Our expert family finance practitioners have a long standing reputation as highly successful advisors and advocates in matrimonial and non-matrimonial financial disputes. A number of members of the team are recognised as leaders in their field in successive editions of the guides to the legal profession. Several are also published authors of legal practitioners’ texts and regularly deliver seminars on current hot topics.
Issues relating to family finance are often complex and members of the team provide expert advice in cases involving company valuations, farms, international issues, tax issues, and trusts. They are experienced advocates used to appearing in the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal and have a high level of expertise in ancillary applications such as where assets have been frozen by the CPS and FSA.
Barristers in this specialist group have particular expertise in representing high net worth clients, some of whom appear on the Sunday Times rich list. Due the highly sensitive nature of these cases, our barristers are often required to sign confidentiality agreements. Members pride themselves on delivering swift and precise advice with an emphasis on adopting a conciliatory approach. Our team includes two collaborative lawyers and a number of FMA trained mediators.
Our barristers are also very sensitive to the significant impact of family breakdown on modest family assets. These cases often pose difficult questions, such as who should stay in the family home, and which may be closely related to the welfare of any children of the family. We are equally adept at representing the interests of those involved in these types of cases.
Several of our barristers accept instructions on a direct public access basis to carry out individual pieces of work, whether advice, drafting or representation, and can advise at an early stage as to the most appropriate route for separating couples to resolve financial issues fairly and efficiently, and with clear guidance as to the costs involved.
Financial remedies (matrimonial and non-matrimonial)
Financial provision for children
Pre-nuptial and separation agreements
Beneficial ownership of property
Divorce and dissolution
Inheritance and family provision
Recognition and enforcement of foreign and English orders
Rights of cohabitees