ELIZABETH HICKS

BRYAN CAVE LEIGHTON PAISNER

Category
Family Lawyers
Company Size
International

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?”’

Elizabeth Hicks
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