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Lake Legal Limited

Family/Matrimonial

2 ranked lawyersBand 1Leeds, Bradford and surroundsUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Pre-eminent Leeds-based team offering medium to high net worth clients the full spectrum of private family law assistance. Displays well-honed expertise in financial settlements, with additional experience in nuptial agreements and TOLATA cases, and also active in children cases, such as child arrangements and order applications. Offers all forms of ADR, including mediation, arbitration and collaborative law. Noted for its considerable experience handling matters with cross-border elements.

Strengths

One interviewee praises the firm for its "practical yet friendly approach," adding: "They don't do work that is not necessary, but get to the best solutions as quickly as possible."

Notable practitioners

Claire Glaister is developing a strong reputation in the market for her work on complex financial disputes arising from divorce and separation as well as the negotiation of nuptial and cohabitation agreements. Sources say she is "straightforward, clear and very experienced in her field."

Lyn Ayrton is "absolutely brilliant," according to interviewees, who also describe her as an "outstanding lawyer who has the law at her fingertips and who can analyse financial information thoroughly and accurately to give robust, sensible advice." She is a qualified arbitrator and collaborative lawyer who regularly advises high net worth individuals on financial remedy proceedings as well as prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

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Leeds, Bradford and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial


Claire Glaister
Up and Coming
Lyn Ayrton
Star Individuals