Profile submitted by Alan Kaufman
Alan is a Consultant and former head of the firm's Family team. He specialises in heavy weight family law disputes and has had many years' experience acting in multi-million pound matrimonial settlements. Alan acts for wealthy business people, particularly in the property industry and high profile media, entertainment and sports personalities, or their spouses. Alan is a trained mediator having been taught his mediation skills by the New York Mediation Group and is also a trained Collaborative Lawyer. He is also a strong believer in round table settlement meetings, at which he excels. In a past life, Alan has had extensive commercial litigation experience (including shareholders and partnership disputes, copyright and property related litigation) and hence is able to bring his commercial acumen to matrimonial financial settlement negotiations.
In 2005, Alan was elected a Fellow of the prestigious International Academy of Family Lawyers and in 2008 was admitted as a member of the high profile group of collaborative lawyers now known as the IAFL Dispute Resolution Forum, which is comprised of London's leading divorce lawyers.