Withers’ former head of family law has seen ‘a lot of bad-tempered litigation’ in the past year with an unprecedentedly high percentage of cases having gone to final hearings. Julian Lipson wonders if this is due to economic turbulence following the EU referendum result. ‘Husbands are nervous about their financial prospects in a post-Brexit situation and not quite so happy-go-lucky,’ he says. He specialises in domestic and international financial cases, many of which involve tax and trust implications, substantial assets or incomes. A peer says that Lipson is ‘probably the most reliably excellent family lawyer in London — who fights for his clients while being eminently reasonable’.