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Mishcon de Reya LLP

Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth

5 ranked individualsBand 2UKHigh Net Worth 2020 View ranking table

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Mishcon de Reya has a strong family team, which advises on high-value matrimonial finance proceedings, marital agreements and children arrangements.

One family barrister describes it as "a fantastic team of solicitors" and reports that "they are commercially savvy and good at dealing with people in the City with modern financial lifestyles." Another says that it is "an extremely professional firm" and that "the quality of their service is exceptional from partners to junior level of the team. They have really good strategic overview of cases and a good eye for strategy."

Notable practitioners

Barbara Reeves is a "very robust character," according to peers, who say she is also "very well respected in the family law world." She acts for high-profile clients on matrimonial finance cases and children proceedings. A barrister says Reeves is a "very experienced and canny litigator" who is "always thinking about the strategy and thinking about a case cleverly."

Legal director Claire Yorke focuses her practice on the financial aspect of divorce, often managing cases with complex multi-jurisdictional business and trusts assets. Sources say Yorke is "business-minded" and "very good on the numbers." Yorke also has expertise in nuptial agreements and child relocation matters. She is said to be "super confident and focused, and has good client care skills."

Kate Clark 's practice includes advice on high-value divorce proceedings and marital agreements. A source says that "Kate handles high net worth and complex cases involving foreign assets in different jurisdictions." Another market insider says Clark is an "extremely forthright lawyer who takes no nonsense; she is someone who gives very good realistic advice and is extremely dedicated to her clients."

Robert Hines advises affluent individuals on contentious financial cases, often involving complex cross-border asset structures. He is also well versed in cohabitation and children arrangement disputes. Peers say the "quality and calibre of the work that he continues to do is extraordinary." Hines is "particularly good at drafting," says a market insider.

Sandra Davis is "one of the doyens of family law," according to an industry peer. Davis handles complex and high-value cases, many involving complicated asset structures and tax issues, and is adept at advising on nuptial agreements and highly contentious proceedings involving children. A family barrister describes her as a "powerhouse of knowledge," adding that she is "extremely experienced, very dedicated to her clients and extremely empathetic." Davis is "one of the top in her profession," says another source, adding: "She knows the answer to everything; she has been in all situations."

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Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth


Barbara Reeves
Band 2
Claire Yorke
Band 3
Kate Clark
Band 3
Robert Hines
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Sandra Davis
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