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Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Family/Matrimonial

5 ranked lawyersBand 2Birmingham and surroundsUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Maintains its reputation as a market leader in Midlands family law from its offices in Birmingham, Hereford and Worcester. Regularly advises on high-value and cross-jurisdictional financial remedy matters, including hearings before the High Court. Extensive expertise in cases involving trusts, property, farming and business assets, with the ability to provide a variety of alternative dispute resolution options. Also handles Children Act matters, including cases of abuse.

Strengths

One client describes the firm as "top-tier in terms of service, knowledge and efficiency."

A source reports: "The team is very knowledgeable and switched-on, as well as being very mindful about providing value for money."

Notable practitioners

Andrew Breakwell has expertise in financial remedy cases involving significant assets and multi-jurisdictional elements.
"Andrew is extremely clever and has a wide-ranging knowledge of the law." "He is incredibly experienced."

Hereford-based Andy Caldicott is head of family law and a hugely experienced practitioner, who is both a solicitor advocate and a trained collaborative lawyer. He frequently advises on high net worth financial disputes, often with accompanying issues concerning property, businesses and pensions.
"A fantastic solicitor who is incredibly tactically-minded, very good in negotiations and a really good advocate." "He is a level-headed and commercially-minded lawyer who gives sensible advice and is very user-friendly for clients." "From day one, Andrew was very knowledgeable and thorough but also reassuring and calming, which mattered a great deal during a tense and tough time."

Hayley McCormack assists with an array of high-value matrimonial finance mandates, including those that involve complex wealth, corporate and trust structures.
"Hayley is a cracking lawyer - hard-fighting and a good tactician."

Kevin Harris-James is highly regarded for advising clients on complex matrimonial finance and cohabitation disputes, including those with cross-border aspects. He heads the Birmingham office as well as leading its family team there.
"Kevin is strategically clever and gets good results for his clients."

Victoria Fellows offers expertise in both matrimonial finance and Children Act cases. She handles substantial cohabitation disputes as well as divorce proceedings.

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Birmingham and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial


Andrew Breakwell
Band 2
Hayley McCormack
Band 3
Kevin Harris-James
Band 2
Victoria Fellows
Band 3
Hereford, Worcester and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial


Andrew Caldicott
Band 1