The best advice in the worst of times
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.
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.
We are one of the top family law teams in the country. We also practise family law in Switzerland, Dubai and Hong Kong (through Jonathan Mok Legal in Association with Charles Russell Speechlys).
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.
News & Insights
Changes to divorce laws to “end the blame game”
The Ministry of Justice has today announced changes to divorce laws to “end the blame game”
Thinking ahead: Information requests and pre-emptive planning for international families
A roundtable discussion on requests and pre-emptive planning for international families
Miranda Fisher wins Family Lawyer of The Year at the Spear’s Wealth Management 2018 Awards
We are very pleased that Family partner Miranda Fisher has won Family Lawyer of the Year at the Spear's Wealth Management 2018 Awards