Simons Muirhead & Burton

Family/Matrimonial Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for A well-regarded group with a strong reputation for matrimonial finance. Acts regularly for high net worth and highly compensated clients in international matters, including relocation and Schedule 1 disputes.

Strengths Interviewees say: "They are a dynamic yet approachable firm. The client seems to be front and centre in the way that they do business."

"Really impressive," says one source. "They have been successful in obtaining a suitable outcome and assisted me through the entire experience."

Another reports: "I hold them in high regard. They are very good for both businesses and individuals and they do work in a lot of specialisms."

Notable practitioners


Jane McDonagh
is notable for her breadth of capabilities, handling prenuptial and postnuptial financial negotiations in addition to Schedule 1 claims and other child-related cases.
"Jane is an immensely talented and personable legal counsel. She has helped me to navigate the tricky legal terrain with care and attention." "Jane is the consummate legal professional - completely calm and considered. She is always clear in her advice and supportive when hard decisions need to be made. She is understanding, not only of the intricacies of the law, but also of the personal difficulties her clients face."


Tom Farley-Hills
is highly adept at advising on financial issues arising from divorce and separation, including cases with overseas and offshore elements. "He's a clever family lawyer who has really good instincts and is pragmatic." "He is very effective and is entirely straightforward."