Why are accreditations so important?

Accreditation schemes are designed to give you confidence that the service you receive will be of the highest quality.

In order to retain the accreditations we hold we are regularly audited by independent bodies to check that we are maintaining the high standards you deserve.



We are delighted to be ranked in Chambers 2024. Chambers is the definitive mark of excellence across the legal industry. A ranking from Chambers shows that we have stood out in the most rigorous, independent and in-depth research process of any legal directory on the market, and have emerged as one of the best in our field of family law.

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We are proud to have been awarded Lexcel, an accreditation given by the Law Society to solicitors firms who meet the very highest practice management and customer care standards. We undergo a rigorous annual assessment. Only around 16% of UK solicitors currently hold this gold standard mark and we have consistently retained our Lexcel accreditation every year since we were first established in 2012.

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Family Law Advanced

Gilva Tisshaws holds the Family Law Advanced Accreditation. To obtain this she was required to demonstrate a high level of practical knowledge, skill and experience in various specialist areas of family law and to undergo regular re-accreditation to ensure the high standards required are maintained.

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Resolution Specialist Accreditation


Three members of the firm Camilla, Richard and Verity, currently hold Resolution Accredited Specialist status. Camilla in International Family Law and Private Children, Richard in Complex Financial and Property Matters (for both medium and low income households, as well as high net worth cases) and Verity in Private Children and Complex Financial Remedy (High Net Worth) cases.

Specialist Accreditation is a significant achievement which demonstrates substantial knowledge and skill.

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We are all members of Resolution, a national organisation of family lawyers committed to a constructive and non-confrontational approach to family law matters. The code of practice we follow requires lawyers to deal with each other in a civilised way and to encourage their clients to focus on reaching a fair agreement in a way that benefits their family, particularly where children are involved.

See Resolution Website

The Legal 500

We are proud to be ranked in the top 500 law firms in the UK by The Legal 500, the world’s leading legal directory. Assessments are based on extensive research and feedback from clients, law firms and legal professionals. This ranking recognises our experience, expertise and high levels of client care, meaning clients can be confident of receiving the highest quality of service and advice.

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Legal 500 listing

Cyber Essentials

As family solicitors, the protection and confidentiality of clients’ personal data is fundamental to our relationship with clients, both as a matter of law and ethics. As such, we comply with both UK and EU data protection laws and with the Solicitors Regulation Authority rules on client and data confidentiality. Our Cyber Essentials certification is part of our drive to protect client information and the threat of cyber-attack.


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  • - 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!

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