Darren Cleverdon


Darren is Head of the Family Department and a Partner at QualitySolicitors Dunn & Baker. He has been a Resolution Accredited Specialist for many years and this reflects his commitment to maintaining high expertise in all aspects of divorce and separation cases. He is particularly skilled in dealing with domestic abuse and cohabitation matters through this qualification.

In addition, Darren’s vast experience in conducting cases against a background where court is a last resort by utilising the Collaborative Law process and Mediation, brings an added dimension and depth to the service that he is able to provide to his clients. Darren has been a Resolution trained Collaborative Lawyer for many years now and as an Accredited Mediator he has been able to extend his skills and enhance his conciliatory approach to assisting couples in what can sometimes be a very tangled, difficult and emotionally challenging situation.

Where it is unfortunately not possible or appropriate to resolve any conflict or dispute utilising collaborative law or mediation then Darren has wide experience of personally representing clients at all levels of the court system and at round-the-table meetings.

Darren has gained a well-deserved reputation for his practical and effective approach to resolving complex financial and property cases. He commonly handles high value financial cases many of which involve inherited wealth, foreign elements and where necessary the emergency freezing of assets to avoid prejudice to his clients.

He is also a Law Society Accredited Children’s Panel member and this reflects his experience and knowledge of all aspects of children law. Darren handles care proceedings involving Local Authorities as well as complex children cases having foreign jurisdiction issues and child abduction situations.

When not working he spends much of his time walking his Jack Russell terriers, socialising with friends and making home improvements.




“Please pass on Christmas wishes to all your staff at Dunn and Baker. Especially Becca and Natasha with a big thank you aswell
Thank you for all your help and support over the last year,  and am sure will be speaking to you again soon.”

Ms E, Received by email (December 2017)



“I thank you so much for everything and making this difficult time as easy as possible for me…I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who finds themselves in a similar unfortunate position”

Ms A, Received by email (October 2017)



Your performance yesterday and the preparation by your team for the case was magnificent and acknowledged by the judge and judgement, there would have been no case had we not provided such and excellent bundle and accompanying paperwork…I will forever be thankful to you personally and to your firm for the professionalism you brought to my case over the past year almost. Once again thank you, those words don’t seem enough to truly express how much yesterday meant to [us].”

Mr G, Received by email (October 2017)



“The advice I received was invaluable and everything was dealt with very promptly. I would like to thank you very much for all your help and support through this process. I can’t fault the service I have received from you and your team. I would certainly recommend you to anyone else who finds themselves in the position of needing a divorce lawyer”.

Mrs J (November 2016)



“Darren is outstanding. I have recommended him to others.”

Mr D (November 2016)



“Reliable, courteous and informative.”.

Received via our Client Feedback Questionnaire – (November 2016)