Alternative dispute resolution
Divorce and family
If your relationship breaks down, you need clear direction at the outset on the legal options available to enable you to make informed decisions on the way forward.
Your objectives might be driven by concerns for your family or finances, or most likely both. Either way, our ability to quickly understand the facts of your situation, establish your goals, advise on realistic outcomes and strategy, and implement plans, distinguishes us from other firms.
As one of the largest, longest established and most experienced family and divorce law teams in the world, with nearly 30 lawyers offering a range of skills, there are few family situations we have not handled. The strength and depth of the expertise in our team, coupled with the discrete and consistently high level of service we pride ourselves on, is reflected by top-rated rankings across industry directories over the last 20 years.
Much of our work involves complex and cross-border issues. Our aim is to help you secure the best possible outcome for you and your children either through negotiated settlement or when necessary in court.
Shaping the law
One of the major benefits of having us on your side is that we have been involved in shaping family and divorce law and setting case precedents. These have included securing the largest ever reported divorce award in Hong Kong; securing a greater share of the marital wealth for the successful spouse in the only three reported cases in England where the outcome was based on special contribution; and changing the way in which the court decides cases of international child relocation. Out of court, we have been at the vanguard of developing new processes to offer clients more options to arrive at a fair outcome.
With significant global experience in complex cases we are uniquely placed to advise on multi-jurisdictional issues (including forum disputes, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, cases with complex overseas trusts and business structures and international child relocation matters).
We have wide-ranging language capability including Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian, French, Spanish and Italian.
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20 years as a top ranked firm for family/matrimonial (1997-2017)
Leading firm - Band 1 for family/matrimonial in London
Top ranked firm for family/matrimonial
Top tier firm for family (2002-2016)
Winner of family/matrimonial law firm of the year
UK top family law firm
Market leader in family and divorce law - Hong Kong (2015-2016)
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