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Chambers Review

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Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth - UK
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National firm Mills & Reeve is well known for advising high net worth clients on a wide array of complex finance and children matters. A commentator reports: "They are an excellent group for family matters; they are the national firm to go to for family law. Their resources are brilliant and they have a very slick offering."

An interviewee reveals: "If I was getting a divorce, I would go to Mills & Reeve. They're really sharp, commercial and focused on getting the best outcome." One source says: "They are completely organised and efficient. They are very, very attuned to the needs of the client."

Notable practitioners

Suzanne Kingston has a strong reputation for her wealth of experience advising high net worth individuals on complex family matters. "She is really creative and innovative, and she is so thoughtful and knowledgeable. She is someone I really trust. I would hire her in a flash," states a market source, and another reveals: "She is a brilliant tactician, she is very, very clever and definitely the lawyer you want on your side." A third source comments: "She's very easy to deal with and always has the client's best interests at heart. She is very proactive, doesn’t take any nonsense and is always one of my go-to lawyers when conflicted or I need a mediator."

Joanna Grandfield is a highly respected family lawyer with in-depth expertise handling financial disputes in divorce. "I would send her a matter if I were conflicted," reveals a source, explaining: "She’s very knowledgeable, approachable and easy to deal with. She's straight talking and no nonsense, and she goes the extra mile for clients." A source comments: "She is very good to have on the other side of a case; she is very reasonable, very intelligent and client-friendly. She is very good on complex jurisdictional cases." Another says: "I love dealing with Joanna; she is supremely bright, very client-friendly and very pragmatic in her approach. She is tough but fair."

Cambridge-based Caitlin Jenkins focuses on matrimonial finance and private law children cases. A commentator remarks: "I think Caitlin is a real star. I absolutely love working with her. Any client who is able to bag her would be very lucky. Her judgement is truly excellent and she is very good at thinking ten steps ahead." Another says: "Caitlin is really superb. She has the most wonderful manner with clients and she is fiercely bright."

Tim Whitney is capable of advising high net worth clients on a broad array of matters. A market commentator notes: "He is all over the law and the facts, and his ability to apply complex law to different sets of facts is really good. He is brilliant at handling complex family dynamics too." Another says: "Tim is really hard-working and collegial; he's really approachable and has his client's best interests in mind."

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