Mariko Wilson trained at Anthony Gold under Kim Beatson, and now at FLiP she acts for HNWs, with ‘a particular interest in the tax and pension aspects of divorce’.
Personable and impressive, the senior associate regularly acts for people in the professions. ‘At the moment I have a large number of lawyers, mainly partners at large City firms,’ she explains. ‘They are unimpressed by their lawyer sitting on the fence and are looking for precise, robust and decisive advice.’
So what does she think makes a good family lawyer? ‘It’s very easy to lose sight of the human impact of our work in the cut and thrust of litigation,’ she replies. ‘Remembering that the other side was once your client’s spouse, or is the child’s other parent, is crucial.’