Suzanne Kingston

Partner | London

Suzanne is a partner in the divorce and family team.

Regarded as ‘a pre-eminent force in Family Law’, Suzanne is very well known as for her expertise in all aspects of family work. In particular, she deals with the resolution of complex financial issues for high net worth individuals. Her cases often have an international element and she has considerable experience in dealing with prenuptial agreements and cohabitation issues. Suzanne is also equally confident representing parents in matters involving children, having handled numerous complex cases, including leave to remove. She is an accredited Resolution mediator and has a thriving mediation practice and is a qualified collaborative lawyer and trains collaborative law for Resolution.

Suzanne spearheaded the arbitration training for family lawyers and herself is an accredited arbitrator.

She was voted Family Lawyer of the Year at the Spear’s Wealth Management Awards 2015 and Lawyer of the Year Award at the Magic Circle Awards for Citywealth 2016.

Suzanne acts for a wide range of clients including well known personalities - footballers, actors and business people.

Suzanne uses not only her gritty litigation skills where necessary but also dispute resolution methods such as mediation, collaborative law or arbitration.

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Suzanne Kingston is an exceptionally talented and tenacious partner within the family law department at Withers LLP in London. As one of London’s leading divorce practitioners, Suzanne handles complex matrimonial financial cases with outstanding technical skills. This coupled with the ability to put her clients at ease whilst simultaneously ferociously fighting their corner sets Suzanne apart from her peers. Suzanne is also a leader in mediation and collaborative law and has been directly involved with many of the developments in this area.

Investment Banker
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Suzanne’s extensive experience in advising, over many years, on the most complex and challenging cases, coupled with her straightforward, practical approach makes her a stand out adviser in the private wealth management space.

Senior partner in leading accountancy practice
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Suzanne is a committed family lawyer and determined negotiator, with a clear understanding of the balance between acting in the best interests of her client but also their family as a whole, particularly where children are involved. Suzanne is a nationally and internationally renowned personality of the family law world, innovative, pragmatic and successful.

Karin Walker, Solicitor - KGW Family Law
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‘A phenomenal operator, intellectually brilliant and very knowledgeable of the law in complicated financial situations’. She ‘exudes passion towards achieving the best outcome for each client and is available to her clients 24/7’.

Citywealth Leaders List, 2015

Track record

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Acting for the trustees of a large family - advising in relation to pre-nuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements and the impact of a potential divorce on various trust assets.

Led a five jurisdiction pre-nuptial agreement negotiation where the client was seeking to protect in excess of £4 billion worth of assets worldwide.

Mediated hundreds of disputes for a wide range of clients - sometimes the lawyers have been in the room to assist the clients and other times it has just been Suzanne as mediator and the clients working together to resolve matters. In addition, Suzanne has acted as mediator in numerous children disputes to include leave to remove applications to various locations worldwide.

England and Wales, 1986

‘Family Law Arbitration: Practice and Precedents’, Law Society, co-author

‘What Brangelina split tells us about handling divorce’, The Times

‘Children Arbitration Scheme offers more solutions for families’, The Times

Resolution

Resolution - Dispute Resolution Committee

International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Institute of Family Law Arbitrators, Advisory Committee

Family Law Arbitration at the Institute of Arbitration, lead trainer

South African Arbitration Law, trainer

Brexit Conference June 2017, chair and speaker

Me in a minute

I am - first and foremost - dedicated to my clients

I have always been a doer, with boundless passion, drive and dedication for the law. This attitude has enabled me to establish a position at the cutting edge of family law and when it comes to dispute resolution, I consider myself to be a leader.

A vital element of my practice is not just ensuring that each client’s issue is resolved, but that they have the opportunity to assess how they want their issue to be resolved. If you need gritty litigation, I can be tough, confident and forthright with a wealth of experience running successful trials behind me. Alternatively, if you prefer an out of court approach my background and understanding as an accredited mediator and extensive dispute resolution skills can help alleviate even the most difficult of situations.

Whilst it has always been my aim to lead the way in this field, I am - first and foremost - dedicated to my clients, to achieving the best possible result for them. Really, for me, it is all about the client.

Education


Languages


  • English

Dates


Joined

2011
Partner

2011

Recognition


London

16 Old Bailey,

EC4M 7EG

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