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James Riby



Family, Retail & LeisureSport



James advises on all areas of family law, including separation agreements, divorce, financial issues following separation and divorce, child contact and residence (or 'custody') issues and pre and post nuptial agreements.

He also advises couples who are not married or in a Civil Partnership on issues arising on relationship breakdown, such as disputes over property, child contact and residence and financial claims for the maintenance of children under Schedule 1 of the Children Act. His children law practice includes extensive experience in child abduction cases.

In the above areas, James has experience of cases which have also touched upon related issues of confidentiality and privacy law. He has also dealt in particular with complex cross-border jurisdiction disputes and claims against offshore trusts.

He is a fluent speaker of Italian and has a busy UK-Italian caseload, and has worked with many well-known Italian family law firms in Milan and Rome and elsewhere in Italy.

James is also a trained Collaborative Lawyer and a trained Mediator.

James is admitted to practise in England and Wales.


  • M v W (Financial relief – Divorce – Trust assets) [2010]
  • Kremen v Agrest and Fishman (Financial relief; Avoidance of disposition orders; Financial provision; Sham transactions) [2010]
  • G v G (Financial Remedies: Strike out) [2012]