Relationship breakdown is difficult enough. Where it brings with it issues about children or money, guidance from an outstanding legal team can make all the difference.
The best advice in the worst of times
To practise family law at the highest level takes more than mastery of the law itself. It needs judgement, empathy, discretion, common sense. It involves a commitment to putting the welfare of children above all, as well as an understanding of the most complex financial arrangements. It demands a deep understanding of how to build an agreement, and how to succeed in court when there is no agreement to be found. It needs a willingness to listen.
Our approach is humane, sophisticated and pragmatic. We understand the needs of people with complex lives. Many of our clients are from international families. They often have significant assets. Several are in the public eye. We have pioneered a cross-disciplinary approach to family law, and work alongside our experts in tax and trusts, trust disputes, corporate law, immigration, property disputes and other areas of law to deliver a smart, bespoke service to our clients.
Today our work is not just about what happens once a relationship, be it marriage, civil partnership or unmarried cohabitation, breaks down. It is ever more important to plan for the future and we advise on a great range of relationship agreements and wealth preservation strategies.
Flexibility is key to our approach. With a leading family mediation practice as well as arbitrators and collaboratively trained lawyers, we are not afraid to recommend innovative ways to resolve disputes. Litigation should usually be the last resort, but we protect our clients’ interests fiercely - and successfully - when court proceedings are required.
We will always give you clear, realistic advice. We tell you what you need to know, even if it is not what you want to hear. We listen to your concerns and priorities and help you find the solution that works best for you, however difficult the circumstances. We are on your side.
Meet the Team
Predatory marriages - renewed call for reform
William Longrigg quoted by The Times and the Daily Mail on the High Court's ruling in Ayeh-Kumi v The Lord Chancellor & Anor
The High Court found that a wife was within her rights to divorce her husband because he worked long hours and missed holidays.
Joshua Green writes for City AM on dealing with cryptocurrency assets during a divorce
Divorces are complicated on many levels, but especially so when it comes dividing up and assigning financial assets and future payments.
Exclusion clauses in freezing orders
The principles illustrated in Crowther v Crowther and Moutreuil v Andreewitch.
Good things come to those who wait
From Bitcoin to Ethereum - Cryptocurrency on Divorce
Absent parents: when will the Family Court remove parental responsibility?
COVID - EFFECT ON FINANCIAL CLAIMS ON DIVORCE
Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on arrangements for children of international families
Property Patter: cohabitees and property rights - what do couples need to think about?
It is easy to drift into complicated territory when it comes to property arrangements between a couple
I'm getting married in the morning, ding dong the bells are going to chime...
Co-parenting arrangements - what are they and what are some of the key considerations?
Guidance where Domestic Abuse alleged
High Court finds former unmarried couple hold weekend home as beneficial joint tenants (despite just one funding the whole £1,550,000 purchase price)
The rise of cost sanctions in family law proceedings (even against successful parties!)
“Do I have to mediate?”
A trained impartial mediator can work with a divorcing couple if they cannot sort matters themselves.
Domestic Abuse Bill - strengthened protection for victims
The conveniences and inconveniences of forum non-conveniens
Common sense prevails in husband’s attempt to charge former wife rent to live in matrimonial home.
Sarah Jane Boon
Sarah Jane Boon quoted by the Evening Standard on the Court of Appeal's decision in the Derhali divorce