James Ferguson brings more than 35 years of experience to the family team he leads at Boodle Hatfield. Clients commend him as ‘very wise, very astute’ and peers observe that he ‘has the respect of everyone around him’. Ferguson handles intricate divorces where hundreds of millions of pounds are at play, reaching settlements out of court. Clients ‘want out and on the best possible terms’, he stresses. He recently advised on a ‘fabulously difficult’ case involving illiquid assets tied to a spouse’s £400 million company. Another case was centred on a prenup, signed pre-Radmacher, where the strength and wording of the agreement was being questioned.