Farrer & Co LLP

Family/Matrimonial Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Long-established firm handling high-value and technically demanding matrimonial disputes for high net worth individuals and professionals. Active in international cases and disputes involving complex trust and business structures. Also handles a range of private children cases involving domestic and international relocation. Notable strength in ADR demonstrates its commitment to offering a constructive approach to matters.

Strengths One source notes: "I am continually impressed with the skill, professionalism, diligence and care each person from Farrer that I’ve worked with demonstrates."

"They have real strength and depth across the team,"says another.

Notable practitioners


Claire Gordon
is particularly adept at advising clients on nuptial agreements. She also is routinely called upon to handle jurisdictional disputes, financial relief applications and financial remedy disputes following separation.
"She's the kind of person who could stand in the middle of a riot and not care - she is unflappable, nothing fazes her and she always works out the answer. She has a great intellect and is really impressive." "She has a calm and efficient competence. She is always two steps ahead of the game and never taken by surprise."


Eliza Hebditch
comes recommended for her strength in both domestic and international children matters, as well as her experience in financial proceedings such as nuptial arrangements.


Sarah Hutchinson
frequently handles financial remedy applications and has further strength in cross-border abductions and relocations. She regularly handles matters involving cross-jurisdictional assets and trusts, with expertise in non-disclosure claims.
"She is fantastic - she's highly intelligent and very good with clients." "Sarah delivers advice in a friendly, confident manner. She is also responsive and the quality of her drafting is very high. Sarah listens to her clients and appreciates their sensitivities while also not being afraid to challenge points raised."


Simon Bruce
is a seasoned practitioner highly respected for his experience in high-value divorce proceedings. He frequently handles cross-border financial disputes including substantial assets.
"His attention to detail is very good, and his ability to strategically plan as to where things are going is very strong. He backs up his strategic thoughts with incredible knowledge of case law." "Simon Bruce is a name that everyone knows - he is one of the giants of London family law. His experience and client base are second to none." "Simon is one of the best family lawyers in the country."


William Massey
is well regarded for his skilled handling of complex cross-border abductions, as well as wider multi-jurisdictional disputes. He frequently acts on financial proceedings involving high-value assets, including non-disclosure disputes.
"He's very good with clients and extremely personable. Anyone working with him is going to get sensible, extremely sound and detailed advice. He's an absolute pleasure to deal with."