quicker than any other UK lab, so you can manage your workload and stay ahead.
  • Apply for a quote by phone or online and we’ll provide one within two hours. Meaning the test can be booked in on the same day.
  • Our unique hair testing method requires the smallest possible cutting from your client, and we also offer a fingerprick PEth blood test for needle-free collection (perfect for needle-phobes)
  • Our Cansford collections agents cover the whole of the UK, and collect from your clients place of choice: home, GP surgery etc.

Read more here how Cansford can help ‘lighten the load’ for family law professionals, with our rapid 3 working day sample turnaround times.

Telephone number: +44 (0)29 2054 0567

Email: infor@cansfordlabs.co.uk




Class Legal

Class Legal have been industry leading experts in Family Law since 1992, when we published the first edition of At A Glance. 

Since then, we have gone on to provide a range of tools and books, written and edited by experts, which family lawyers still rely on to this day. Our focus now is to provide effective cloud-based tools, helping you to futureproof your practise in the fast moving and ever-changing world of technology. Our cloud-based tools offer effective remedies to the time-consuming workload most family lawyers face. 

Our core product, Quantum Cloud, won Innovative Practice Management at the Legal Innovation Awards 2022 and has been announced as a finalist for Family Law Innovation of the Year in the LexisNexis Family Law Awards 2023. 





Lextox is a member of the SYNLAB Group, the leading medical diagnostic services provider in Europe. At Lextox we provide drug, alcohol and DNA testing services and SCRAM continuous testing for family law cases and child care proceedings. Established in 2011 by Experts from within the UK hair testing industry, our mission is to provide the most responsive, client oriented service and reliable results. Lextox results are analysed within a domestic UK Lab accredited under UKAS 17025 with the important UK Lab 51 Quality standards.





OurFamilyWizard is a co-parent communication platform to assist parents before, during, or after the divorce and separation process. It provides a safe and neutral environment for communication to be monitored whereby key issues about the child(ren) can be resolved. OurFamilyWizard is regularly used by parents who are going through the court process to resolve their child arrangement and finance matters. It is also regularly used by those who are using out-of-court resolution methods to support parents with their communication and prevent them from returning to court, where applicable.




Sills & Betteridge

Independently recognised for outstanding results and service, Sills & Betteridge LLP is a full-service personal and commercial services law firm now heading into its 265th year.

Unrivalled regionally in many areas of practice, they have 18 offices in Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and the East Midlands.  

The Legal 500 recognises Sills & Betteridge LLP as a Leading Law Firm with the Family Team achieving the highest accolade of ‘Top Tier’ status. The firm is currently position 160 in the UK200 Independents Report placing the practice among the UK’s best performing law firms.