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When Davina Katz left Mishcon de Reya to join Schillings in 2009, she was by far the youngest head of a family law department in London. Credited by peers for her ‘utmost professionalism and excellence’, she’s become a star solicitor to A-list celebrities, blue-chip entrepreneurs and gilded names from the banking, private equity and hedge fund arenas. She now leads a team experienced in the full range of family law issues, from bigmoney pre- and post-nups to complex international litigation and ‘more unusual work’ (it has particular strength representing financial institutions joined to big-ticket divorce proceedings). Whatever the case, you’ll need ‘30 or 40 million’ at stake to get Katz involved. Does anything still shock her? ‘Not really,’ she says. ‘I meet a lot of clients who sit down and say — “I’ve got to tell you something and you’ll be aghast”’. But I’ve heard it before, hundreds of times.’ The stylish solicitor has made important contributions in the family legal sphere, notably in the reported case of Vince v Wyatt, where she succeeded on behalf of David Vince OBE in his landmark appeal against a retrospective claim; Abuchian v Khojah, where her client received the highest-ever High Court financial award following an overseas divorce. One client offers effusive praise: ‘She was a constant source of support and positivity. I owe her a great debt.’

Davina Katz