I am a Partner and Chartered Legal Executive Advocate and lead the Sheffield Family Law team. I specialise in all areas of relationship breakdown and asset protection through life events. I deal with complex financial settlements involving companies, aspects of international law, personal assets and children.
I have a special interest in parental alienation issues in children cases. I am leading on a National Segment called Wealth Protector, aimed at enhancing our internal capabilities to support colleagues and clients to ensure their wealth is protected for future generations. I'm also a Leading Individual in Legal 500.
"She has an absolutely fantastic down-to-earth manner with clients... She is proactive and very commercial." - Chambers & Partners, 2022 (Leading Individual - Band 1)
Leading Individual - Legal 500 2022
Zoe is "the doyenne of the family law world in Yorkshire." - Legal 500, 2021 (Leading Individual)
Zoe "really goes above and beyond…"She does an excellent job and is quick, efficient and very organised." - Chambers & Partners, 2021 (Leading Individual - Band 1)
“Professional , straightforward and easy to deal with. It was nice to work with solicitors who worked with me”. – 5* Trustpilot review
"It was a pleasure dealing with Zoe Round and her team. They were professional, efficient, caring and understanding." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I instructed Zoe Round and James Henshall of Irwin Mitchell based on a recommendation and am very glad I did. The service, attitude and resourceful nature of the company and its representatives is a credit to the profession. I have no hesitation in recommending Zoe and James in particular and the company in general to represent you." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Zoe Round and James Henshall worked tirelessly on my divorce case and secured me the financial settlement I required." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Always willing to listen and explain your options in clear, non legal jargon" - 5* Trustpilot review
"Pragmatic and practical, praised for her collaborative, outcome-focused approach." – Chambers & Partners, 2020
"Thank you. I remain indebted to you for your kindness and professionalism throughout my journey - one that I wish I had not had to take, but your assistance definitely made it more manageable." - Client
Sources commend her ability to find a "sensible way to resolve matters." - Chambers & Partners 2018
Zoe is "very down to earth and practical" - Chambers & Partners 2017
Zoe is "committed" - Legal 500 2016
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I really enjoy meeting people and the idea of helping others through difficult times has always been very rewarding to me.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
Ensuring that my clients feel that their case has been heard properly and presented appropriately. Feeling as though people have a simple explanation of the rights and responsibilities they have during the breakdown of their marriage or relationship.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
The expanse of knowledge throughout the firm, all of which is on hand to assist when required. The building itself, the client meeting areas and facilities for clients. The restaurant is lovely as are the staff and the environment is an overall bonus.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I spend a lot of my time with my three children on a small holding where we live. I love practicing yoga and meditation too.