Adele Pledger

Partner | London

Client Services Contact Sarah Carter


Adele is a partner in the divorce and family team.

Adele deals with all aspects of family law, including divorce and financial remedies, pre and post nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements and separation, occupation and non-molestation orders, child contact and living arrangements, and other private children law issues.

Adele has particular expertise in dealing with complex, often high net worth and with an international dimension, financial division upon divorce.

Adele is known for giving clear, strategic and pragmatic advice, to achieve the best outcome for her client, as quickly and painlessly as possible. She tends to settle the majority of her cases out of Court, but if necessary she has no fear in fighting her client's corner in litigation and achieving the desired result that way.

Adele is also a trained Collaborative Solicitor, offering clients an alternative way to resolve issues and avoid court. Click here for more information about the 'collaborative process'.

In Legal 500 2022, Adele was described as follows: 'Adele Pledger is a Diana Parker in waiting. Adored by clients, especially those with the most complex financial affairs and commercial backgrounds, she is a creative lawyer and a match for anyone doing the work. Her down to earth manner makes her approachable, inspires confidence and she spots points few others do.'

Chambers & Partners 2023 said the following about Adele: 'She has particular expertise in high-value, multi-jurisdictional matrimonial finance cases. An impressed barrister reports: "She is so incredibly impressive; she is as numerate as any solicitor I have seen, and I'm a numbers nerd. She is incredibly charming, extremely bright and has such a wonderful manner with clients. She is the total package." A source notes: "She is an incredible lawyer. She is so thorough and detailed, but is also somebody that I find so approachable and easy to deal with."'

Adele is well recognised and respected in the market. She won the 2021 Spear's Wealth Management Award for 'Future Leader in Private Client Services', and she was ranked:
  • as 'Up and Coming' in the 2023 UHNW Chambers & Partners Guide
  • 'Top Recommended' in Spears 500 2023
  • 'Next Generation Partner' in Legal 500 2022; and
  • in Citywealth's 'Future Top 100 Leaders' in 2019.
Adele is also a Mediator, with particular focus on facilitating resolution of financial matters on divorce, however complex the circumstances may be.
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