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Provided by Camellia Buckmaster

High Net Worth

Practice Areas

Camellia specialises in ultra/high net worth cases and advises on the full range of matrimonial finance work including pre-nuptial agreements, Schedule 1 cases (financial provision for the benefit of a child of unmarried parents), Part III claims, jurisdictional disputes and complex financial claims upon divorce.

She also advises on all aspects of private children law including cases with complex and contentious contact arrangements with jurisdictional or harm factors in play and relocation applications.

Her practice covers co-habitation and separation agreements, Non-Molestation and Occupation Orders and her cases often involve an international element and/or complex trust structures.

Career

Camellia trained at Slaughter and May, qualifying in September 2014. She joined Payne Hicks Beach in 2016 and was promoted to senior associate in 2018.

Work Highlights

• Helliwell v Entwistle [2024] EWHC 740

• Helliwell v Entwistle [2024] EWHC 1298

• Standish v Standish [2024] EWCA Civ 567

• Potanin v Potanina [2024] UKSC 3

• Collardeau-Fuchs v Fuchs [2022] EWFC 6

• WX v HX & NX and LX [2021] EWHC 241

• Potanina v Potanin [2021] EWCA Civ 702

• Potanin v Potanina [2019] EWHC 2956

• M (Children) (Non-Hague Convention State) [2020] EWCA Civ 277

Education

Durham University

Camellia read Philosophy and Theology at Durham University and was awarded a Norton Prize for outstanding academic performance by St Cuthbert’s Society

BPP Law School

Camellia converted to law at BPP Law School achieving Distinction in the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course.

Awards

Recommended Lawyer

The Legal 500 UK

2024

Rising Star

Spear's Family Lawyer Index

2024

Gold - Family Lawyer of the Year, Senior/Managing Associate

Citywealth Future Leaders

2023

Ranked

Chambers and Partners 2022/2023

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