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Dawson Cornwell

Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth

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Dawson Cornwell's lawyers advise high net worth individuals on children and financial matters, often those with international issues.

A source explains: "The firm really is excellent. They really work in a truly collegiate manner and you get to know various individuals. There is good collaboration between the finance and child teams and you get a specialist in each when there is an international element."

Notable practitioners

Jessica Reid advises high net worth individuals on divorce and related financial matters as well as children matters. She has particular experience in cases involving cross-border elements. A source notes: "She is great."

Kate Allen advises wealthy clients on complex financial matters and has particular expertise in international work. A fellow family solicitor says: "She has a lot of knowledge when it comes to enforcing financial orders around the world." Another interviewee notes: "She’s highly experienced, professional, and adopts a sensible, efficacious approach."

Russell Bywater advises wealthy clients on a range of family matters and has particular expertise in cases with complex and international financial issues. A source enthuses: "He is a true force of nature. He is like a true chess grandmaster and is thinking several moves ahead always." This source continues: "He possesses a unique ability to connect with a client incredibly quickly."

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Overview



We are experts in all areas of family and matrimonial law and are unusual in the proportion of our work that has an international element (approximately 90% of our cases).  We have developed to meet the requirements of international work while maintaining our more traditional domestic city client base and long-established reputation for constructive, cost-effective resolution. 

We are at the forefront of legal development with a number of cases being heard in the Supreme Court (including two in a year)  and the Court of Appeal.

 With the unique advantage of two equally experienced specialised departments – matrimonial and children - we are well-placed to respond to complex or novel international points of law, drawing from the niche knowledge of members of both departments, providing a seamless, highly sophisticated service.  

Internationally we move swiftly, on interlinking jurisdictional divorce and children issues, to secure advantageous jurisdictions to negotiate from a position of strength. 

We have a leading practice in financial provision for children under Schedule 1, trust and joinder disputes.

Our lawyers are at the forefront of surrogacy, LGBT and validity of marriage. 

We  are known for our commitment to mediation and we have an unusually busy collaborative practice for HNWs.

 We were again included in The Times’ Best Law Firm list, which consist of the top 200 out of 10,000 legal practices in England and Wales.  




Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth

Dawson Cornwell

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Location

11 Staple Inn

London

Greater London

UK

WC1V 7QH

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Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth


Jessica Reid
Up and Coming
Kate Allen
Band 2
Russell Bywater
Band 4