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Divorce, separation and finances

Financial matters can be one of the most stressful aspects of a separation – but they don’t have to be. Our highly experienced team will set a clear strategy from the outset, working as collaboratively as possible to achieve good and fair arrangements.

We have a long-established reputation for achieving outstanding results for our clients, particularly in complex cases and those with an international angle.

Our award-winning team of family lawyers has acted in numerous landmark cases in the courts of London, Hong Kong, Singapore and California, and has been involved in the development of the law in these locations.
 

Establishing strategy early on

Clients tell us that one of the main reasons they were glad they chose us is because of the way we approach our first meeting with them. We believe it is vital to establish the realistic objectives for your case from the outset and to set a clear strategy to achieve them. It is not uncommon for firms to win work by telling clients what they want to hear, but we see it as essential to be candid in advising you on what you will be able to achieve and setting out viable options for reaching those goals – whether through a privately negotiated agreement (either directly, through mediation, a collaborative law process or a bespoke combination with Uncouple), or if necessary through arbitration or court litigation.

Divorce law reform in England and Wales – no fault divorce

New legislation came into force in April 2022 that will make divorce a simpler and less acrimonious process by removing blame for the breakdown of a marriage or civil partnership. This is often important when couples need to maintain connection to share childcare. It will also allow couples to apply for divorce jointly for the first time. You can find more information here to help decide what’s best for you.


Trust related cases

Trusts are widely used by families as a way to protect their assets for future generations. We work with clients, trustees and beneficiaries in the preparation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, on which we have enormous experience, and which form an integral part of wealth protection planning.

Understandably, during a divorce there can be strong disagreement over how trusts and other wealth structures should be dealt with. We have considerable experience in advising trustees, beneficiaries and other family members caught up in divorce proceedings.

We have the benefit of being able to consult with one of the largest, leading wealth planning and contentious trust teams based globally across the US, Caribbean, Europe and Asia. With colleagues also in corporate, employment, property and reputation management teams we have the experience and the skill sets to protect your trust interests, family businesses and inherited wealth or alternatively, when required, to trace assets and probe wealth holding structures. 

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Our team

Adele Pledger

Adele Pledger

Partner | London

Adele Pledger

Partner | London

Divorce and family

Anisha Ramanathan

Anisha Ramanathan

Partner | Hong Kong

Anisha Ramanathan

Partner | Hong Kong

Divorce and family

Brett A. Frankle

Brett A. Frankle

Partner | London

Brett A. Frankle

Partner | London

Divorce and family

Claire Blakemore

Claire Blakemore

Partner | London

Claire Blakemore

Partner | London

Divorce and family

Diana C Parker

Diana C Parker

Partner | London

Diana C Parker

Partner | London

Divorce and family

Jennifer Dickson

Jennifer Dickson

Partner | London

Jennifer Dickson

Partner | London

Divorce and family

Jocelyn Tsao

Jocelyn Tsao

Partner | Hong Kong

Jocelyn Tsao

Partner | Hong Kong

Divorce and family

Michael Gouriet

Michael Gouriet

Partner | London

Michael Gouriet

Partner | London

Divorce and family

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