Joe Vaitilingam boasts more than 20 years as a family lawyer. He started out as a trainee at Hughes Fowler Carruthers, becoming a partner in 2005, before launching Vaitilingam Kay in 2014.
‘Our basic pitch is that you get me and Anne [Kay, formerly of Mishcon de Reya] – 30-plus years at Magic Circle firms – but we’re more modern,’ he says. ‘Our costs are lower than everybody else’s, our rates are lower and so we’re cheaper; but you suffer no loss in quality.’
Cases tend to be in the range of £5 to £15 million, with key highlights including having secured one of the largest known financial awards for housing and maintenance for a child of unmarried parents. Advising clients from all walks of life, he has much multi-jurisdictional experience.