Family law team

Choosing the right solicitor is an important step when experiencing family breakdown or divorce.

Furley Page family law team has been recognised for our expertise by The Legal 500. Rayma Collins is ranked in Chambers UK. Rayma Collins and Naomi Hayward are specialist Collaborative Lawyers.

All our family lawyers are members of Resolution, an organisation committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Our team considers the needs of the whole family and in particular, the best interests of children.

We can meet with you at one of our offices in Canterbury, Chatham or Whitstable, or hold a virtual or telephone consultation.

To ensure we are the right solicitors for you, we offer a free initial telephone consultation to any prospective clients.

Contact Rayma Collins to find out how we can help you, or click on the link below and get started online at time to suit you.

Team accreditations


Head of the family practice at Furley Page Solicitors, Rayma Collins acts on high-value financial remedy cases. She also handles private children proceedings. Naomi Hayward has a growing family law practice that focuses primarily on matrimonial finance work and complex child arrangement disputes. She is also a collaborative lawyer

Chambers UK 2024 Family/Matrimonial - Kent Band 3

Thank you for your assistance in this matter. You have been fabulous.

Client of Rayma Collins - Ms Berry

Thank you, Laura, for everything you have done for me. I’m sure I wasn’t always easy to deal with. I have appreciated your patience throughout such an awful time and I’m so happy that it is now over. Thank you. I will always recommend both you and Furley Page.

Client of Laura Sinclair - Mrs B from Minster

I want to thank you for your patience, you have been so helpful over this tough time. Thank you for all of your hard work and helping me gain custody of my son, the work you did was absolutely priceless and we have an amazing life together. I wish you all the best.

Client of Laura Sinclair - Mr A from Tonbridge

Joanne McDonald Family Law Solicitor was recommended by my Barrister at short notice. The service I received from her was second to none. Joanne was tenacious, forward thinking, kind, considerate and show empathy and had a good understanding of how to provide a tailor made service. I was always kept up to date and she [did] everything in a timely manner. Even though I was represented at short notice, she was quick to get up to speed with my case and definitely is a person that can work under tremendous pressure and still get great results for her clients! You won't be disappointed if you require her service!!

Client of Joanne McDonald - CG, Surrey

Rosie Eastwood was knowledgeable, skilled and very efficient with all matters. She supported me professionally through a very tricky divorce.

Client of Rosie Eastwood - Mrs S

This is a highly experienced specialist team ... Their knowledge and expertise is excellent in specialist matters... Furley Page has collaborative lawyers who can handle all areas of private finance and children law.

Chambers UK 2023 - Family law team

She makes clients feel completely comfortable and has a disarming manner about her. ...Rayma has a steely determination with impeccable judgement. ...Rayma was sensitive but, most importantly, sensible while being responsive and efficient.

Chambers UK 2023 - Rayma Collins

In addition to her extensive knowledge of family law, Laura Sinclair went to great lengths to understand my specific situation and help to guide me on the position I wished to take on various matters. I believe that I have received very sound advice throughout my case. Laura is extremely well-organised and managed my case very efficiently.

The Legal 500 2023 - Laura Sinclair

Joanne McDonald tailored her service based on my needs for my court case. She was efficient, tenacious and forward thinking in her decision. Her service is invaluable for Furley Page. Joanne is polite and friendly and goes over and beyond. She has restored my faith in the legal profession and I have used the company again for another legal matter. Would highly recommend the company.

The Legal 500 2023 - Joanne McDonald

The family law department at Furley Page Solicitors has a strong ethos of good communication between associates at all levels. They have always been available to support with level-headed legal advice in difficult situations, ranging from managing the emotions of all other parties involved to negotiating the challenges of a pandemic.

The Legal 500 2022 - Family law team

All the individuals I have worked with have demonstrated compassion and an ability to understand complex issues. Naomi Haywood demonstrates a high level of professionalism, whilst also being very personable and enabling me to understand the complex process of the English divorce system. Her guidance is always considered with the best interests for myself and my family. Rayma Collins is thorough and expertly skilled on enabling focused thinking on issues that matter most, whilst also remaining sensitive and supportive. She is prompt in her responses and acknowledgements and as a result alleviates any anguish in having to wait for reassurance.

The Legal 500 2022 - Naomi Hayward & Rayma Collins

I found Laura Sinclair to be very personable but professional. She seemed highly competent and knowledgeable but with a friendly and compassionate manner. She was excellent at responding quickly and thoroughly and I always felt that my case was valued and prioritised.

The Legal 500 2022 - Laura Sinclair

I felt that my solicitor Rosie Eastwood was understanding, supportive and clear and direct in her advice. Rosie showed patience when dealing with my questions and was willing and able to deal with any legal issues I might have raised. I felt that there was someone there who wanted to help and support me in a time of my life when I felt distraught and unable to see my way clearly.

The Legal 500 2022 - Rosie Eastwood

Good strong family law team in regional practice.

The Legal 500 2021 - Family law

Rayma Collins is wise, reasonable and a committed collaborative law practitioner. Always good to work with. Naomi Hayward is an excellent lawyer and a joy to work with. A truly collaborative practitioner.

The Legal 500 2021 - Rayma Collins & Naomi Hayward

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