Our team primarily deals with complex domestic family matters for high net worth individuals. We frequently look after the people behind the strategies, for major national and international companies, landed estates and large rural businesses. As professionals ourselves, we understand their business and personal pressures and provide constructive advice to settle family matters with minimum fuss and distraction.

The nature of our clients means many of the issues we resolve are multi-jurisdictional, so you’ll frequently work with our international counsel on solving cross-border family disputes. As court proceedings are usually a last resort, you’ll be called on to demonstrate your negotiation skills and find pragmatic, compassionate solutions. When litigation is necessary, you’ll need all your resourcefulness, determination and legal knowledge to achieve the right result.

To make sure clients benefit from a complete, joined-up service, we often bring in our other teams such as Private Wealth and Real Estate, and draw on our network of other professional contacts.

Typically, we’re asked to help with:

  • Pre- and post-marital and civil partnership agreements

  • Settling separation, divorce and co-habitation issues, including using mediation

  • Surrogacy and child-related matters

  • Protecting clients’ business interests by working with finance professionals

  • Settling inheritance, succession and Will disputes

  • Resolving cross-border disputes about children and substantial financial sums

  • Negotiating for high profile individuals

  • Safeguarding ex-pats’ assets across many jurisdictions

  • Advising on tax and trusts, and mitigating impact on trust assets.

You’ll be assured of a broad and stimulating variety of work, with the real satisfaction of knowing you are easing clients’ worries, settling their domestic issues and securing a better future for them, and their families.

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