Why Choose us?

We are very proud to be listed in the Legal 500 for our proactive approach to Alternative Family Structures.

Our founder, Karen Holden, has been awarded Freedom of the City for her contribution to equality.

In addition, we have been awarded ‘Best Employment Team’ by Solicitors Journal in recognition of our transgender and surrogacy discrimination cases.

We proactively support and raise awareness of LGBT rights with regular articles featured on platforms such as EILE MAGAZINE, TheGayUK, Huffington Post and Attitude.


Follow us on Twitter @ACLFforLGBT

Our services include:

  • Civil Partnership or Same-Sex Marriage Pre-nupital or Divorce
  • Same-sex unmarried separations 'Co-habitation'
  • Child custody disputes & contact orders inc co-parenting separations
  • International or domestic surrogacy
  • Advice on co-parenting and alternative family structures
  • Sexual Orientation , Transgender or HIV Discrimination
  • Equality Act breaches or diversity contracts & employee policies
  • Wills, Trusts, POA and planning
  • Setting up a business


View our specialist areas of law here:

Family Law

Specialists in the field of family and child and pride themselves on their professional yet sensitive approach

Equality Act

The Equality Act 2010 came into force on 1 October 2010. The purpose of the Act is to unify the present law on discrimination...

Employees Advice

Our team offers specialist employment advice to help those who have suffered or are suffering in the work place.


Voted top Legal 500 for our specialist Surrogacy services. In the UK, Canada/USA amongst areas covered.

What do our clients say about us?

“We instructed ACLF to help us complete our surrogacy paperwork for our daughter born in the USA. they are absolutely fantastic, from our very first Skype call our lawyer has been amazing. We have dealt with a lot of fertility lawyers and they are honestly the best one we’ve encountered! Can’t thank them enough.” ER

“I was being harassed and bullied at work because my team discovered from HR I had HIV. I was humiliated, scared and depressed. Karen worked magic getting me out of the environment and settling on a payment for me, but it was more her compassion and fight that kept me going and has allowed me to face interviews again for a new role. I am in a senior position and have faced many hurdles in life , but this was very personal for me. Karen really does know what she is doing legally but as a support she was a real rock.” JM