Civil and Family Disputes
Clients involved in the breakdown of a relationship, whether between business partners, family members or couples, particularly where significant assets or children are involved, need specialist advice.
Our personal and family law team offers prompt, cost effective and pragmatic advice, often in conjunction with our property, litigation and private client experts, to assist individuals, families and those who advise on planning and structuring their affairs, to mitigate those financial risks that relationship divisions can cause.
Our specialist family lawyers advise on a broad range of issues including pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and cohabitation agreements; if a relationship breakdown cannot be avoided, we offer sensitive and comprehensive advice on separation, divorce, civil partnership dissolution, in particular on the financial and children issues that can arise when relationships breakdown, and regularly advise on cross border family disputes.
Unlike other areas of litigation, parties often need to maintain a relationship long after a dispute has been resolved, so we promote and adopt collaborative and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) solutions when appropriate; if litigation cannot be avoided, our advocates represent our clients' best interests firmly and fairly at court.