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The award-winning specialist family lawyers with a reputation for excellence

Offering you expert guidance on your marriage or relationship breakdown and helping you successfully resolve financial issues and child arrangements.


Tisshaws Family Law Solicitors is the largest specialist family law firm in Mid Sussex

Family breakdown can be devastating. We appreciate how upsetting and difficult separation and divorce can be but know that having the right solicitor on your side can make all the difference to you and your family. At Tisshaws, we take the time to understand your individual circumstances and give you our specialist legal advice, so you can achieve the best possible outcome for moving forward.

Tisshaw Family Law Solicitors are based in Haywards Heath, Sussex serving local clients in Burgess Hill, Cuckfield, Ardingly, Lindfield and surrounding areas. We also work with clients throughout England and Wales and internationally. We are a Lexcel accredited practice, which assures you will receive the highest quality of service from us.

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Our Credentials

Lexcel Accreditation

We have achieved Lexcel accreditation each year since we were first established in 2012. This is the Law Society’s gold standard ensuring high levels of client care and practice management. Only 16% of solicitors in England and Wales achieve this.


We are ranked in the Chambers Legal Directory, the definitive mark of excellence in the legal profession. This ranking is based on independent research among both our clients and the legal profession.

The Legal 500

We are ranked in The Legal 500 Directory, making us one of the leading family lawyers in the UK.


Our Awards

Gilva Tisshaw won Sussex & Surrey Female Lawyer of the Year at the Dynamic Business Awards 2023

Winners of the British Chamber of Commerce Award for Trailblazing Equality for both Sussex and the Southeast Region 2022

Shortlisted for the Business Continuity Award at the Lexis Nexis Legal Awards 2022

Shortlisted for the Resilience Award at the Resolution Awards 2021

Meet The Team

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  • - Ms X 2024

    Tisshaws give extremely valuable help and advice, but in a totally thoughtful and unbiased way allowing me to make informed decisions at a time of immense emotional stress and worry and because of this I always felt in control, empowered and prepared.

  • - Legal 500 2024

    Tisshaws solicitors is an experienced family law practice that gives comprehensive and accurate legal advice to their clients. The firm is committed to resolving family law issues outside of court through expert mediation and conflict resolution. When an amicable resolution is not possible, the firm's litigation work is exceptionally prepared and thoughtfully considered.

  • - Chambers 2024

    Hana is a star. She is easy to deal with and has a sharp legal mind to expedite matters.

  • - Chambers 2023

    Every member of the team is responsive and goes out of their way to ensure that information is communicated to everyone involved

  • - Mrs E, Aug 2022

    On a more personal note, I would like to thank you so much for your kindness, support and measured professionalism throughout what turned into an extremely long and traumatically complex process. I have no doubt it would have been considerably more difficult for me without your calm guidance and understanding throughout.

  • - Ms W, June 2022

    Thank you for your excellent service.

  • - Mr T, May 22

    I'd like to take this opportunity to say how grateful I am for all the help you gave me over the last few years. As hard as it was at times, having someone who knew their job and could deal with all of the different aspects of the case to such a high standard certainly made it easier.

  • - Mrs W, March 22

    I always felt able to ask Hana anything relating to the paperwork and always received a prompt response. I really appreciated how processes were explained and detailed to me in a way that I could understand. This gave me reassurance at times when I felt unsure of what was next and what needed doing.

  • - Mr S, Feb 22

    Very grateful to Lidia who was excellent. She felt like a friend during this, and is very intelligent and skilled. I was anxious that my divorce wouldn’t turn into an expensive battle, and Lidia’s calm, factual advice ensured this. I will have no hesitation in recommending her, and Tisshaws to friends and colleagues.

  • - Mr W, Dec 2021

    Many thanks Verity for your professional help in this process I have really found this whole experience very daunting so I really appreciate your understanding many thanks again!

  • - Mrs Z, June 2021

    Thank you for all your work and advice on the many different aspects of my divorce. Your guidance which has been so clear, but also compassionate, through a difficult time, has made things so much easier and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you.

  • - Ms S, May 2021

    “Thank you so much for your steady, kind, thoughtful advice and counsel. I have felt very well advised, you always responded quickly, and it has been great to work with you during a very difficult period in my life.”

  • - Mr K, April 2021

    You have given me some essential advice (and contacts) that have really helped me through, and I want you to know how grateful I am, and that I would recommend you without hesitation should the situation arise.

  • - Mr B, April 2021

    Thank you for your very open and helpful advice, it was understood and much appreciated.

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