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Farrer & Co LLP

Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth

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Farrer & Co's family team advises on complex, high-value international matters. A source says: "The firm has a very strong family law team with exceptional knowledge and brilliant client service." This source continues: "They are undoubtedly one of the best firms you can go to."

The whole team is well regarded for its client service. Interviewees say: "They are extremely professional, very efficient" and "responsive."

Notable practitioners

Caroline Holley advises clients on high-value family matters, usually those involving multiple cross-border issues. A barrister explains: "She is brilliant. She has very good client management skills and is able to deal with enormously complicated cases. She has an exceptional legal mind and great client management skills."

"Class act" Claire Gordon advises high net worth individuals on complex cross-border family matters. A source enthuses: "She is a supremely talented lawyer." An interviewee explains: "She is excellent at cross-border family matters. She can grasp complex matters extremely quickly, she has this combination of trying to solve the problem but at the same time trying to avoid litigation, which is very good. She tries to find a pragmatic solution for the client."

Edward Floyd moved from Penningtons Manches to Farrer & Co in December 2021. Floyd advises on a range of family matters including divorce and related financial proceedings and children matters. A barrister says: "He is exceptionally hard-working, very clever and has astute judgement." Another market source notes: "He is tenacious, he is very intelligent, he is very financially savvy and very commercially minded."

Sarah Hutchinson advises on a comprehensive range of family matters including financial disputes and those involving children. Hutchinson garners particular praise for her client-handling skills. A source says: "She has an emotional intelligence and understands people better than most lawyers. She understands the relationship children have with their parents, she has an understanding of people." A barrister confirms: "She has a deep understanding of the dynamics of separating people and that conflict and how to try and find a route out of it."

Simon Bruce is senior counsel at the firm and has considerable experience advising high net worth clients on divorce and other family matters. An interviewee says: "Simon Bruce is one of the greatest lawyers. He is just so experienced and knowledgeable." A market source enthuses: "He is a one of a kind individual. He is highly, highly, highly intelligent, he's just incredibly smart and hard-working. He's a brilliant guy and a terrific lawyer."

William Massey leads the firm's family and disputes team. A source says: "He is outstanding, he is incredibly good, he is understated and exceptional. He has got gravitas and is a top-flight intellect." He has particular expertise advising wealthy individuals on complex financial issues within family breakdown, especially those involving trusts.

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Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth

Farrer & Co LLP

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66 Lincoln's Inn Fields

London

Greater London

UK

WC2A 3LH

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Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth


Caroline Holley
Band 3
Claire Gordon
Band 1
Edward Floyd
Band 5
Sarah Hutchinson
Band 3
Simon Bruce
Senior Statespeople
William Massey
Band 1