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.
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.
From mine to market
The Family and Energy & Natural Resources groups hosted a gemstones evening last week, featuring speakers from Gemfields and Fabergé.
Sarah Anticoni, family lawyer travels to Parliament to call for No Fault Divorce
Ms Anticoni was taking part in a major lobby of Parliament organised by family law organisation, Resolution.
Charles Russell Speechlys pick up dual wins at this year’s Jordan’s Family Law Awards
We are delighted to announce that our Family team won two awards at the 2016 Jordan’s Family Law Awards.
William Longrigg wins Family Lawyer of the Year at the Spear's Wealth Management Awards 2016
The Spear’s Wealth Management Awards are hailed for honouring innovation, success and contribution.