As head of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s family asset protection team in London, Elizabeth Hicks tells Spear’s she’s thrilled to be back after a year on leave.
Hicks, who’s regularly interviewed by the press on key family issues, is now part of a world-class private client offering – and the rise in international pre-nups dominates our chat. ‘My top one at the moment is for £550 million,’ she says. ‘If they can be done collaboratively, I think it’s much easier for the client.’
Despite being a firm believer that London remains the divorce capital of the world, Hicks warns that, for UHNWs, pre-nups are ‘not watertight’, but ‘a court will always ask “why shouldn’t we uphold a prenup?”, rather than “why should we uphold a prenup?”’