Clarke Willmott LLP's 'effective' team 'bears comparisons with London firms', and advises on assets and income, inherited wealth and complex pension scheme issues, often with an international element. The 'exceptionally bright' Gareth Schofield heads the practice, and is 'technically superb' and 'calm and reassuring'. Felicity Shakespear has 'a wealth of experience'. (Legal 500)
Our experts work with you to mitigate the inevitable financial consequences of a relationship breakdown and are particular experts in dealing with complex financial disputes for high net worth individuals and the agricultural sector. We can advise at the beginning of, during, or at the breakdown of a relationship. We can prepare prenuptial, pre-registration or cohabitation agreements, as well as post nuptial or registration agreements.
As well as conventional representation, we can offer collaborative law and mediation. One of our collaborative lawyers work with you, your partner and your partner's lawyer, in a series of face to face negotiations, to help resolve family disputes. Mediators can help you and your partner work things out together by helping identify and resolve the issues of conflict between you, whilst remaining impartial.
If your case involves an international aspect (for example, if you or your partner is a foreign national or if you live or own property abroad) we have the expertise to advise on the best approach for you. For instance, within Europe the first person to issue the divorce proceedings will generally determine the jurisdiction where the financial settlement is dealt with, the outcomes of which can often be very varied, so it is vital you take swift and expert advice.
As part of a leading national firm, you will also benefit from our additional in-house expertise with regard to tax, trusts, company, property, insolvency and employment law.Top of page