We have extensive experience of divorce cases involving complexities such as trusts, businesses, pensions, taxation and remittance issues, dynastic wealth and offshore assets.
We understand how challenging and overwhelming this time can be for our clients. We will work closely with you from the outset to understand your objectives and put in place a realistic and achievable strategy. We are known for our creative, empathetic and pragmatic approach and always look to achieve a fair resolution at the earliest point possible. Where appropriate we can direct you to trusted third parties such as financial advisors, accountants, therapists and divorce coaches, to ensure that you have a strong team around you with the right expertise.
We are fully committed to reaching agreements amicably and always promote a low conflict approach, but where court proceedings or arbitration are required, we will robustly litigate to protect your best interests.
Wealth and asset protection
We regularly act for clients with dynastic wealth (including Family Offices, trusts, companies and farming estates) and can draw on the expertise of our top ranked colleagues in wealth protection and contentious teams, along with trusted third-party experts both in this jurisdiction and overseas to ensure that our clients are best protected in the event of divorce.
We are also regularly instructed to prepare prenuptial and post nuptial agreements and can work closely with trustees and Family Offices to achieve their aims. Read more about nuptial agreements here.
Reaching a fair agreement
We can assist you in obtaining financial disclosure from your spouse to ensure that a fair and appropriate settlement is reached. Every case is different, turning on its own facts and judges have a broad discretion to decide matters. However, our family lawyers have a collective experience of over 70 years, so can expertly advise on what the reasonable range of a settlement is and negotiate on your behalf.
Final Financial orders
A final financial order is the legally binding document that sets out all the financial matters on divorce and which will be binding on both parties. Whether you reach a settlement through direct discussions, mediation, solicitor correspondence or court proceedings, a final financial order is needed to achieve finality and certainty. Without one, a former spouse can still bring financial claims against you after the divorce and even against your estate on death.
If you have reached an agreement with your spouse by any method, our team of family lawyers can prepare a final financial order on your behalf.
More information on divorce and separation can be found on our divorce page.