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Department Profile

Howard Kennedy LLP Family/Matrimonial Department


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  • No. 1 London Bridge
  • London
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • SE1 9BG

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 [2015] 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 [2013] 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 [2016] 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 [2015] 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 [2016] EWCA Civ 1292.


  • Private Clients/Individuals
  • Commercial & Professional Services
  • Sport
  • Media
  • Financial Services
  • Banks
  • Real Estate
  • Retail


  • Catriona Arbili
  • Eve Magiera