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Neil Hobden

Family Law Partner

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About Neil Hobden

Praised by Legal 500 for his “exceptional knowledge”, “proactive nature” and service delivery, Neil brings more than 30 years experience to the Aaron & Partners family division. He joined in January 2020 from Shoosmiths LLP where he built and led their  family law team.

Neil advises on all aspects of family law but has particular expertise in cases concerning the financial issues which arise on separation or divorce. He has a great deal of experience of matters  which involve complex business assets, inherited wealth and “hidden” monies.

Having been divorced himself, Neil understands the stresses and strains which relationship breakdown often brings to his clients and their families. Neil is renowned for his robust and strategic approach which enables  his clients to move forward in their new lives sooner rather than later often without a Court appearance.  He is as adept at negotiating financial settlements as he is conducting complex, often multi-party, litigation where required.

Neil’s clients benefit from his having worked with (and, on occasions, on the other side from) many of the country’s leading family law barristers. His close links with the bar and the best known expert witnesses  can provide a valuable edge to his clients in complex and high value cases.

Neil also has a good deal of experience of negotiating Pre and Post Nuptial Settlements, often where there are substantial assets and cross-generational  family arrangements.

Though based in Shrewsbury, Neil draws his clients from across the country as well as overseas. His working from  Shropshire means his fees compare favourably with other expert family lawyers of his experience.

Neil  is one of few family law solicitors outside London to be listed in the prestigious Citywealth directory. He has been ranked for almost twenty years in both the Legal 500 and Chambers directories.

A very good eye for detail whilst never losing sight of the bigger picture.

Legal 500

During my dealings with Neil Hobden I found him to be totally professional and very efficient at all times. He explained the complexities of my case in a manner that was easily understood. Detailed and precise, I would highly recommend him.

Private Client

Clients highlight Neil Hobden for his strategic mind and his pragmatic and timely advice.

Chambers & Partners

Praised for his exceptional knowledge, proactive nature and exceptional service.

Legal 500

a highly experienced litigator who has done it all before and is never thrown by anything … a very safe pair of hands.

Chambers & Partners

[his] attention to detail is second to none.

Chambers & Partners

highly regarded… fights assiduously for the best interests of his clients.

Legal 500

He has notable experience in complex financial remedy proceedings including those involving   foreign  matrimonial law and overseas properties.

Chambers & Partners

There is nobody else I would have preferred in my corner.

Private Client

I am immensely impressed by your …. bravery and ingenuity to yield the result you have.

Private Client

…outstanding in his dealings with me. He explains what is going on very clearly and when I have a concern deals with it immediately and in a very reassuring manner. I definitely feel he has always gone the extra mile for me.

Private Client

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