Brett Frankle

Partner | London

Brett is a partner in the divorce and family team.

He advises clients on all aspects of family law, including divorce, cohabitation, children, prenuptial agreements and civil partnerships with a particular emphasis on the resolution of complex financial disputes.

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The advice and service that I received was first class. Brett is quick, articulate, pragmatic and always a few steps ahead. The team were able to resolve my situation quickly and to my utmost satisfaction. The advice I received allowed me to get the best outcome, whilst importantly being practical and managing my costs.

Vanessa Short
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Brett Frankle was superb in handling all aspects of the case, and represented my interests with deep professionalism and the required level of intensity. The Withers team kept me fully apprised of developments in the case without hesitation or delay, and Brett gave me very sound advice. At no time did I feel Withers were not advocating for my best interests, and the outcome was very positive for me.

Harald Philipp
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My counsel excelled in delivering a truly personable approach; taking the time to understand me, my story and values: providing exactly the right advice, guidance and support to fit my needs. Their knowledge in their discipline and that provided by colleagues on interrelated issues, was always accurate, up-to-date, detailed and proactively provided, often pre-empting any issues long before they developed and ensured my advice was complete and all possibilities covered.

Sean McInnes
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Newly promoted partner Brett Frankle has ‘a bright future ahead of him’.

Legal 500 UK 2017
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Clients and colleagues alike reference the contemporary art connoisseur’s ‘humane and humorous’ approach.

Spear's 500 2015

Track record

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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.

Representing 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.

Acting 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.

England and Wales, 2005

‘It is ok to be inappropriate: Mittal v Mittal’, International Family Law Journal – March 2014, contributor

Chapter in Marital Agreements and Private Autonomy in Comparative Perspective – 2012, co-author

‘Family and Trusts: all in love is fair’, Trust and Estates Law & Tax Journal – January/February 2011, contributor

Resolution

Education


Languages


  • English

Dates


Joined

2003
Partner

2015

Recognition


London

16 Old Bailey,

EC4M 7EG

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