Ranked InLondon (Firms)
Family/Matrimonial (Band 2)
Practice Areas: Specialises in complex financial and international cases. Chair of Manches’ International Wealth Protection Group. Has acted in numerous high profile and reported cases. Governor of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Resolution Accredited specialist family lawyer. Member of the Times Law Panel, Chairs the Collaborative Family Law, London’s leading collaborative practice group. Writes extensively on international family law issues, with a particular interest in the Russian Federation and CIS. In October 2010 he was the only matrimonial lawyer to be shortlisted for the "Solicitor of the Year - Private Practice" category of the Law Society Excellence Awards. Appeared in The Lawyer's ‘Hot 100’ 2011.
Professional Memberships: Fellow of the IAML; Member of Resolution; International Academy of Collaborative Professionals; Member of the British Ukranian Lawyers Association; Member of the American Bar Association.
Career: Partner Manches 2006 to date; Partner/Head of Family Department Reynolds Porter Chamberlain 2000-6; Senior Associate Stephenson Harwood 1992-2000; Admitted 1990, Northern Ireland 2012.
Publications: International Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements (Family Law 2011) Russian and Ukrainian Chapters; International Family Law (2011) General Editor.
Personal: Educated at Coleraine Academical Institution; University of Essex; Member of Soho House.