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Faye Williamson - Family Law

As part of the Family Law department Faye has extensive experience in dealing with Divorce, matrimonial finances and separation of married and co-habiting couples.

Faye also has significant experience dealing with child related matters including where they live and how often they have contact with a non-resident parent. In addition Faye also specialises in pre-nuptial and cohabitation agreements.

Faye undertook the Bar Vocational course in 2009/2010 and was called to the bar in 2010. She has three years experience specialising in Family Law and is able to advise on a broad range of matters. Faye has a wealth of experience in many types of complex family matters.

Recent successful cases:

  • Represented a mother who’s children were not returned after a contact session with their father. Mother was awarded full residence.
  • Secured a financial settlement for a client which did not include spousal maintenance payments which his wife had been seeking.
  • Successfully settled financial agreements to avoid court fees for a client.


"Faye is really professional, efficient and knowledgeable - I really appreciate her fighting my corner!" - Private Client

Faye Remnant is based at our Loughborough solicitors branch.

Experts Articles

  • FREE consultations with our Family Law experts

    We understand that, for many, family issues are a stressful, uncomfortable and in some cases, a traumatic experience. To help you explore your options our family law legal experts offer free face-to-face consultations in Loughborough, Bulwell and Hucknall for anyone seeking support in family law. Our consultations give you the opportunity to have a conversation… Learn more

  • Should children always have contact with both parents?

    Should children always have contact with both parents? Justice Peter Jackson has recently reached a conclusion that a transgender mother (the children’s birth father) should only have very limited indirect contact with her five children due to the pressure and disapproval of the ‘ultra-orthodox community’ in which they live as a result of her transgender… Learn more

  • What are Cohabitants Legal Rights?

    Cohabitation is the fastest growing form of relationship type in the UK, growing by 29.7% between 2004 and 2014 (according to the Office of National Statistics). However, many people who enter into cohabitation do so without knowing what their legal rights are. Many cohabitants still believe in the myth of the common law marriage, whether… Learn more

  • Man ordered to hand over lottery winnings after divorce

    Liu Xiang, living in southwest China, found that he had won the equivalent of £467,000 in February of this year, decided that he would divorce his wife before collecting his winnings.               Divorce and the relationship breakdown                 Mr Xiang and his… Learn more

  • Family Law: CAFCASS cases up a third on last year

    In June 2015, CAFCASS (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service) received a total of 3,466 new private law cases; a 33% increase on the same time last year. CAFCASS represents children in family court cases and are independent of the courts, social services and education and health authorities. Their role in private law… Learn more

  • Woman Claims On Ex-Husbands Fortune After 30 Years

    The Supreme Court has given a woman, Kath Wyatt, the right to make a claim upon her ex-husband’s finances more than 30 years after their divorce. The Court stated that the family court could not strike out Ms Wyatt’s claim without a full consideration of the issues. It is a clear and long standing provision… Learn more

  • Contributions To The Family’s Wealth When Dividing Matrimonial Finances

    Many client’s will often say that they have worked long hours in order to earn a high salary and build a good pension, whilst their spouse has stayed at home looking after the children and therefore they should be able to keep a larger share of this wealth and pension. However this is not the… Learn more

  • HMCTS to fund legal representation.

    There have been two recent cases where the court has ordered HMCTS to pay for legal representation for unrepresented clients in private child law cases. The court will not simply order HMCTS to pay for legal representation for every parent who is not eligible for legal aid and cannot afford to pay for legal representation…. Learn more

  • Representing yourself in court

    With the legal aid cuts in family there have been many people who are not able to afford to pay for representation in court but who no longer qualify for legal aid, their only resort, to represent themselves. The above has lead to Judges spending much longer on cases trying to sift through the arguments… Learn more

  • A “DIY Divorce” will take longer

    The Firm Hugh James conducted an analysis of court records and found that an average divorce will now take three weeks longer than it did less than a year ago. This is largely attributed to those acting without the representation of a lawyer. In the first quarter of this year a typical divorce with representation… Learn more


Faye successfully completed her law degree with The University of Manchester in 2009 and completed her Bar Vocational Course with BPP London in 2010.

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