Senior Partner: Raymond Tooth
Other fee-earners: 6
Raymond Tooth, Susan Apthorp
This central London firm is a leading family law practice known for specialising in high net worth and complex financial disputes.
Established in 1982, Sears Tooth’s reputation speaks for itself. It is recognised as a centre of excellence and undertakes a significant proportion of the most complex financial cases held in the High Court. It is also highly regarded for its breadth of experience in complex children matters and international family law. The firm takes on cases involving difficult or novel points of law and has an enviable track record of winning groundbreaking cases and obtaining leading family law judgments. It is known for having a tenacious no-nonsense approach and will swiftly take court proceedings to achieve results if necessary. It has enviable connections worldwide with accountants, enquiry agents, tax experts and lawyers making it the go to choice for international disputes.
Raymond Tooth, the senior partner, was awarded the Spears Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to Private Client Services and he and his partner Susan Apthorp are listed amongst the UK’s leading family lawyers. Clients appreciate the fact that both partners take a ‘hands on approach’ whether the case requires robust or diplomatic negotiation or hard-hitting litigation.
Areas of Practice
Divorce & Matrimonial: 100%
Types of Work Undertaken
Its expertise is wide-ranging including divorce, pre and post nuptial agreements, separation, jurisdiction disputes, provision for unmarried parents, paternity disputes, contact, residence, international relocation cases and Inheritance Act matters.
Sears Tooth is proud to represent clients from all walks of life, including entrepreneurs, politicians and celebrities, professionals and ultra-high net worth individuals. It is very protective of its clients’ privacy and reputations and is well versed in protecting clients using a wide range of emergency procedures in multiple jurisdictions including freezing and disclosure orders relating to both personal and business assets.