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Carl Russell is the head of the Family Law department. He covers all areas relating to family law including divorce, prenuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, Children’s Act proceedings and all family financial matters. Carl is also trained in collaborative law, and as such is able to offer people who are getting divorced an alternative to going to court.

Carl has worked in family law for over 35 years of which he has spent 18 years with Hegarty Solicitors. He is a member of Resolution, a national organisation which believes in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters.

His considerable experience has led Carl to be asked to write articles for the press and he has been interviewed on the radio on the subject of family law matters. He is often available to assist with events and talks, and has previously spoken on the subject at schools.

Carl has many years’ experience of dealing with all financial aspects of marital or relationship breakdown. He has advised both husbands and wives in relation to financial issues that have included farming assets and is sympathetic to the unique status of a farm property and will seek to protect it with appropriate planning and /or on separation.

Born and raised in Peterborough, Carl has a strong relationship with the local community. He is a member the Peterborough Family Law Group, is well known in local sporting groups including football, cricket and golf and plays county cricket for veterans.’


I have been really impressed by the speed and efficiency you have all dealt with my query and subsequent appointment
(especially with COVID limitations) and will be recommending you in future.

Ms I. Family Client

I would like to thank you for the advice and support through the divorce.

Mr B. Family Law Client

Thank you very much for all your hard work and support with my family matter.



Mrs. O Family Client

Carl is one of the most charming and level-headed practitioners in the field. He has excellent judgement, a sound technical ability developed from the experience of many years at the coal-face, coupled with a manner that cannot fail to put clients at their ease. When he instructs me, I find, almost invariably, that the advice he has given to a client is spot on. To use a card playing analogy, he knows when to twist and when to stick.

John Stocker, Barrister, 1 Garden Court Family Law Chambers

Mine was a delicate and sensitive case and Carl got me quick results and acted extremely professionally where it mattered – it was evident that he actually believed in me, he has made the very best, and more of my unfortunate position.

Family Department Client

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