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Mills & Reeve LLP

Family/Matrimonial

2 ranked lawyersBand 1YorkshireUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Enjoys an impressive reputation for taking on complex, multi-jurisdictional cases including high-stakes separations, pension issues, wealth management and marital agreements. Highly skilled in dealing with farm assets and trusts among other issues arising from family finance cases. Further expertise in matters related to cohabitation. Advises clients through a range of ADR proceedings in addition to its top-notch litigation capabilities.

Strengths

One source highlights the team's "cutting-edge knowledge of matrimonial law and incredible work ethic, coupled with their determination to succeed for their client."

Another says: "The way they think and the depth of analysis means that the quality of output is so good. They are just phenomenal."

Notable practitioners

Associate Claudia Gilham is described by one interviewee as having "a superb mind for family law." She advises on both financial remedy proceedings and private children matters, including domestic and international cases. A client reports: "She was very thorough and took the trouble to get to know what was important to me."

"Colossus of family law" Philip Way heads the Leeds office as well as leading the family team there. He frequently advises high net worth individuals on matrimonial finance matters and has a wealth of experience advising on complex business and trust structures as well as pensions. According to a source, "his attention to detail is second to none and he is a hugely reassuring and calming influence on things."

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Leeds, Bradford and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial


Claudia Gilham
Associates to watch
Philip Way
Star Individuals