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Mills & Reeve LLP

Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth

5 ranked individualsBand 3UKHigh Net Worth 2020 View ranking table

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National firm Mills & Reeve has particularly strong family law practices in Cambridge and London, but a market insider says that "excellence spreads throughout all the offices."

One respected family barrister highlights the firm's strength in depth, saying: "I think they structure their teams really well because they have the partners who deal with overseeing of cases and more junior members who are also very good; they spread the workload between them appropriately, which naturally helps with the billing considerations of the clients."

Notable practitioners

Caitlin Jenkins is a Cambridge-based family law practitioner who is adept at managing complicated financial disputes arising from divorce or separation. A source says: "You can tell she is absolutely on top of the detail and she is very sensible." A barrister says she is "brilliant," adding: "Her knowledge of farming, trust, wealth and dynastic estates is very good and she is very competent. She is able to bring calmness to a messy case."

Joanna Grandfield runs the firm's London family team. She is "very calm and very competent with high net worth cases, including both children and money cases," says a family barrister. Another industry peer says she is "very well connected and understands complex areas of finances."

Suzanne Kingston is a highly respected family lawyer with a very active mediation practice. One source says Kingston is "one of the top few names that you would think about for mediation of high-value and complex financial situations because of her background and experience of running those cases herself," adding that she manages these mediations "with real sensitivity and flair" and that "her move to Mills & Reeve is a real feather in their cap."

Commentators say Tim Whitney is an "excellent mediator and lawyer with the right balance of legal acumen and client care skills." He is building a "great reputation" in the family law market, according to market insiders.

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Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth


Caitlin Jenkins
Band 3
Joanna Grandfield
Band 2
Suzanne Kingston
Band 1
Tim Whitney
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Family/Matrimonial: Mediators


Suzanne Kingston
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