This international family law team has specialist family lawyers in London and Hong Kong, and access to the firm's global network of offices. It is acclaimed by peers as "the best all-round firm for divorces with complicating features," and clients say: "Their service is totally bespoke." The team is noted for its ability to advise on complex issues surrounding publicity, trusts, tax, removal of children and business assets. It has recently been involved in some very high-profile cases encompassing multiple jurisdictions and offshore assets.
KEY INDIVIDUALS Diana Parker is described by peers as a great lawyer and "one of the best" when it comes to difficult international matrimonial financial matters.
Julian Lipson is head of the family practice group. He focuses on financial cases arising from relationship breakdown, and regularly handles cross-border matters. Peers describe him as "a very good lawyer, pragmatic, academically strong and firm when necessary."
Gill Doran is described by sources as "sensible but strong," practical, honest and "a safe pair of hands." She is an accomplished litigator with vast experience in high-value matrimonial finance cases. She is also trained in ADR methods.
Suzanne Kingston is well known for her ADR and mediation work, as well as for her litigation skills. She deals with complex financial settlements and cases involving children, often with a cross-border element.
Michael Gouriet is acknowledged by sources in the field as being brilliant, "very well connected" and "highly regarded." Gouriet advises on all aspects of family law, including prenuptial agreements, and he has considerable experience in dealing with cross-border matters.
Mark Harper focuses on divorce and family law, especially international cases involving trusts. He also deals with prenuptial and pre-civil partnership agreements.
James Copson is an accomplished family lawyer with a focus upon high-value cross-border matrimonial finance cases, although he is also able to handle prenuptial agreements and child abduction cases.
Lisa Fabian Lustigman is commended by peers for her resilience in handling difficult cases. She handles a range of private family law including financial disputes, children matters and cohabitation, often advising on international matters.
Suzanne Todd handles a range of finance and private law children disputes. She is noted for her cross-border expertise and a particular focus of hers is in Anglo-Italian cases.