Tony Roe is a highly experienced family law solicitor. Qualifying in 1990, in his almost thirty years of practicing family law Tony has run a department and led a well-respected firm.
Now having joined BH&O as a consultant, Tony continues to offer high quality tailored family law services to clients with complex needs.
Tony has developed strong referral relationships with leading professionals, including financial advisors and accountants who refer higher profile individuals, senior business leaders and politicians. Solicitors also refer work to Tony where they have conflicts of interest or want their commercial clients’ family law issues looked after.
Tony is a specialist in heavyweight higher net worth financial disputes between married and unmarried couples, often with an international element. Tony is a trained collaborative lawyer.
He has been recognised as a leader in his field in the Legal 500 numerous times in the last decade, and a leading individual again in 2016. The 2018 Legal 500 said that Tony ‘responds quickly and effectively to deal with any issues raised’.
Tony was a member of the Advisory Group to the Law Commission on Matrimonial Property Needs & Agreements project (covering prenuptial and post nuptial contracts) which ran from 2009 to 2014. The scope of the project was extended in 2012 to include a targeted review of two aspects of financial provision on divorce and the dissolution of a civil partnership: needs and non-matrimonial property. Tony was only one of two solicitors in private practice, based outside London, to feature on the Advisory Group.
Tony has been published and/or quoted in newspapers including The Financial Times, The Times, Daily Express, the i Newspaper (Independent). He is also sought after by legal journals and has appeared in Family Law, Family Law Journal, Solicitors’ Journal and Law Society Gazette. In addition, being media trained by the Law Society and Resolution, he has appeared on television and radio giving expert comment on family law issues.
Tony was shortlisted by Jordans Family Law in 2015, 2016 and 2018 as Family Law Commentator of the Year.
Tony was one of the first sixty family law arbitrators in England & Wales. He was chair of the Forum of Family Arbitrators’ Marketing Sub-Committee until it was dissolved in 2016. He co-wrote and co-presented the Law Society webinar, “An Introduction to the Family Arbitration Scheme”. He has written comment pieces on family law arbitration for Family Law and the Law Society Gazette. He lobbied The Times to write about the topic, provided background and suggested individuals for comment, also being quoted himself.
Tony lectures occasionally at the University of Reading, where he is a Visiting Fellow in Family Law.
“Thorough, efficient and quick to respond”.
“I’ve heard it said that ‘good legal advice saves money’ and as a genuine client of Tony Roe’s for several complex matters which spanned several years I wholeheartedly agree with this.
Tony simply will not spend time on matters that are a distraction from the fundamental issues at hand. This means that time (and thus money) is focused in exactly the right areas to yield a result.
I am myself quite pedantic and appreciated the attention to detail that went in to every item of correspondence sent on my behalf which often was in stark contrast to opposing firms. This level of detail spanned the obvious good use of grammar to the much more important understanding and thus stating of facts within my matters.
I recommend Tony Roe without reservation and additionally so in complex financial matters”.