Department profile submitted by Howard Kennedy LLP
The team advises a variety of high net worth clients including entrepreneurs, City workers, sports & media personalities. Their experience with these clients has led to them developing a particular strength in freezing injunctions, inherited wealth and the wrongful removal of confidential information, all of which are issues which are relevant to their clients.
Leading reported cases:
Arbili v Arbili  EWCA Civ 542: Lois Langton successfully acted for the wife, the Court of Appeal case concerned treatment of inherited property and the use of unlawfully obtained confidential information.
UL v BK  EWHC 1735 (Fam): Lois acted successfully for the husband, this case remains the leading Family Law authority on freezing injunctions & without notice applications, it also provided clear updated guidance on Imerman principles.
DM and LK, Re  EWHC 270 (Fam): Lois acted successfully for the commissioning parents, the case is a leading authority on what constitutes an "enduring relationship" and provides guidance on the issue of consent in surrogacy agreements.
G v G  EWHC 2101 (Fam): Alan Kaufman acted successfully for a former wife, the case examined the interplay of UK and European law in a Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA) application to determine jurisdiction. The ex-husband appealed to the Court of Appeal.The team again successfully challenged and defeated the application is now reported as Magiera v Magiera  EWCA Civ 1292.