Brett Frankle

Partner

  • Education: University College London, LL.B.
  • Admitted: England and Wales, 2005
  • Year joined: 2003
  • Year became partner: 2015

Overview

Brett advises clients on all aspects of family law, to include divorce, cohabitation, children, pre-nuptial agreements and civil partnerships with a particular emphasis on the resolution of complex financial disputes.

Brett was nominated as 'Family Lawyer of the Year' 2013 in the prestigious Spear's Young Turk Awards and Associate Solicitor of the Year 2013 in the Jordan's Family Law Awards. In 2014, Brett was selected as a Rising Star in the Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers list and in 2015, he was included as a Rising Star in Spear's Magazine Family Law Index 2015, which lists the country's top 50 family lawyers.

Highlights

Brett was involved in the landmark House of Lords decision of Miller v Miller; McFarlane v McFarlane, reported at [2006] UK HL 24 which remains the leading authority on how assets should be divided on divorce.

He represented the Trustees in the case of Judge v Judge, reported at [2008] EWCA Civ 1458, in which the Court of Appeal dismissed an application to set aside a financial order made in 2001 on the grounds of mistake.

Brett acted for the Husband in the case of Z v Z (No 2), reported at [2011] EWHC 2878 (Fam), in which the High Court upheld a French marital agreement, restricting the Wife to her needs. The case was the first reported case to apply the principles set out by the Supreme Court in Radmacher v Granatino.

Brett also acted for the Intervenor in the matter of AM v SS and WA, reported at [2014] EWHC 2887 Fam, securing her rights in a property held by the Intervenor’s brother on trust for her.

Publications and speaking engagements

  • Contributor to the International Family Law Journal (March 2006) - An English (law) view on Brussels I and Brussels II and (March 2014) – It is ok to be inappropriate: Mittal v Mittal
  • Contributor to the Solicitors Journal (July 2009) - Paper Value (Pre-Nups)
  • Contributor to Family Law (September 2010) - The Certainty of a Clean Break: Variation of Maintenance
  • Contributor to Trust and Estates Law & Tax Journal (January/February 2011) - Family and Trusts: all in love is fair
  • Brett is a regular contributor to the Financial Times weekend Q & A section
  • Brett co-wrote a chapter for Marital Agreements and Private Autonomy in Comparative Perspective (Hart Publishing, 2012)

Memberships

Resolution

On a personal note

Outside of work, Brett enjoys foreign travel, design and contemporary art.

    

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