An eminent negotiator who cuts through the jargon and to the heart of her cases, Zoë Bloom specialises in complex HNW financial disputes. Experienced in international divorce with crossborder tax complications, she also has niche experience representing high-profile entrepreneurs and Nordic nationals. Her clients are generally experiencing high conflict relationship breakdown, either because the assets are very complicated or the personalities are difficult. ‘I often act against people who have narcissistic personalities’, she says. She is also a go-to adviser on pre- and post-nup agreements. Having spent seven years working as a private client solicitor, Bloom is well placed to deal with complex tax and trust issues. ‘The property may be in the middle of renovation, the business may be highly illiquid. There are usually issues around the beneficial entitlement under trust arrangements.’ Inevitably, emotions are running high, but these cases also require a lot of technical know-how. Bloom exudes an air of calm expertise. ‘To encourage the court to make the right decision, strategy is key,’ she says. Industry experts agree, adding that her strength lies in ‘combining compassion with efficiency’ while a peer attests that her services are both cost-effective and competitive. Clients are equally keen on the quick and thorough lawyer, praising her collaborative approach and great results.