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Michael Gouriet

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Michael advises on all aspects of divorce and family law (including pre- and post-nuptial agreements) with particular focus on the resolution of financial issues for wealthy individuals, whether married or cohabiting and often with international interests (including in particular those with US, Middle-Eastern and Russian connections). He also has extensive experience of child law matters, including international relocation.

Michael has acted in numerous complex high-value divorce cases involving trusts and businesses, and in conjunction with his colleagues in the trust, tax and estate planning teams at Withers he is regularly instructed to advise on stress-testing of wealth structures. His clients include city professionals, entrepreneurs and business people, landowners, sports and music stars, politicians, and their spouses/partners.

Michael is a certified family law arbitrator and a qualified collaborative lawyer.

Professional Memberships

IAFL (Current Treasurer of European Chapter);


Collaborative Family Law; and

Chartered Institute of Arbitration.


Michael enjoys all sports and runs his own wandering cricket team.