Having spent over 20 years in private practice locally, David was an experienced Chartered Legal Executive. His knowledge and valuable input to the company helped him become a Director of Legal Services in August 2015. For 13 years David was employed as a Civil / Family Law litigator by a local firm. He joined The Family Law Company in 2002, since which time, he has specialised in family law matters.

David has extensive experience, representing clients in relation to divorce, finance and private law children matters. He represents clients in high value finance and complex children matters.

David has developed a particular area of interest relating to disputes between unmarried former partners, particularly in relation to property, financial provision for children and associated issues. He now heads our team advising unmarried clients in relation to property and finance issues. This is a challenging and evolving area of law where some clients (and children) are potentially seriously disadvantaged by their circumstances.

It was extremely stressful for me and my family and without the support and expert advice I received from David Cobern it would have been very difficult to have got through it. We were eventually successful in court. I would like to thank David and the staff at The Family Law Company for the work they did for me. Hopefully I won’t have another period as bad as that but if I did or knew of anyone needing help I would not hesitate to recommend The Family Law Company to them.

David recognises the unique range of problems faced by unmarried former partners and brings his experience and a clear common sense approach to these issues. David joined The Family Law Company because he shares the firm’s values and objectives. He believes in and applies a problem solving approach, employing constructive methods of resolving family law disputes, whilst at all times keeping children at the centre and protecting the vulnerable.


  • Chartered Legal Executive
  • Member of the Family Law Accreditation Scheme
  • Member of Resolution
  • The Family Law Company Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO)
The Family Law society accreditation in Advanced Family lawImage of The Law Society Accreditation of Children Law.
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