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About Harry Gates

Harry Gates has been a specialist family law barrister for the last 20 years. In 2018, he and Samantha Woodham co-founded The Divorce Surgery, an award-winning advisory service helping families to navigate their legal issues together, through its unique ‘One Couple One Lawyer’ model, rather than through separate legal teams.

Divorce, Productivity and the Art of Feeling Better

Divorce is a reality which affects everyone to a greater or lesser extent: 42% of marriages end in divorce in the UK, and the annual cost to the UK taxpayer of family breakdown is put at an eye-watering £50 billion. But many employers do not engage with it as an issue relevant to them, or, more often, simply have no idea what they can do to help without intruding on private grief.

Article by 4 February 2021